Bioactive Glass-ceramics: Processing, Properties and Applications
Introduction to the Structure of Silicate, Phosphate and Borate Glasses
Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Bioactive Glass Structure and
In vitro Reactivity
Sol–Gel Glass and Nano–Macro Porous Bioscaffolds
Bioactive Glass Products Produced
Bioactive Nanoparticles, Nanofibers, and Polymeric Nanocomposites
Surface Functionalization of Bioactive Glasses: Reactive Groups, Biomolecules and Drugs on Bioactive Surfaces for Smart and Functional Biomaterials
Bioactive Glass Particulate-incorporated Polymer Composites
Phosphate Glass Fibres and Their Composites
Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Biomaterials
Cell Interactions with Calcium Phosphate Glasses
Bioactive Glasses in Infection Treatment
Bioactive Glasses for Soft Tissue Engineering Applications
Bioactive Glasses as Carriers of Therapeutic Ions and the Biological Implications
Mesoporous Bioactive Glasses in Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery
Bioactive Glasses for Nerve Regeneration
Bioactive Silicate Glass in Implantable Medical Devices: From Research to Clinical Applications
Glass Materials in Interventional Radiology and Interventional Oncology
Sol–Gel-Derived Glasses for Bone Tissue Engineering
About this book
The global ageing society has significantly increased the need for implant materials, which not only replace damaged or lost tissue but are also able to regenerate it. The field of bioactive glasses has been expanding continuously over recent years as they have been shown to bond with hard and soft tissue, release therapeutically active ions, and be capable of enhancing bone formation and regeneration. In addition, they are successfully being used to re-mineralise teeth, thereby making bioactive glasses highly attractive materials in both dentistry and medicine.
Understanding the multidisciplinary requirements set by the human body’s environment and the special characteristics of the different families of bioactive glasses is a key in developing new compositions to novel clinical applications. Bioactive Glasses aims to bridge the different scientific communities associated with the field of bioactive glasses with focus on the materials science point of view. Emerging applications covered include soft tissue regeneration, wound healing, vascularisation, cancer treatment and drug delivery devices.
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the latest applications of bioactive glasses for material scientists.