Characterisation of Cassava Fibre for Use as a Biomaterial

Show simple item record Larbie, L. Hayford, C.F. Kaufmann, E.E. 2012-09-12T13:20:07Z 2017-10-14T06:40:18Z 2012-09-12T13:20:07Z 2017-10-14T06:40:18Z 2012-07
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Engineering Science and Technology ISSN 0975-5462 Vol. 4 No.07 (2012), pp. 3537-3545 en_US
dc.description.abstract In this study we investigate the cytotoxicity of de-starched cassava fibre granules and fine powder using human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and examine changes in the composition of Simulated Body Fluid(SBF) resulting from immersion of cassava fibre samples. The purpose of the study was to characterise cassava fibre for possible biomaterial applications. Preliminary results indicate insignificant cytotoxic effects on PBMCs with cassava sample concentrations of 0.1g/ml, 0.025g/ml and 0.00625g/ml. Additionally there was little or no significant change in Na, K, Mg, Cl, Ca, Mn, and Cu concentrations upon immersion in SBF as observed over a one week period at a temperature of 37°C. These initial results suggest cassava fibre may be considered for biomaterial applications following more extensive characterisation. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Engg Journals Publications en_US
dc.subject cassava fibre en_US
dc.subject biomaterial en_US
dc.subject cytotoxicity en_US
dc.subject immersion characteristics en_US
dc.subject Instrumental Neutron ActivationAnalysis (INAA) en_US
dc.title Characterisation of Cassava Fibre for Use as a Biomaterial en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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