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Using Porous Glass Microspheres for Targeted Drug Delivery

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Porous hollow glass microspheres can encapsulate and deliver drugs more efficiently and provide protection from biological compounds that may interfere with drug availability.

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Bioactive Glass as a Bone Graft Substitute

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Bone grafts typically require bone harvested from another part of the patient's body (autograft) or from a tissue donor (allograft). But artificial bone grafts made of bioactive glass are becoming more favorable due to their availability and range of properties.

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Photolithography - The Role and Properties of Photosensitive Glass

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Photosensitive glass is a highly promising material for the production of components for a number of complex microsystems. High aspect ratio microstructures can be produced using only slightly modified semiconductor equipment and relatively low manufacturing costs are possible with small scale production.

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Developing Bacteria-Resistant Tooth Fillings Using Bioactive Glass

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Tooth fillings that utilize bioactive glass composites have been shown to reduce bacterial colonization and strengthen composite fillings. This translates to a reduced rate of decay and increased lifetime of the restoration.

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Using Bioactive Glass to Encourage Implant Fixation

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With recent technological advances, it is now possible to coat metal implants with bioactive glass. Implants coated in this way have demonstrated great advantages in terms of both patient safety and recovery.

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Encouraging Vascular Regeneration using Bioactive Glass Microfibers

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Vascularization is the key limitation to regenerating tissue after trauma. Recently, tissue scaffolds made of bioactive glass have been shown to promote the blood vessel formation that is so important for supporting new tissue growth.

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Using Fibrous Borate Bioactive Glass in Wound Healing

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So far, silica-based bioactive glasses have been traditionally used to facilitate periodontal reconstruction or bone repair, but now many new borate-based bioactive glasses are used as scaffolds for soft tissue engineering.

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3D Printing Bioactive Glass Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration

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Researchers are now combining advanced materials like bioactive glasses and 3D printing techniques to create custom scaffolds and implants that dissolve in the body and are replaced with new tissues.

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Novel Sealants to Significantly Improve the Lifetime and Performance of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

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Developers are increasingly looking to Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) to help reduce the carbon emissions associated with electricity generation because of its high conversion efficiency and suitability for distributed generation.

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Fluorescent Glass Applications

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Fluorescent glass powders and spheres can be used in a wide variety of applications such as medical imaging, biomedical diagnostics and research, testing media, tracing and art glass enamels.

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Glass Microspheres as Bondline Spacers

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Glass microspheres are utilized in numerous industry applications from research, medicine, aerospace, and adhesive to name a few.

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