publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Antibacterial glass and glass-biodegradable matrix composites for bone tissue engineering

Fernandes, João Pedro Silva;
Open Access English
  • Published: 03 May 2017
  • Country: Portugal
Abstract
Multiple joint and bone diseases affect millions of people worldwide. In fact the Bone and Joint Decade’s association predicted that the percentage of people over 50 years of age affected by bone diseases will double by 2020. Bone diseases commonly require the need for surgical intervention, often involving partial or total bone substitution. Therefore biodegradable biomaterials designed as bone tissue engineered (BTE) devices to be implanted into the human body, function as a short-term template for regeneration of bone defects. They should be biologically active, osteoconductive, strongly bonding to bone tissue, while being osteoinductive, stimulating cell ing...
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free text keywords: :Engenharia dos Materiais [Engenharia e Tecnologia]
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