Research in progress meeting of the international (Pakistan-UK-Germany) project on bioactive materials

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The second research in progress meeting of the international project “Development and characterization of drug free bioactive glass nanoparticles for biomedical applications” funded by the British Council under the Pakistan-UK Education Gateway scheme took place online on 11th June 2021. In addition to short presentations by the three principal investigators (Dr. Muhammad Atiq Ur Rehman (alumnus of our Institute, PhD graduated in 2018), currently at the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Institute of Space Technology (IST) Pakistan, Prof. Ipsita Roy, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK, and Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini), the early career researchers working on the project presented their first results. This international project is developing antibacterial bioactive glass – biopolymer composites for biomedical applications, specifically to develop coatings to improve the performance of traditional metallic orthopedic implants and bone tissue scaffolds. During the coure of the project, PhD students and post-doctoral researchers based in Pakistan and UK will have the opportunity to carry out part of their research projects in our Institute.