Inorganic cements for biomedical application: Calcium phosphate, calcium sulphate and calcium silicate

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  • Central South University China


Inorganic cements have found utility in tissue replacement since the late nineteenth century, one of the first examples being calcium sulphates in the augmentation of bone defects. In the intervening period of time countless formulations of calcium phosphate, sulphate and silicate cement have been researched and as a result, many are now commercially available for a variety of biomedical applications. This review summarises the applications, formulations, advantages and drawbacks of such inorganic cements, suggesting future work that will drive progress in this area into the future of biomaterials research.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-76
Number of pages12
JournalAdvances in Applied Ceramics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2015


  • Calcium phosphate, Calcium silicate, Calcium sulphate, Inorganic cements