In vitro characterization of bioactive glasses

D Zhang, E Vedel, Leena Hupa, H Ylanen, Mikko Hupa

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    In vitro behavior of 30 new glasses in the system Na2O-K2O-MgO-CaO-B2O3 -P2O5-SiO2 was investigated by immersing them into a simulated body fluid for 4 to 168 hours. This study involved the observation of both the changes in the properties of the immersion solution and on the glasses surface after immersion. In vitro reactivity was different for each experimental glass depending on its chemical composition.,By comparing these glasses to four established bioactive glasses showing different in vivo bioactivity, a fast estimation of the bioactivity of glasses can be done; thereby the optimization of bioactive glasses for various clinical applications can be developed.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Title of host publicationBioceramics 17 : Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Ceramics in Medicine, The Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in MedicineThe Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine
    EditorsLi Panjian, Zhang Kai, Colwell Clifford W
    PublisherTrans Tech Publications
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9780878499618
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Eventconference; 2004-12-08; 2004-12-12 - New Orleans, Louisiana, US
    Duration: 8 Dec 200412 Dec 2004


    Conferenceconference; 2004-12-08; 2004-12-12


    • SBF
    • bioactivity
    • in vitro
    • reaction layers

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