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Session 2: Glass in Healthcare (TC04)


Bioactive glasses have been used for bone regeneration since the 1980’s, but recent years have seen a growing interest in applications into wound healing, dental remineralization or targeted delivery of therapeutic ions. This session addresses biomedical glasses composed of silicate, borate, and phosphate compositions, melt-derived, so-gel and mesoporous glasses, as well as preparation of three-dimensional architectures such as scaffolds, particles and fibers, including nanomaterials, coatings and composites.


Topics to be covered include but are not limited to: Compositional design of glasses for biomedical applications; characterization and modeling of structure and properties; interactions of glasses with the biological environment; applications in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering; glasses and glass-ceramics in dentistry; hybrids and nanoparticles for therapeutic use; and commercialization and manufacturing of bioactive glass products.



Session Organizers


Julian Jones, Imperial College London, UK, julian.r.jones@imperial.ac.uk


Delia Brauer, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany, delia.brauer@uni-jena.de


Qiang Fu, Corning Incorporated, USA, fuq2@corning.com

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