Prof. Maria Vallet-Regi visits the Institute of Biomaterials

Prof. Maria Vallet-Regi mit Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini

On 5-6 July 2016 we welcomed Prof. Maria Vallet-Regi in our Institute. Maria Vallet Regi is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Head of the Research Group Smart Biomaterials in the Department of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry of the Faculty of Pharmacy at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). We collaborate with Prof. Vallet-Regi’s group in the framework of the EU project (Horizon 2020) “MesopOrous matrices for localiZed pH-triggered releAse of theRapeuTic ions and drugs” (MOZART). Following our joint presentation at the World Biomaterials Congress (WBC 2016), in Montreal, Canada, last May [1], other outputs of the collaboration in the field of ion doped bioactive glasses will be published soon. We also collaborate with Prof. Vallet-Regi in the framework of the European Network of Excellence for the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporotic Fractures, “Ageing”.

[1] A. R. Boccaccini, et al., Increase in VEGF secretion induced by particles of porous silica glasses containing CuO and SrO, Poster presented at 10th World Biomaterials Congress, Montreal, Canada, 17-22 May 2016.