Eugeni Cañas (ITC, Castellon, Spain) completes fellowship at Institute of Biomaterials
Eugeni Cañas, PhD student at Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I), and researcher at Instituto de Tecnología Cerámica (ITC), Castellón, Spain, has just completed his research stay at the Institute of Biomaterials. Eugeni was awarded a research fellowship of The European Virtual Institute on Knowledge-based Multifunctional Materials AISBL (KMM-VIN) to carry out a research project in our Institute. He investigated the biological activity of bioactive glass coatings obtained by atmospheric plasma spraying (APS) employing different types of bioactive glass powders and precursors, as reported in the literature [1-3]. MC3T3-E1 bone cells were cultured and seeded onto the coatings and positive results in terms of cell viability, cell adhesion, distribution, and morphology were achieved. This project is part of a long standing research collaboration between ITC and the FAU Institute of Biomaterials on the development and characterization of bioactive coatings on metallic alloys by APS.  V. López, M. Vicent, E. Bannier, E. Cañas, A.R. Boccaccini, L. Cordero, E. Sánchez, 45S5 bioactive glass coatings by atmospheric plasma spraying obtained from feedstocks prepared by different routes,J. Mater. Sci. 49 (2014) 7933–7942.  E. Cañas, M. Vicent, E. Bannier, P. Carpio, M.J. Orts, E. Sánchez, Effect of particle size on processing of bioactive glass powder for atmospheric plasma spraying, J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 36 (2016) 837–845.  E. Cañas, M. J. Orts, A. R. Boccaccini, E. Sánchez, Solution Precursor Plasma Spraying (SPPS): A novel and simple process to obtain bioactive glass coatings, Materials Letters 223 (2018) 198-202.