Final meeting IKYDA project
Professor D. Bikiaris of the Chemistry Dept. at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, visited out Institute in the week 9-13 December 2013. During his visit the last meeting of our DAAD funded IKYDA project took place. This project, entitled: “Novel bionanocomposites for bone tissue engineering”, was successfully carried out (2012-2013) and enabled the exchange of senior and young researchers between our Institute and AUT to carry out experimental studies on the fabrication and characterisation of a range of biodegradable nanocomposites containing silicate and other oxide nanofillers intended for bone tissue engineering. The project led to publications [1, 2] and other papers are in preparation.
The principal investigators are Prof. D. Bikiaris (AUT) and Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (pictured). (Click image to enlarge)
 I. Grigoriadou et al., Evaluation of silica-nanotubes and strontium hydroxyapatite nanorods as appropriate nanoadditives for poly(butylene succinate) biodegradable polyester for biomedical applications, Composites Part B (2013) in press.
 Papageorgiou, G. Z., et al., Crystallization and Melting Behavior of Poly(Butylene Succinate) Nanocomposites Containing Silica-Nanotubes and Strontium Hydroxyapatite Nanorods, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., (2013) in press.