publications

Anti-Infective and Osteointegration Properties of Silicon Nitride, Poly (Ether Ether Ketone), and Titanium Implants

Author(s): T.J. Webster, A.A. Patel, M.N. Rahaman, and B.S. BalT.J. Webster, A.A. Patel, M.N. Rahaman, …
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Decreased Bacteria Activity on Si3N4 Surfaces Compared with PEEK or Titanium

Author(s): D.J. Gorth, S. Puckett, B. Ercan, T.J. Webster, M. Rahaman, and B.S. Bal A …
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In Vivo Bone Formation and Bacterial Infection Between Silicon Nitride Ceramic, PEEK, and Titanium

Author(s): B.J. McEntire, A. Lakshminarayanan, B.S. Bal, T. Webster, B. Ercan, and D. Gorth Superior …
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Patent Application US20130302509: Antibacterial Biomedical Implants and Associated Materials, Apparatus, and Methods

Author(s): McEntire BJ, Lakshminarayanan R, Davis K, Grimaldi N, Pezzotti G Antibacterial Biomedical Implants and …
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Silicon Nitride Bioceramics Induce Chemically Driven Lysis in Porphyromonas Gingivalis

Authors(s): G. Pezzotti, R.M. Bock, B.J. McEntire, E. Jones, M. Boffelli, W. Zhu, G. Baggio, …
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Differential Bacterial Expression on Silicon Nitride, PEEK, and Titanium Surfaces

Authors:  B.J. McEntire, E.N. Jones, D. Ray, R.M. Bock, B.S. Bal, and G. Pezzotti Infected …
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An Assessment of the Inherent Antimicrobial Resistance of Biomaterials Utilized in Spinal Fusion Surgery

Author(s): C.A. Kuhns, B.J. McEntire, R.M. Bock, G. Pezzotti, B. Bal Perioperative and latent infections …
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Enhanced Bioactivity and Bacteriostasis of PEEK Polymers Through Incorporation of Silicon Nitride Particles

Author(s): C.A. Kuhns, R.M. Bock, B.J. McEntire, B. Bal, G. Pezzotti Appositional bone on- and …
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Surface Topography of Silicon Nitride Affects Antimicrobial and Osseosintegrative Properties of Tibial Implants in a Murine Model

Author(s): M. Ishikawa, K.L.D.M. Bentley, B.J. McEntire, B.S. Bal, E.M. Schwarz, C. Xie, and E. …
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Treatment of lumbar discitis using silicon nitride spinal spacers: A case series and literature review

Author(s): William M. Rambo, Jr. Septic infection of a lumbar intervertebral disc is a serious …
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Monitoring Metabolic Reactions in Staphylococcus epidermidis Exposed to Silicon Nitride using in situ Time-lapse Raman Spectroscopy

June 2, 2021
Author(s): F. Boschetto, D. Fainozzi, E. Marin, B.J. McEntire, G. Pezzotti, F. Boschetto, T. Adachi, …
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A Spontaneous Solid-State NO Donor to Fight Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Author(s): G. Pezzotti This study substantiates the chemical origin of a free-radical-driven antibacterial effect at …
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In vitro Antibacterial Activity of Oxide and Non-Oxide Bioceramics for Arthroplastic Devices: I. In situ Time-Lapse Raman Spectroscopy

Author(s): G. Pezzotti, R.M. Bock, B.J. McEntire, T. Adachi, E. Marin, F. Boschetto, W. Zhu, …
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Label-Free SERS Discrimination and In Situ Analysis of Life Cycle in Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus epidermidis

Author(s): N. Paccotti, F. Boschetto, S. Horiguchi, E. Marin, A. Chiadò, C. Novara, F. Geobaldo, …
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In situ Molecular Vibration Insights into the Antibacterial Behavior of Silicon Nitride Bioceramic Versus Gram-Negative Escherichia coli

Author(s): F. Boschetto, T. Adachi, S. Horiguchi, E. Marin, N. Paccotti, T. Asai, W. Zhu, …
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Metabolic Machinery Encrypted in the Raman Spectrum of Influenza A Virus-Inoculated Mammalian Cells

Author(s): Pezzotti G, Zhu W, Adachi T, Horiguchi S, Marin E, Boschetto F, et al. …
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Antipathogenic Devices and Methods Thereof, US Pat. Appl. 2020 0079651

Author(s): B.J. McEntire, R.M. Bock, B.S. Bal Antipathogenic Devices and Methods Thereof, US Pat. Appl. …
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Antipathogenic Compositions and Methods Thereof, Int. Pat. Appl. WO 2020/051004

Author(s): B.J. McEntire, R.M. Bock, B.S. Bal Antipathogenic Compositions and Methods Thereof, Int. Pat. Appl. …
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Instantaneous “Catch-and-Kill” Inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 by Nitride Ceramics

Author(s): G. Pezzotti, E. Ohigitani, M. Shin-Ya, T. Adachi, E. Marin, F. Boshetto, W. Zhu, …
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Rapid Inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 by Silicon Nitride, Copper, and Aluminum Nitride

Authors(s):  G. Pezzotti Viral disease spread by contaminated commonly touched surfaces is a global concern. …
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Silicon Nitride Inactivates SARS-CoV-2 in vitro

Author(s): C.W. Lehman, R. Flur, K. Kehn-Hall, B.J. McEntire, B.S. Bal, R.M. Bock Severe acute …
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Antimicrobial Nitric Oxide Releasing Compounds and Scaffolds

Author(s):  McEntire BJ, Bal BS, Pezzotti G Perioperative and latent infections are leading causes for …
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Activity and Mechanism of Action of the Bioceramic Silicon Nitride as an Environmentally Friendly Alternative for the Control of the Grapevine Downy Mildew Pathogen Plasmopara viticola

Author(s): Pezzotti G, Fujita Y, Boschetto F, Zhu W, Marin E, Vandelle E, et al. …
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A Potent Solid-State Bioceramic Inactivator of ssRNA Viruses

Author(s): Pezzotti G, Boschetto F, Ogitani E, Fujita Y, Zhu W, Marin E, et al …
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Antifungal Activity of PMMA/Si3N4 Composites Against Candida Albicans

Author(s): Pezzotti G, Asai T, Adachi T, Ogitani E, Yamamoto T, Kanamura N, et al …
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Improved Bioactivity and Bacteriostasis of PEEK Polymers by Addition of Silicon Nitride Particles

Author(s): G. Pezzotti, W. Zhu, E. Marin, A. Rondinella, F. Boschetto, R.M. Bock, B.J. McEntire, …
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The Antimicrobial Resistance of Oxide and Non-Oxide Ceramics

Author(s): G. Pezzotti, R.M. Bock, B.J. McEntire, T. Adachi, E. Marin, F. Boschetto, W. Zhu, …
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Comprehensive in vitro comparison of cellular and osteogenic response to alternative biomaterials for spinal implants

Author(s): Seunghun S. Lee, Stephanie Huber, Stephen J. Ferguson A variety of novel biomaterials are …
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Orthopedic Applications of Silicon Nitride Ceramics

Author(s): B.S. Bal and M.N. Rahaman Silicon nitride (Si3N4) is a ceramic material developed for …
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Non-Oxide Ceramics in Arthroplasty: The Case for Silicon Nitride as a Novel Biomaterial

Author(s): B.J. McEntire, A. Lakshminarayanan, B.S. Bal, and T. Webster Oxide ceramics, such as alumina …
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Bioceramics for Hip Joints: The Physical Chemistry Viewpoint

Author(s): G. Pezzotti Which intrinsic biomaterial parameter governs and, if quantitatively monitored, could reveal to …
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Ceramics and Ceramic Coatings in Orthopaedics

Author(s): B. J. McEntire, B. S. Bal, M. N. Rahaman, J. Chevalier, and G. Pezzotti …
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Methods for Threading Sinterable Materials and Related Apparatus and Systems, US Pat. 9,399,309 (2016)

Author(s): B.J. McEntire and P. Thirugnanasambandam Methods for Threading Sinterable Materials and Related Apparatus and …
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Point-Defect Populations as Induced by Cation/Anion Substitution in β-Si3N4 Lattice: A Cathodoluminescence Study

Author(s): W. Zhu, B. J. McEntire, Y. Enomoto, M. Boffelli and G. Pezzotti Point-defect characterizations …
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Effect of pH and Monovalent Cations on the Raman Spectrum of Water: Basics Revisited and Application to Measure Concentration Gradients at Water/Solid Interface in Si3N4 Biomaterial

Author(s): G. Pezzotti, L. Puppulin, A. La Rosa, M. Boffelli, W. Zhu, B. J. McEntire, …
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Surface Modulation of Silicon Nitride Ceramics for Orthopaedic Applications

Author(s): R. M. Bock, B. J. McEntire, B. S. Bal, M. N. Rahaman, M. Boffelli, …
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Surface Toughness of Silicon Nitride Bioceramics: I, Raman Spectroscopy-Assisted Micromechanics

Author(s): G. Pezzotti, Y. Enomoto, W. Zhu, M. Boffelli, E. Marin, and B.J. McEntire Indentation …
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Surface Toughness of Silicon Nitride Bioceramics: II, Comparison with Commercial Oxide Materials

Author(s): B.J. McEntire, Y. Enomoto, W. Zhu, M. Boffelli, E. Marin, and G. Pezzotti Raman …
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Coated Implants and Related Methods US Pat. 9,051,639 (2015)

Author(s):  B. McEntire and R. Lakshminarayanan Coated Implants and Related Methods, US Pat. 9,051,639 (2015) …
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Surface Modulation of Silicon Nitride Ceramics for Orthopaedic Applications

Author(s): R.M. Bock, B.J. McEntire, B.S. Bal, M.N. Rahaman, M. Boffelli, and G. Pezzotti Silicon …
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Debunking the Myth that Ceramics are Bioinert: Comparison of Alumina versus Silicon Nitride

Author(s): B.S. Bal, B. McEntire, M. Rahaman, and G. Pezzotti Oxide-based alumina (Al2O3) is used …
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Differential Effects of Hydrothermal Ageing on the Surface Fracture Toughness of Ceramics

Author(s): B. J. McEntire, Y. Enomoto, W. Zhu, M. Boffelli, E. Marin, B.S. Bal, and …
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Metal Ions Contribute to the Material Instability of Zirconia Toughened Alumina

Femoral heads made from zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) are considered to be the most advanced …
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Processing and Characterization of Silicon Nitride Bioceramics

Silicon nitride (Si3N4) is a relatively new man-made material. Synthesized in 1859, it was first …
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Charge-Compensating Dopant Stabilized Alumina-Zirconia Ceramic Materials and Related Materials, Apparatus, and Methods US Pat. 9,353,012 (2016)

Author(s): R.M. Bock, B.J. McEntire, and R. Lakshminarayanan Charge-Compensating Dopant Stabilized Alumina-Zirconia Ceramic Materials and …
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The Scientific Rationale for Using Silicon Nitride in Biomedical Implants

Author(s):  G. Pezzotti, B. McEntire, W. Zhu, L. Puppulin, M. Boffelli, M.N. Rahaman, and B.S. …
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Alumina-Zirconia Ceramic Implants and Related Materials, Apparatus, and Methods US Pat. 9,353,010 (2016)

Author(s): B.J. McEntire, R. Lakshminarayanan, and R. Bock Alumina-Zirconia Ceramic Implants and Related Materials, Apparatus, …
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Robocasting of Silicon Nitride with Controllable Shape and Architecture for Biomedical Applications

Author(s): S. Zhao, W. Xiao, M.N. Rahaman, D. O’Brien, J.W. Seitz-Sampson, and B. Sonny Bal …
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Bioceramics are not Bioinert

Author(s): G. Pezzotti In an era of laboratory-grown human replacement cells and programmable therapeutic genes, …
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Bioceramics: From Clinic to Concept

Author(s): McEntire B. J. It’s been over 25 years since Professor Larry Hench published his …
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Silicon Nitride Bioceramics in Healthcare

Author(s): M.N. Rahaman, W. Xiao Silicon nitride (Si3N4) is biocompatible and stable in vivo, and these …
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Raman Spectroscopy of Biomedical Polyethylenes

Author(s): G. Pezzotti With the development of three-dimensional Raman algorithms for local mapping of oxidation …
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Ceramic and/or Glass Materials and Related Methods US Pat. 9,925,295 (2018)

Author(s): Bryan J. McEntire, Ryan M. Bock, and Giuseppe Pezzotti Ceramic and/or Glass Materials and …
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Silicon Nitride Laser Cladding: A Feasible Technique to Improve the Biological Response of Zirconia

Author(s): E. Marin, M. Zanocco, F. Boschetto, M. Santini, W. Zhu, T. Adachi, E. Ohgitani, …
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Surface Functionalization of Polyethylene by Silicon Nitride Laser Cladding

Author(s): M. Zanocco, E. Marin, F. Boschetto, T. Adachi, T. Yamamoto, N. Kanamura, W. Zhu, …
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Silicon Nitride – A Ceramic Surgical Implant Material

Silicon nitride is an inorganic and nonmetallic material made of silicon and nitrogen, two elements …
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In Vitro Comparison of Bioactive Silicon Nitride Laser Claddings on Different Substrates

Author(s): Marin E, Zanocco M, Boschetto F, Yamamoto T, Kanamura N, Zhu W, et al …
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Surface Chemistry of Bioceramics: The Missing Key

Author(s): G. Pezzotti Bioceramics are commonly used in biomedical applications due to their excellent biocompatibility. …
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Surface Functionalization of PEEK with Silicon Nitride

Author(s): Boschetto F, Marin E, Ohgitani E, Adachi T, Zanocco M, Horiguchi S, et al. …
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Radiolucent Bone Graft Eur. Pat. EP 2,055,267 (2013)

Author(s): D.S. Brodke, A.C. Khandkar, M. Rao, and R. Lakshminarayanan Radiolucent Bone Graft EU Pat. …
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The CASCADE Trial: Effectiveness of Ceramic versus PEEK Cages for Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Interbody Fusion; Protocol of a Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial

Author(s): M.P. Arts, J.F.C. Wolfs, and T.P. Corbin Anterior cervical discectomy with interbody fusion cages …
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The SNAP Trial: A Double Blind Multi-Center Randomized Controlled Trial of a Silicon Nitride Versus a PEEK Cage in Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion in Patients with Symptomatic Degenerative Lumbar Disc Disorders: Study Protocol

Author(s): R.F. Kersten, S.M. van Gaalen, M.P. Arts, K.C.B. Roes, A. de Gast, T.P. Corbin, …
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Silicon Nitride: A Synthetic Mineral for Vertebrate Biology

Author(s):  G. Pezzotti, B. J. McEntire, R. M. Bock, M. Boffelli, W. Zhu, E. Vitale, …
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In Situ Spectroscopic Screening of Osteosarcoma Living Cells on Stoichiometry-Modulated Silicon Nitride Bioceramic Surfaces

Author(s):  G. Pezzotti, B.J. McEntire, R.M. Bock, W. Zhu, F. Boschetto, A. Rondinella, E. Marin, …
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Radiographic Follow-up of Transforaminal Lumbar Fusion with Silicon Nitride Spacers: A Case Report of Two Patients

Author(s): J.A. Youssef, S.L. Myhre, B.S. Bal The objective of this study was to evaluate …
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The Novel Use of Acoustic Emission Monitoring during Proof-Testing of Ceramic Spinal Implants

Author(s): D. Ray, B. J. McEntire, R. Lakshminarayanan, and O. Ley An added level of …
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Bioactive Silicon Nitride: A New Therapeutic Material for Osteoarthropathy

Author(s): G. Pezzotti, E. Marin, T. Adachi, A. Rondinella, F. Boschetto, W.-L. Zhu, N. Sugano, …
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Bacteriostatic Behavior of Surface-Modulated Silicon Nitride in Comparison to Polyetheretherketone and Titanium

Author(s): R. M. Bock, E. N. Jones, D. A. Ray, B. S. Bal, G. Pezzotti, …
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Bacteriostatic Behaviour of Biomaterials Utilised in Spinal Fusion Surgery

Author(s): B. J. McEntire, E.N. Jones, R. Bock, D. Ray, B.S. Bal, and G. Pezzotti …
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The Effect of Cervical Interbody Cage Morphology, Material Composition, and Bone Density on Subsidence Risk

Author(s): P. B. Suh, C. Puttlitz, C. Lewis, B. S. Bal, and K. McGilvra Interbody …
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Porous Silicon Nitride Spacers versus PEEK Cages for Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: Clinical and Radiological Results of a Single-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial

Author(s): M.P. Arts, J.F.C. Wolfs, and T.P. Corbin Anterior cervical discectomy with fusion is a …
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Osteoinductive Properties of Silicon Nitride, Alumina, and Titanium

Author(s): B.S. Bal, R.M. Bock, A. Rondinella, E. Marin, W. Zhu, T. Adachi, B.J. McEntire, …
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Enhanced Osteoblast Proliferation and Hydroxyapatite Formation on Surface Modulated Silicon Nitride

Author(s):  G. Pezzotti, B.J. McEntire, R.M. Bock, W. Zhu, E. Vitale, L. Puppulin, T. Adachi, …
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Surface Chemistry of a Silicon Nitride Bioceramic Enhances Spinal Fusion: A Case Study

Author(s): G. Pezzotti, N. Oba, W. Zhu, E. Marin, A. Rondinella, F. Boschetto, B.J. McEntire, …
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Development of a SiYAlON Glaze for Improved Osteoconductivity of Implantable Medical Devices

Author(s): R. M. Bock, E. Marin, A. Rondinella, F. Boschetto, T. Adachi, B. J. McEntire, …
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Silicon nitride surface chemistry: a potent regulator of mesenchymal progenitor cell activity in bone formation

Author(s):  G. Pezzotti, R. M. Bock, T. Adachi, A. Rondinella, F. Boschetto, W-L. Zhu, E. …
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Human Osteoblasts Grow Transitional Si/N Apatite in Quickly Osteointegrated Si3N4 Cervical Insert

Author(s): Pezzotti G, Oba N, Zhu W, Marin E, Rondinella A, Boschetto F, McEntire BJ, …
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Thin-Walled Implant Structures and Related Methods

Biomedical Implant Inserters and Related Apparatus, Systems, and Methods, US Pat. 9,668,882 (2017) Author(s): Ramaswamy …
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Biomedical Implant Inserters and Related Apparatus, Systems, and Methods

Biomedical Implant Inserters and Related Apparatus, Systems, and Methods, US Pat. 9,668,882 (2017) Author(s): Prabhakar …
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Accelerated Cervical Fusion of Silicon Nitride versus PEEK Spacers: A Comparative Clinical Study

Author(s): Ball HT, McEntire BJ, Bal, BS The ideal material for the manufacture of cervical …
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Upregulation of Osteoblastic Activity by Si-Y-N-O Phase Chemistry

Author(s):  G. Pezzotti, D.A. Cullen, R.M. Bock, W. Zhu, E. Marin, B.J. McEntire, K.L. More, …
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Incorporating Si3N4 into PEEK to Produce Antibacterial, Osteoconductive, and Radiolucent Spinal Implants

Author(s):  G. Pezzotti, E. Marin, T. Adachi, F. Lerussi, A. Rondinella, F. Boschetto, W. Zhu, …
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A Single Center Retrospective Clinical Evaluation of Anterior Cervical Discec-tomy and Fusion Comparing Allograft Spacers to Silicon Nitride Cages

Author(s): M.W. Smith, D.R. Romano, B.J. McEntire, and B.S. Bal Iliac crest autograft or allograft …
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Comparison of Polyetheretherketone versus Silicon Nitride Intervertebral Spinal Spacers in a Caprine Model

Author(s): R.F.M.R. Kersten, G. Wu, B. Pouran, A.J. van der Veen, H.H. Weinans, A. de …
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Biological Response of Human Osteosarcoma Cells to Si3N4-Doped Bioglasses

Author(s): E. Marin, T. Adachi, F. Boschetto, M. Zanocco, A. Rondinella, W. Zhu, R. Bock, …
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Understanding Silicon Nitride’s Biological Properties: From Inert to Bioactive Ceramic

Author(s):  E. Marin, A. Rondinella, F. Boschetto, M. Zanocco, B.J. McEntire, B.S. Bal, and G. …
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Bioglass Functionalization of Laser-Patterned Bioceramic Surfaces and their Enhanced Bioactivity

Author(s): E. Marin, S. Horiguchi, M. Zanocco, F. Boschetto, A. Rondinella, W. Zhu, R.M. Bock, …
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Osseointegration and Biocompatibility Evaluation of Silicon Nitride Composite Using Ovine Distal Femoral Epiphyseal Insertion and Rabbit Paravertebral Muscle Implantation Models

Author(s): Michel Assad, Bryan J. McEntire, Sandra Iacampo, Yannick Trudel, and B. Sonny Bal Silicon …
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Silicon Nitride: A Bioceramic with a Gift

June 2, 2021
Author(s): G. Pezzotti In the closing decades of the 20th century, silicon nitride (Si3N4) was …
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Reconciling in vivo and in vitro Kinetics of the Polymorphic Transformation in Zirconia-Toughened Alumina for Hip Joints: III. Molecular Scale Mechanisms

Author(s): G. Pezzotti, B.S. Bal, M. Zanocco, E. Marin, N. Sugano, B.J. McEntire, and W. …
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Composite Metallic-Ceramic Implants and Related Methods

Composite Metallic-Ceramic Implants and Related Methods US. Pat. 0262896 (2016) Author(s): Bal BS, McEntire BJ, …
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Chemistry-Driven Structural Alterations in Short-Term Retrieved Ceramic-on-Metal Hip Implants: Evidence for in vivo Incompatibility between Ceramic and Metal Counterparts

Author(s): W. Zhu, G. Pezzotti, M. Boffelli, T. Chotanaphuti, S. Khuangsirikul, and N. Sugano Ceramic-on-metal …
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Reconciling in vivo and in vitro Kinetics of the Polymorphic Transformation in Zirconia-Toughened Alumina for Hip Joints: I. Phenomenology

Author(s): B.S. Bal, W. Zhu, M. Zanocco, E. Marin, N. Sugano, B.J. McEntire, and G. …
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Reconciling in vivo and in vitro Kinetics of the Polymorphic Transformation in Zirconia-Toughened Alumina for Hip Joints: II. Theory

Author(s): G. Pezzotti, W. Zhu, M. Zanocco, E. Marin, N. Sugano, B.J. McEntire, and B.S. …
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On the Molecular Interaction between Femoral Heads and Polyethylene Liners in Artificial Hip Joints: Phenomenology and Molecular Scale Phenomena

Author(s): G. Pezzotti, B.S. Bal, E. Casagrande, N. Sugano, B.J. McEntire, W. Zhu, and L. …
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Wear and Surface Degradation of Commercial ZTA Femoral Heads under Boundary Lubrication Conditions

Author(s): E. Marin, A. Rondinella, W. Zhu, B.J. McEntire, B.S. Bal, and G. Pezzotti The …
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Data-Driven Innovations in Joint Replacement: Do Ceramic Femoral Heads Contribute to Polyethylene Oxidation?

Author(s): B. J. McEntire, G. Pezzotti, L. Puppulin, and B. Sonny Bal Renewed attention is …
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In Toto Microscopic Scanning of ZTA Femoral Head Retrievals using CAD-Assisted Confocal Raman Spectroscopy

Author(s): A. Rondinella, S. Affatato, E. Marin, W. Zhu, B.J. McEntire, B. Sonny Bal, T. …
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In situ Monitoring of Osteosarcoma Cells on Surface-Modulated Silicon Nitride and Titanium Biomaterials

Author(s): B. McEntire, G. Pezzotti, R. Bock, W. Zhu, E. Marin, T. Adachi, and B.S. …
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Influence of Oxide versus Non-Oxide Femoral Heads on the Oxidation of Polyethylene Acetabular Liners

Author(s): B.S. Bal, L. Puppulin, B. McEntire, and G. Pezzotti The longevity of highly cross-linked …
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Transition Metal Ions Accelerate Polymorphic Phase Transformation in Zirconia-Toughened Alumina Artificial Hip Joints: An in vitro Study

Author(s): B. McEntire, W. Zhu, G. Pezzotti, E. Marin, N. Sugano, and B.S. Bal Femoral …
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Comparative Wear Performance of Ceramic-on-Ceramic Bearings under Non-Standard Hip Simulation

Author(s): B.J. McEntire, R. Lakshminarayanan, D. Ray, I.C. Clarke, and G. Pezzotti The articulation performance …
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In Vitro versus In Vivo Phase Instability of Zirconia-Toughened Alumina Femoral Heads: A Critical Comparative Assessment

Author(s): G. Pezzotti, S. Affatato, A. Rondinella, M. Yorifuji, E. Marin, W. Zhu, B. McEntire, …
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Tensor-Resolved Raman Spectroscopic Analysis of Wear-Induced Residual Stress Fields in Long-Term Alumina Hip-Joint Retrievals

Author(s): W. Zhu, E. Marin, N. Sugano, and G. Pezzotti Polarized Raman spectroscopy was applied …
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Oxide Ceramic Femoral Heads Contribute to Polyethylene Liner Degradation

Author(s): G. Pezzotti, W. Zhu, N. Sugano, E. Marin, K. Yamamoto, N. Nishiike, T. Hori, …
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Oxide Ceramic Femoral Heads Contribute to the Oxidation of Polyethylene Liners in Artificial Hip Joints

Author(s): G. Pezzotti, W. Zhu, N. Sugano, E. Marin, K. Yamamoto, N. Nishiike, T. Hori, …
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In vitro Antibacterial Activity of Oxide and Non-Oxide Bioceramics for Arthro-plastic Devices: II. In situ Time-Lapse Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy

Author(s): F. Boschetto, N. Toyama, S. Horiguchi, R.M. Bock, B.J. McEntire, T. Adachi, E. Marin, …
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Transition Metals Increase Hydrothermal Stability of Yttria-Tetragonal Zirconia Polycrystals (3Y-TZP)

Author(s):  W. Zhu, A. Fujiwara, N. Nishiike, E. Marin, N. Sugano, and G. Pezzotti In …
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Bioceramics are Not Bioinert: The Role of Oxide and Non-Oxide Bioceramics on the Oxidation of UHMWPE Components in Artificial Joints

Author(s): A. Rondinella, E. Marin, B.J. McEntire, R.M. Bock, B.S. Bal, W.L. Zhu, K. Yamamoto, …
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Degradation Phenomena Occurring in the Conical Taper of a Short-Term Retrieved ZTA Femoral Head: A Case Study

Author(s): A. Rondinella, E. Marin, F. Boschetto, M. Zanocco, W. Zhu, S. Affatato, K. Yamamoto, …
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Mechanisms Induced by Transition Metal Contaminants and their Effect on the Hydrothermal Stability of Zirconia-Containing Bioceramics: An XPS Study

Author(s): W. Zhu, A. Fujiwara, N. Nishiike, S. Nakashima, H. Gu, E. Marin, N. Sugano, …
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Surface Pre-Oxidation Improves the Wear Performance of Si3N4 Against UHMWPE

Author(s): A. Rondinella, E. Marin, M. Zanocco, F. Boschetto, and G. Pezzotti The present research …
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Raman and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopic Characterizations of Thermal Stability of 3 mol% Yttria Stabilized Zirconia Ceramics

Author(s): W. Zhu, S. Nakashima, M. Matsuura, H. Gu, E. Marin, and G. Pezzotti Structural …
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Method for Improving the Wear Performance of Ceramic-Polyethylene or Ceramic-Ceramic Articulation Couples Utilized in Orthopaedic Joint Prostheses

Author(s): B. J. McEntire and R. M. Bock Methods for improving the wear performance of …
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Burst Strength of BIOLOX®delta Femoral Heads and its Dependence on Low-Temperature Environmental Degradation

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