Gastdoktorand, Universität Südostchinas, Nanjing, China
Electrospun film reinforced bioactive glass/polymer composite bone scaffolds: fabrication and degradation simulation
Betreuer (Southeast University): Prof. Zhiyong Li
Betreuer (FAU): Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini
Since the discovery of 45S5 Bioglass® by Larry Hench in 1971 , this material has been considered as a promising alternative material to regenerate, repair and replace the skeletal system due to its bone-bonding ability. With advanced properties similar to those of the native extracellular matrix, hydrogels have found widespread applications in tissue engineering. In this research, a combination of 45S5 Bioglass® scaffolds  and a hydrogel will be investigated to produce novel 3D scaffolds with enhanced osteoconductivity and biodegradability. In addition electrospun PCL membranes will be used to enhance the scaffold’s compressive strength.
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 Chen, Q. Z., Thompson, I. D., Boccaccini, A. R., 45S5 Bioglass®-derived glass–ceramic scaffolds for bone tissue engineering, Biomaterials 2006, 27 (11), 2414-2425.