Visit from Croatia

Dr. R. Detsch, Prof. Zarkovic und Prof. A. R. Boccaccini

Prof. Dr. Neven Zarkovic of the “Rudjer Boskovic Institute” in Zagreb (Croatia) visited our Institute this week in the framework of our DAAD funded collaborative project “Cu-Bioglass in bone regeneration strategies”. The collaboration with Prof. Zarkovic and his team at the Laboratory of Oxidative Stress continues to focus on the biological characterization of Cu-doped bioactive glasses [1]. A research paper has resulted from this collaboration [2]. Visits of young researchers to Zagreb are scheduled and the project will be concluded at the end of 2014. In the photo: Dr. R. Detsch, Prof. Zarkovic and Prof. A. R. Boccaccini. (Click image to enlarge)

[1] Hoppe, A., et al., In vitro reactivity of Cu doped 45S5 Bioglass® derived scaffolds for bone tissue engineering, J. Mater. Chem. B, 1 (2013) 5659-5674.

[2] Milkovic, L. et al., Effects of Cu‐doped 45S5 bioactive glass on the lipid peroxidation‐associated growth of human osteoblast‐like cells in vitro, J. Biomed. Mater. Res. Part A (2014) in press