Visit from Canada

Prof. Boccaccini mit Louis-Philippe Lefebvre

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 [1] which provides scaffolds of a different pore morphology and mechanical properties to those prepared by the classical foam replica method [2] or by additive manufacturing [3], methods developed by our Institute and in collaboration with colleagues at TU Vienna, respectively.

[1] E.A. Aguilar-Reyes, et al., Bioactive Glass-Ceramic Scaffolds with High-Strength for Orthopedic Applications, Biomaterials Science: Processing, Properties and Applications IV: Ceramic Transactions, Volume 251 (2014)

[2] Q. Z. Chen, et al., 45S5 Bioglass®-derived glass–ceramic scaffolds for bone tissue engineering, Biomaterials 27 (2006) 2414–2425.

[3] R. Gmeiner, et al., Stereolithographic ceramic manufacturing of high strength bioactive glass, Int. J. Appl. Ceram. Technol. 12 (2015) 38–45.