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Bioactive glasses meet herbal medicine: our review paper published in Biomaterials

Our review paper entitlted: “Bioactive glasses meet phytotherapeutics: The potential of natural herbal medicines to extend the functionality of bioactive glasses”, co-authors: Katharina Schuhladen, Judith A. Roether and Aldo R. Boccaccini, has been published in the journal Biomaterials [1]. Given the increasing interest in the use of phytotherapeutics in combination with modern biomaterials, we cover in this review the relatively new but rapidly emerging concept of combining plant extracts with known therapeutic effects with bioactive glasses. The resultant new bioactive glass-organic agent compounds have the potential to exhibit multifunctional activity, enhanced by synergistic effects provided by the controlled release of biologically active ions and the therapeutic activity of the plant extract, this being one of the aspects discussed in this review paper.

[1] K. Schuhladen, et al., Bioactive glasses meet phytotherapeutics: The potential of natural herbal medicines to extend the functionality of bioactive glasses, Biomaterials 217 (2019) 119288.

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