Biomaterials releasing silver are of high interest as more and more bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics. Bacterial infections after an implant surgery have dramatical consequences for the patient and cause high medical costs especially if the implant has to be removed. Biomaterials used for implants should promote tissue integration and provide antibacterial properties in parallel. The integration of silver particles into the hydroxyapatite coating creates an antibacterial implant coating due to the release of silver ions.

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