Darmstadt-Erlangen collaboration on bioactive glasses: DFG project meeting in Darmstadt
The latest progress meeting of the DFG funded project on ion-doped bioactive glasses with outstanding high temperature crystallization resistance took place on 15th February 2019 at the Institute for Materials Science, Dispersive Solids (Head: Prof. R. Riedel), TU Darmstadt. The project involves collaboration between researchers from TU Darmstadt, and from the FAU Institute of Biomaterials. Mr Fangtong Xie (PhD student, TU Darmstadt), Ms Marcela Arango Ospina (PhD student, FAU Institute of Biomaterials) and principal investigators Dr. Isabel Gonzalo Juan (TU Darmstadt), Dr. Emanuel Ionescu (TU Darmstadt) and Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (FAU Institute of Biomaterials) (pictured) attended the meeting. This project is developing a new family of bioactive glasses containing biologically active ions for tissue engineering applications. The glasses are synthesized and characterized at TU Darmstadt and they are investigated in terms of their intrinsic bioactive behavior and cytocompatibility at the Institute of Biomaterials in Erlangen.