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SYMPOSIUM 2: Glasses in Healthcare—Fundamentals and Application




In addition to the current application of glasses and glass-ceramics for bone regeneration in medicine and dentistry, there is growing interest in the application of novel glass products in dental remineralization and wound healing. Emerging areas in the applications of bioactive glasses also will be covered, including interaction with bacteria, drug delivery systems, cancer treatment, and soft tissue engineering. Discussions will cover biomedical glasses composed of silicate, borate, and phosphate compositions, metal-ion-doped bioactive glasses for targeting specific cellular and biological responses, and formation of melt-derived, sol–gel, and mesoporous glasses into various architectures, including nanoparticles and nanofibers.



  • Dedicated Larry L. Hench Memorial session on bioactive glasses
  • Glasses for dental or soft tissue applications
  • Nanoparticles and therapeutics
  • Structural basis of bioactive glass design



Julian Jones, Imperial College London, U.K.

Delia S. Brauer, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

Ashutosh Goel, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey



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