Bioactive glass-biopolymer composites for applications in tissue engineering

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Publication Details

Author(s): Ding Y, Souza MT, Li W, Schubert DW, Boccaccini AR, Roether J
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication year: 2016
Pages range: 325-356
ISBN: 9783319124599
Language: English


Tissue engineering (TE) is a biomedical field in continuous expansion.
However, there are still many challenges to be tackled. The further
development of TE approaches requires interdisciplinary interaction and
collaboration among various research areas with a notable contribution
expected from biomaterials science. In the last couple of decades,
significant advances in the development of biomaterial-based scaffolds
for hard and soft tissue regeneration have been accomplished, including
the manufacture of biocomposites that combine natural or synthetic
polymers with bioactive glasses or glass-ceramics. These novel
biomaterials present the possibility of tailoring a variety of
parameters and properties such as degradation kinetics, mechanical
properties, and chemical composition according to the aimed application.
This chapter presents a concise update of the field of
biopolymer–bioactive glass composite scaffold development for TE
covering several popular processing techniques for biocomposite
fabrication, namely, microsphere processing, solvent casting-particulate
leaching method, electrospinning, freeze-drying, and rapid prototyping
techniques, which lead to scaffolds exhibiting a variety of 3D
morphologies and different pore structures.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Boccaccini, Aldo R. Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Biomaterialien)
Ding, Yaping
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Polymerwerkstoffe)
Li, Wei
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Biomaterialien)
Roether, Judith
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Polymerwerkstoffe)
Schubert, Dirk W. Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Polymerwerkstoffe)

External institutions with authors

Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar) / Federal University of São Carlos

How to cite

Ding, Y., Souza, M.T., Li, W., Schubert, D.W., Boccaccini, A.R., & Roether, J. (2016). Bioactive glass-biopolymer composites for applications in tissue engineering. Springer International Publishing.

Ding, Yaping, et al. Bioactive glass-biopolymer composites for applications in tissue engineering. Springer International Publishing, 2016.


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