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Gastdoktorandin, Universität für Wissenschaft und Technik Zentralchina, China

Improving injectable hydrogels for bone repair by incorporating bioactive glass nanoparticles

Betreuer (HUST): Prof. Ying Wan

Betreuer (FAU): Prof. Dr. Ing. Aldo R. Boccaccini

Bioactive glasses (BGs) can be doped with specific metallic ions which play additional roles in osteogenesis, angiogenesis and antibacterial applications [1]. When a hydrogel containing BG nanoparticles is used for bone repair, the released ions can promote osteogenesis as such ions interact with osteoblasts while inhibiting bone resorption resulted from osteoclasts. In this project, we intend to prepare composite injectable hydrogels containing a series of ion doped BG particles. The new materials will be characterized in vitro.

[1] A. Hoppe, V. Mouriño, and A.R. Boccaccini, “Therapeutic inorganic ions in bioactive glasses to enhance bone formation and beyond,” Biomater. Sci., 1 [3] 254–256 (2013).

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