Silicate-based nanoceramics in regenerative medicine

Arango Ospina M, Nawaz Q, Boccaccini AR (2020)

Publication Type: Book chapter / Article in edited volumes

Publication year: 2020

Publisher: Elsevier

Edited Volumes: Nanostructured Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine

Series: Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials

Pages Range: 255-273

DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-08-102594-9.00009-7


Silicate-based bioactive nanoceramics, such as bioactive glasses, glass-ceramics, and mesoporous systems play an important role in biomedical applications, tissue engineering, bioimaging, and drug delivery systems. The structure and chemistry of these inorganic materials can be tailored to achieve controlled degradation rate that mimics the new tissue growth rate. Furthermore, these materials are combined with different polymeric systems to form nanocomposites with enhanced mechanical properties and improved biological performance. This chapter provides an overview of the processing and application of different silicate-based nanoceramics and bioactive glasses. It also addresses the interaction of silicate-based systems with the biological environment, giving a brief overview on the applications of bioactive silicate nanoparticles in bone regeneration, soft tissue repair, and as targeted drug delivery carriers.

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Arango Ospina, M., Nawaz, Q., & Boccaccini, A.R. (2020). Silicate-based nanoceramics in regenerative medicine. In Vincenzo Guarino, Michele Iafisco, Silvia Spriano (Eds.), Nanostructured Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine. (pp. 255-273). Elsevier.


Arango Ospina, Marcela, Qaisar Nawaz, and Aldo R. Boccaccini. "Silicate-based nanoceramics in regenerative medicine." Nanostructured Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine. Ed. Vincenzo Guarino, Michele Iafisco, Silvia Spriano, Elsevier, 2020. 255-273.

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