Darmstadt-Erlangen collaboration on bioactive glasses: DFG project meeting in Darmstadt

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The recent progress meeting of the DFG funded project on ion-doped bioactive glasses with outstanding high temperature crystallization resistance took place on 12th January 2018 at the Institute for Materials Science, Dispersive Solids of TU Darmstadt (Head: Prof. Ralf Riedel). Researchers Mr Fangtong Xie (TU Darmstadt), Dr Kai Zheng (FAU Institute of Biomaterials), Ms Marcela Arango Ospina (FAU Institute of Biomaterials) and principal investigators Dr. Emanuel Ionescu (TU Darmstadt) and Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (FAU Institute of Biomaterials) (pictured) attended the meeting. This 3-year project is developing a new family of bioactive glasses containing biologically active ions. The glasses are synthesized at TU Darmstadt and they are characterized for their intrinsic bioactive behavior and cytocompatibility at the Institute of Biomaterials in Erlangen.