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Prashant Kumta on nanoceramics for bone regeneration and protein transport
April 29, 2010
ACerS Fellow Prashant Kumta has been a pioneer in the use of nanoceramic materials for bone regeneration and to bind and transpor proteins and protein-like substances into cells. Kumta, who teaches at both Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh’s Schools of Engineering and Dental Medicine, discusses how his interest in bioglass and bioceramics coincided with the explosion of nanotechology, opening up new opportunities for biocompatible materials that could be slowly absorbed by the body.