Bioadaptive Coatings on Mg Alloys: DFG project meeting

Während des DFG Projekttreffen

The progress meeting of the DFG funded collaborative project “Bioadaptive Coatings on Mg Alloys” was held on 4th November 2015 at the Institute of Biomaterials. This project is a collaborative effort of the Institute of Surface Science and Corrosion of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Prof. S. Virtanen), the Julius Wolff Institute and Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Prof. F. Witte) and the FAU Institute of Biomaterials (Prof. A. R. Boccaccini) (All investigators participating at the meeting pictured). At the Institute of Biomaterials, the electrophoretic deposition technique [1] is being considered as a suitable method for the development of bioadaptive coatings on Mg substrates. First results of the project are presented at the Annual Meeting of the German Society for Biomaterials (Freiburg 12. – 14. November 2015)  [2]. (Click image to enlarge)

[1] Pishbin, F., Mouriño, V., et al., “Electrophoretic deposition of gentamicin-loaded bioactive glass/chitosan composite coatings for orthopaedic implants”, ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 6 (2014) 8796-806.

[2] Heise, S., Höhlinger, M., Tansaz, S., Cordero-Arias, L., Hornberger, H., Virtanen, S., and Boccaccini, A. R., Development of a biodegradable chitosan/bioactive glass coating for Mg alloys using electrophoretic deposition, Poster presentation, DGBM Annual Meeting, Freiburg, Germany, 12-14 Nov. 2015.