Special Issue "New Trends in the Development of Bioactive Glasses"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: bioactive glasses; oxides; mesoporous glasses; glass characterization
The purpose of this Special Issue is to provide essential readings to researchers interested in new trends in the development of a new system based on bioactive glasses, with particular attention to the various strategies for the development of bioactive melting glasses, sol–gel-derived mesoporous bioactive glasses, and new hybrid glass-based biomaterials that have tunable properties. The published papers will share the common goal of building the bases for the development of future bioactive glasses.
Fifty years ago, Prof. Larry Hench discovered the first bioactive glasses (45S5 Bioglass®), which were able to bond to living bone and to stimulate osteogenesis through the release of biologically-active ions. 45S5-based glass products have been successfully implanted in millions of patients worldwide, mainly to repair bone and dental defects. In recent years, many other bioactive glass compositions have been proposed for innovative biomedical applications, such as soft tissue repair, tissue engineering, and drug delivery.
The present Special Issue on “New Trends in the Development of Bioactive Glasses” welcomes contributions in the form of full articles, short communications, or review articles in topics related to the design, synthesis, experimental and computational characterization, surface modification, and processing of bioactive glasses for use in different biomedical applications, including but not limited to medical implants and devices, drug delivery, and tissue engineering. This Special Issue represents a good opportunity for chemists, physicists, biologists, and pharmacologists to put together different aspects of their research that aims to control complex and tunable chemical, physical, mechanical, and biological functions in vitro and in vivo.
Dr. Gianluca Malavasi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- tissue engineering
- drug delivery
- ion release
- mechanical properties
- glass ceramics
- mesoporous bioactive glasses
- in vitro
- in vivo