Natural and synthetic polymeric materials, particularly soft and hard tissue replacements, are paramount in medicine. We prepared calcium-incorporated sulfonated polyether-ether ketone (SPEEK) polymer membranes for bone applications.  The bioactivity was higher after 21 days of immersion in simulated body fluid (SBF) due to calcium concentration in the membrane.  We present a new biomaterial healing system composed of calcium and sulfonated polyether ether ketone (Ca-SPEEK) that can function as a successful biomaterial without causing inflammation when tested on bone marrow cells. The Ca-SPEEK exhibited 13±0.5% clot with low fibrin mesh formation compared to 21±0.5% in SPEEK. In addition, the Ca-SPEEK showed higher protein adsorption than SPEEK membranes. As an inflammatory response, IL-1 and TNF-α in the case of Ca-SPEEK were lower than those for SPEEK. We found an early regulation of IL-10 in the case of Ca-SPEEK at 6-h, which may be attributed to the down-regulation of the inflammatory markers IL-1 and TNF-. These results evidence the innovative bioactivity of Ca-SPEEK with low inflammatory response, opening venues for bone applications.

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