EU ITN “BioBone” meeting at Imperial College London

Biobone Gruppe in London

Professor Boccaccini attended the last meeting of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) “BIOCERAMICS FOR BONE REPAIR (BioBone)” held on 15th March 2016 in the Department of Materials, Imperial College London, UK. The project received funding from FP7 of the European Commission. The ultimate objective of the BioBone network has been to train young researchers to fill the demand of qualified professionals in the strategic area of bioceramics for bone repair. At the Institute of Biomaterials in Erlangen, two PhD students working in the field of bioactive glass scaffolds for bone tissue engineering were funded by the BioBone project: Ms Preethi Balasubramanian and Ms Valentina Miguez-Pachecho, who have recently published part of their research results [1, 2]. In the picture participants of the meeting (from left): Dr. X. Zhang (UK), Prof. A. R. Boccaccini (Germany), Prof. E. Saiz (UK, BioBone coordinator), Dr. Y. Fredholm (France), Dr. M. Boix Alberich (Belgium), Dr. M. Alini (Switzerland), Prof. J. R. Jones (UK).(Click image to enlarge)

[1] P. Balasubramanian, A. R. Boccaccini, Bilayered bioactive glass scaffolds incorporating fibrous morphology by flock technology, Materials Letters 158 (2015) 313-316.

[2] V. Miguez-Pacheco, et al., Development and characterization of lithium-releasing silicate bioactive glasses and their scaffolds for bone repair, J. Non-Crystalline Solids 432, Part A (2016) 65–72.