Prof. Larry L. Hench visits the Institute of Biomaterials

Prof. Aldo R. Boccacini und Prof. Larry L. Hench

Prof. Larry L. Hench, professor emeritus of Imperial College London (UK) and director of special projects at University of Central Florida (USA) visited the Institute of Biomaterials on ocasion of the Erlangen Biomaterials Symposium on 3rd September, where he was an invited speaker. Larry Hench is the inventor of bioactive glass, a material of high applicability in bone replacement material and in dentistry. Bioactive glass is one of the attractive materials being investigated in our institute for bone tissue engineering and orthopaedic coatings. Larry toured our laboratories and discussed with members of the institute on the use of bioactive glass in composites for bone tissue engineering in the framework of current collaborative research projects.