Biomaterials Archives | The American Ceramic Society

Biomaterials

Bioactive glass exudes copper ions to control infection, stimulate repair in bone

By April Gocha / March 1, 2019

Researchers developed a multifunctional bioactive glass scaffold that can simultaneously prevent infection, stimulate bone repair, and prompt the body to heal supportive tissues—an intriguing possible all-in-one solution to heal diseased bone.

Read More

Do the environment a (bio)solid—use bio-bricks!

By Lisa McDonald / February 1, 2019

RMIT University researchers found biosolids-enhanced bricks showed lower thermal conductivity and reduced brick firing energy demands compared to traditional bricks.

Read More

Gain a winning smile with glass-ceramics

By Lisa McDonald / January 22, 2019

Glass-ceramic dental crowns offer better aesthetics than conventional ceramics, but are not as strong. Researchers in Sweden developed a glass-ceramic that is both aesthetic and strong.

Read More

Novel coating reduces corrosion and biofouling on ships

By Faye Oney / October 12, 2018

Researchers have developed a coating that could reduce biofouling on ships by up to 50%. Their coating could double a ship’s deployment at sea and reduce maintenance and fuel costs.

Read More

Video: 3-D printed ‘Hyperelastic Bone’ regenerates bone tissue

By Faye Oney / August 15, 2018

Researchers have developed a flexible ceramic 3-D printed bone implant. Called ‘Hyperelastic Bone,’ the implant can regenerate bone tissue growth, ultimately becoming part of the patient’s own bone.

Read More

3-D printed ceramic implants could someday replace bone graft technology

By Faye Oney / August 14, 2018

In a new study, researchers have demonstrated a method of regenerating bone using 3-D printed ceramic scaffolds. This technique could possibly replace traditional bone grafts and help those with bone injuries or deformities.

Read More

Graphene foam could be just the prescription for arthritis sufferers

By Faye Oney / July 13, 2018

Researchers showed bioscaffolds out of graphene foam mixed with animal cells could eventually replace cartilage destroyed by osteoarthritis. The military may also use the research to treat musculoskeletal injuries in the field.

Read More

Video: Watch these 3-D printed magnetic devices change shape and perform tricks

By Faye Oney / July 11, 2018

Researchers at MIT have fabricated small flexible magnetic structures using a 3-D printer and ink fused with magnetic particles. The structures could be used to remotely control biomedical devices for drug delivery or for pumping blood, among other functions.

Read More

Go ahead and dive in—Urine content is just a ‘drop in the bucket’

By Faye Oney / July 6, 2018

Researchers have conducted studies on the amount of urine in an average swimming pool. The results show that you’re probably not in any danger.

Read More

Newest glass material ‘Glassomer’ is used to fabricate small glass structures

By Faye Oney / June 29, 2018

Researchers have developed a glass composite that could be used in fabricating intricate objects. “Glassomer,” a material made of a polymer and quartz, could be useful in a wide variety of industrial applications.

Read More