Patent Number: 7,611,781

Title: Hard tissue repairing material

Abstract: A hard tissue repairing material includes zirconia as a base material. A surface of the base material has a hydrophilic group. The hydrophilic group is bonded to zirconium atom in the base material. The base material may contain at least an ionic component that is selected from a group consisting of calcium ion, sodium ion, potassium ion, and phosphate ions within the surface. A hard tissue repairing material may include zirconia as a base material and a layer of a main component of an apatite. The layer of the apatite may be formed on a hydrophilic group bonded to zirconium atom in the base material.

Inventors: Kokubo; Tadashi (Nagaokakyo-shi, Kyoto, JP), Nawa; Masahiro (Katano, JP), Uchida; Masaki (Bozeman, MT)

Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.

International Classification: B32B 9/00 (20060101); B05D 3/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017