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Glass scaffolds help heal bone

By Jim Destefani / August 6, 2013

Porous, robocast glass scaffolds produced by scientists at Missouri University of Science and Technology not only bear significant weight but have been shown to promote bone ingrowth. Credit: B.A. Rupert/MS&T. Invention of the original 45S5 Bioglass in the late 1960s marked a watershed moment in the history of biomedical engineering. The material’s ability to bond…

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