Bioactive glass-based scaffolds coated with nanoparticles for bone tissue engineering
Supervisors: Marcela Arango-Ospina, Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Aldo R. Boccaccini
Bioactive glass has been considered an interesting material in bone tissue engineering due to its biodegradability, bioactivity and its ability to promote bone regeneration during the dissolution process, based on the stimulation at the genetic level of bone forming cells . In this project scaffolds will be fabricated using ICIE16 bioactive glass  and different variants of this glass with boron. The scaffolds will be coated with copper containing bioactive glass nanoparticles. The aim of this Bachelor theses is to characterize the scaffolds in terms of their bioactive behavior and mechanical properties. Similarly, the influence of boron and copper nanoparticles on scaffold bioactivity will be determined.
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