Visit from Canada
Mr Louis-Philippe Lefebvre, Team Leader at National Research Council Canada, Boucherville (Canada), visited our Institute on 20th April 2015. Mr Lefebvre and co-workers have developed an alternative interesting foaming technique to fabricate 45S5 bioactive glass scaffolds  which provides scaffolds of a different pore morphology and mechanical properties to those prepared by the classical foam replica method  or by additive manufacturing , methods developed by our Institute and in collaboration with colleagues at TU Vienna, respectively.
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 R. Gmeiner, et al., Stereolithographic ceramic manufacturing of high strength bioactive glass, Int. J. Appl. Ceram. Technol. 12 (2015) 38–45.