Incorporating therapeutic molecules into biomorphic ceramics for in situ drug release can be used to
generate novel systems for tissue regeneration. These systems couple the complex hierarchical porous structures
of biomorphic ceramics with the therapeutic activity of drugs. There are a large number of natural precursors
available to be used as templates to obtain biomorphic silicon carbide ceramics. Additionally, different drug loading
techniques can be used for these systems. The high versatility in structures and drugs allows the selection of
the right structure-drug fit in each case according to the tissue needs. This paper reviews the utility of biomorphic
ceramics for tissue engineering as well as their use for local drug release.
Keywords: Tissue engineering, drug delivery, biomimetic, bone scaffolds, biomorphic ceramics, controlled release.
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