Bioadaptive Coatings on Mg Alloys: DFG project meeting in Erlangen

DFG-Projekttreffen in Erlangen

The progress meeting of the DFG funded collaborative project “Bioadaptive Coatings on Mg Alloys” was held on 29th August 2016 at the Institute of Biomaterials, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, hosted by Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini. 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). At the Institute of Biomaterials, the main research task is the application of electrophoretic deposition (EPD) to develope bioadaptive protective coatings on Mg substrates. A review paper on the application of natural polymers as protective coatings on Mg and Mg alloys, written by the Erlangen members of the consortium, has been recently published [1] and the latest results were presented at the 67th Int. Conference of the International Society for Electrochemistry (ISE), held in The Hague (The Netherlands) on 21-26 August 2016 [2]. (All investigators participating at the meeting pictured).

[1] S. Heise, S. Virtanen, A. R. Boccaccini, Tackling Mg alloy corrosion by natural polymer coatings – A review, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A (2016) in press.

[2] S. Heise et al., Development of a biodegradable natural polymer/bioactive glass coating for Mg alloys using electrophoretic deposition, Poster presentation at 67th Int. Conference of the International Society for Electrochemistry (ISE)
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