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The Healing Power of Bioactive Glass: An Interview with Mo-Sci CEO Ted Day

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What is bioactive glass? Mo-Sci CEO, Ted Day, shares his perspectives on the past, present, and future of this life-changing material.

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Enhancing Road Marking Paints using Spherical Glass Beads

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Road markings are an essential safety feature. Glass beads significantly increase the reflectivity of paints on the road, which in turn significantly improves their visibility and consequently driver and pedestrian safety.

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Iron Phosphate Waste Forms for Nuclear Waste Disposal

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New glass technology has been tailored for the DOE’s need to properly process molybdenum-rich nuclear waste for long-term storage and disposal.

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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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