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Developing Bacteria-Resistant Tooth Fillings Using Bioactive Glass
Posted by Jan 30, 2018on
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.Read more...
Using Bioactive Glass to Encourage Implant Fixation
Posted by Jan 5, 2018on
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.Read more...
Encouraging Vascular Regeneration using Bioactive Glass Microfibers
Posted by Dec 4, 2017on
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.Read more...
Using Fibrous Borate Bioactive Glass in Wound Healing
Posted by Nov 17, 2017on
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.Read more...
3D Printing Bioactive Glass Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration
Posted by Sep 26, 2017on
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.Read more...
Novel Sealants to Significantly Improve the Lifetime and Performance of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Posted by Nov 16, 2016on
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.Read more...