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Bioactive Glasses

Potential Biomaterials for Future Therapy

Benefits

  • Offers an easy-to-read introduction to bioactive materials

  • Includes a special chapter on different carriers for releasing drugs in target areas

  • Addresses the cytotoxic aspects of these materials

Book

Part of the Series in BioEngineering book series (SERBIOENG)

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

This book describes the history, origin and basic characteristics of bioactive materials. It includes a chapter dedicated to hydroxyapatite mineral, its formation and its bioactive properties. The authors address how cytotoxicity is a determining step for bioactivity. Applications of bioactive materials in the contexts of tissue regeneration, bone regeneration and cancer therapy are also covered. Silicate, metallic and mesoporous glasses are described, as well as the challenges and future prospects of research in this field.

Keywords

Mesoporous glasses Drug delivery Tissue engineering doped system glasses Bone regeneration Mesoporous glasses

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Physics and Materials Science (SPMS)Thapar UniversityPatialaIndia

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