bioactive glass


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bioactive glass

A biologically compatible synthetic material used surgically in bone grafting and periodontal applications. It consists of varying amounts of silicates, sodium and calcium oxides, and phosphates.

bi·o·ac·tive glass

(bīō-aktiv glas)
A fused silica-containing aluminum oxide that has a surface-reactive glass film compatible with tissues; used as a surface coating in some types of dental and medical implants.
Synonym(s): bioglass.
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Medical Ceramics : Alumina, Zirconium dioxide, Calcium Phosphate, Calcium Sulphate, Carbon, Bioactive Glass Ceramics.
com), developer of proprietary fiber-based bioactive glass products, announced today that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance of FIBERGRAFT BG Morsels for Postero-lateral Spinal Fusion.
The government recently licensed the company's method of preparing a collagen bioactive glass ionically cross-linked composite where the bioactive glass present is 80 percent or greater by weight.
The contract is for the supply of prostheses, other implants and bioactive glass to the warehouse hospital2.
The company recently filed US and international patent applications for the use of HA and bioactive glass to enhance and extend the anti-wrinkle effects of cosmetic treatments associated with aesthetic injectables such as botox (botulinum toxin) and cosmetic dermal fillers.
Next, the researchers studied the effect of increasing the amount of bioactive glass on various properties of scaffolds, including water adsorption, degradation rate and mechanical properties.
Also, coating of titanium with bioactive glass using C[O.
bioactive glass is supported by a twenty year research history including several randomized prospective trials in the field of spine, benign bone tumour and trauma surgery.
Rahaman and his colleagues implanted bioactive glass scaffolds into sections of the calvarial bones (skullcaps) of laboratory rats, then examined how well the glass integrated with the surrounding bone and how quickly new bone grew into the scaffold.
Shah, while Muhammad Usman Hashmi was notified as doctor of philosophy after the approval his thesis "Structural and In-Vitor Characterization of Bioactive Glass Ceramics with Different CaO/MgO Ratios.
Bioactive glass materials, or composites of bioactive glass and polymers, have shown promise as carriers for both small molecules and protein therapeutics, such as vascular endothelial growth factor and bone morphogenetic proteins [1-5].
Orthovita said the new version has more bioactive glass, which induces more calcium deposits than older versions.