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

Gruppenfoto von Fangtong Xie, Prof. Boccaccini und Dr. Emanuel Ionescu beim Treffen zur Zusammenarbeit des DFG Projekts über bioaktive Gläser.

The latest progress meeting of the DFG funded project on ion-doped bioactive glasses with outstanding high temperature crystallization resistance took place on 22nd October 2018 at the Institute of Biomaterials.

The project involves collaboration between researchers from TU Darmstadt, Institute for Materials Science, Dispersive Solids (Head: Prof. R. Riedel) and from the FAU Institute of Biomaterials. Mr Fangtong Xie (PhD student, TU Darmstadt), Ms Marcela Arango Ospina (PhD student, FAU Institute of Biomaterials, via skype connection) 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 novel bioactive glasses containing biologically active ions for tissue engineering applications. 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.