Symposium “Bioactive glasses: from the laboratory to the clinic” co-organised by Prof. Boccaccini at ESB 2019

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The Symposium “Bioactive glasses: from the laboratory to the clinic” co-organised by Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini and Prof. Delia Brauer (University of Jena) was held in the framework of the “30th Annual Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials” (ESB 2019). Keynote speakers were Prof. Julian Jones (Imperial College London) and Prof. Nina Lindford (Helsinki University Hospital). There were two contributed presentations, from Prof. Jonathan Massera (Tampere University) and Dr Si Chen (University of Trencin) (all pictured with Prof. Boccaccini). The symposium was organised to mark the 50 year anniversary of bioactive glass, invented by the late Prof. Larry Hench (University of Florida, USA) in 1969. At ESB 2019 also a meeting of four editors of the journal “Biomedical Glasses”  took place (Profs. Chengtie Wu, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Julian Jones, Delia Brauer and Aldo R. Boccaccini).