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Biodegradable polymer may replace glass optical fiber for medical applications

By Faye Oney / October 17, 2017

Researchers from Penn State University have developed a flexible optical fiber that can deliver light into the body for diagnosing disease or viewing tissue damage. It is also biodegradable, offering a number of applications for the medical industry.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 23, 2016

Smashing metallic micro-cubes makes them ultrastrong, glow-in-the-dark dye could fuel liquid-based batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 23, 2016.

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Patient stories inspire at Innovations in Biomedical Materials meeting

By April Gocha / August 2, 2016

Last weekend’s Innovations in Biomedical Materials conference in Chicago, Ill., brought together around 100 scientists, medical professionals, and biomedical technology manufacturers and marketers to discuss the latest findings on new materials for biomedical applications, with a focus on cross-pollination to develop emerging technologies into marketable biomedical products.

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Bioglass stretches further, shows promise for cartilage repair

By April Gocha / May 26, 2016

Researchers at Imperial College London are making strides towards one day being able to fix cartilage with a new formulation of bioglass that bends and bounces.

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Killer silicon nitride: Bioceramic slaughters bacteria, could now help fight gum disease

By April Gocha / May 9, 2016

According to the American Chemical Society, silicon nitride’s super antibacterial abilities may soon bring the material into your mouth to build better dental implants and help fight gum disease.

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Power couple: Graphene and glass pair up to create robust electronic material that’s scalable

By Stephanie Liverani / February 16, 2016

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, Stony Brook University, and the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, paired graphene with glass to create a more robust electronic material with scale-up potential—but that’s not all that graphene’s been up to.

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Next-gen power grid: Researchers develop faster, cheaper technique for creating cubic boron nitride

By Stephanie Liverani / February 12, 2016

Researchers at North Carolina State University developed a new technique for creating cubic boron nitride at ambient temperature and pressure, which could lead to advancements across many applications, including power grid technologies.

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Bioactive glasses burgeon into soft tissue applications—and other stories—in the August ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / July 23, 2015

The August issue of the ACerS Bulletin, now available online, features a cover story all about bioactive glasses for soft tissue applications.

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ACerS and Florida Tech join forces to offer series of short courses in bioceramics

By Jessica McMathis / May 29, 2014

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) has signed a partnership agreement with the Florida Institute of Technology’s (FIT) Continuing Education department to offer a series of short courses in bioceramics taught by Dr. Larry Hench.

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We didn’t start the fire—but you can with a presentation at Bioceramics 2014

By April Gocha / May 7, 2014

The deadline for Bioceramics 2014, July 30–August 1 in Ohio’s capital city, is fast approaching, so be sure to register soon! Plenary speaker Larry Hench is also featured in a soon-to-be-released video short course on bioceramics through a collaboration between Florida Institute of Technology and ACerS.

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