Visit from Heidelberg

Besuch aus Heidelberg am Lehrstuhl Biomaterialien

On 25th July we received the visit of Dr. Fabian Westhauser and Prof. Arash Moghaddam of the Heidelberg Trauma Research Group (HTRG) (Head: Prof. Gerhard Schmidmaier), Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, Center of Orthopedics, Traumatology, and Spinal Cord Injury, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany. We are currently collaborating with the HTRG in the field of in vivo characterisation of bioactive glass based scaffolds intended for bone tissue engineering. The scaffolds are fabricated by the well known foam replica technique [1]. The paper with the first results of our collaboration has been just published [2].

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

[2] F. Westhauser, et al., Three-dimensional polymer coated 45S5-type bioactive glass scaffolds seeded with human mesenchymal stem cells show bone formation in vivo, J. Mater. Sci. Mater. Med. 27 (2016) 119.
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