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The Regenerative Applicability of Bioactive Glass and Beta-Tricalcium Phosphate in Bone Tissue Engineering: A Transformation Perspective

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School of Dentistry, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Herston 4006, Queensland, Australia
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Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA 02114, USA
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J. Funct. Biomater. 2019, 10(1), 16; https://doi.org/10.3390/jfb10010016
Received: 13 February 2019 / Revised: 15 March 2019 / Accepted: 19 March 2019 / Published: 22 March 2019
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Abstract

The conventional applicability of biomaterials in the field of bone tissue engineering takes into consideration several key parameters to achieve desired results for prospective translational use. Hence, several engineering strategies have been developed to model in the regenerative parameters of different forms of biomaterials, including bioactive glass and β-tricalcium phosphate. This review examines the different ways these two materials are transformed and assembled with other regenerative factors to improve their application for bone tissue engineering. We discuss the role of the engineering strategy used and the regenerative responses and mechanisms associated with them. View Full-Text
Keywords: Tricalcium Phosphate; Bioactive Glass; Bone; Scaffolds; Biomaterial Tricalcium Phosphate; Bioactive Glass; Bone; Scaffolds; Biomaterial
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Lowe, B.; Ottensmeyer, M.P.; Xu, C.; He, Y.; Ye, Q.; Troulis, M.J. The Regenerative Applicability of Bioactive Glass and Beta-Tricalcium Phosphate in Bone Tissue Engineering: A Transformation Perspective. J. Funct. Biomater. 2019, 10, 16.

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