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Bioactive glass

Rok Kocen, M Gasik, Ana Gantar, Sasa Novak
Along with biocompatibility, bioinductivity and appropriate biodegradation, mechanical properties are also of crucial importance for tissue engineering scaffolds. Hydrogels, such as gellan gum, are usually soft materials, which may benefit from the incorporation of inorganic particles, e.g. bioactive glass, not only due to the acquired bioactivity, but also due to improved mechanical properties. They exhibit complex viscoelastic properties, which can be evaluated in various ways. In this work, to reliably evaluate the effect of the bioactive glass addition on viscoelastic properties of the composite hydrogel, we employed and compared three most commonly used techniques, analyzing their advantages and limitations: monotonic uniaxial unconfined compression, small amplitude oscillatory shear (SAOS) rheology and dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA)...
January 20, 2017: Biomedical Materials
Joanna Filipowska, Katarzyna Cholewa-Kowalska, Jarosław Wieczorek, Danuta Semik, Zbigniew Dąbrowski, Maria Łączka, Anna M Osyczka
In this study we aimed to assess the in vivo osteoinductive properties of two composite scaffolds made of PLGA (poly-L-lactide-co-glycolide) and two types of gel-derived bioactive glasses, namely a high silica S2 bioactive glass (S2-PLGA composites) or high lime A2 bioactive glass (A2-PLGA composites). To achieve that, the potential of the composites to induce ectopic bone formation in a rabbit muscle has been examined along with the control PLGA scaffold. Cylinder-like scaffolds of 7  ×  3 mm (width  ×  height) were implanted into pouches created in the latissimus dorsi muscle of 18 New Zealand rabbits...
January 17, 2017: Biomedical Materials
Albin Thomas, Krishna C R Kolan, Ming C Leu, Gregory E Hilmas
Although implants made with bioactive glass have shown promising results for bone repair, their application in repairing load-bearing long bone is limited due to their poor mechanical properties in comparison to human bone. This work investigates the freeform extrusion fabrication of bioactive silicate 13-93 glass scaffolds reinforced with titanium (Ti) fibers. A composite paste prepared with 13-93 glass and Ti fibers (~16µm in diameter and lengths varying from ~200µm to ~2 mm) was extruded through a nozzle to fabricate scaffolds (0-90° filament orientation pattern) on a heated plate...
December 31, 2016: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
Rui Rijo Carvalho, Sidharam P Pujari, Digvijay Gahtory, Elwin X Vrouwe, Bauke Albada, Han Zuilhof
The ability to locally modify the inside of microfluidic channels with bioactive molecules is of ever-rising relevance. In this article, we show the direct photochemical coupling of a N-hydroxysuccinimide-terminated ω-alkene onto hydrogen-terminated silicon oxide, and its subsequent functionalization with a catalytically active DNAzyme. To achieve this local attachment of a DNAzyme, we prepared hydrogen-phenyl-terminated glass (H-Φ-glass) by the reaction of glass with H-SiPhCl2. The presence of a radical-stabilizing substituent on the Si atom (i...
January 10, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
Nina Lindfors, Jan Geurts, Lorenzo Drago, J J Arts, Vesa Juutilainen, Pekka Hyvönen, Arnold Suda, Aloj Domenico, Stefano Artiaco, Chingiz Alizadeh, Adrian Brychcy, Jertzy Bialecki, Carlo Romano
Osteomyelitis is an infectious process in bone that occasionally leads to bone destruction. Traditionally, the surgical treatment procedure is performed in combination with systemic and local antibiotics as a two-stage procedure that uses autograft or allograft bone for filling of the cavitary defect. Bioactive glass (BAG-S53P4) is a bone substitute with proven antibacterial and bone bonding properties.One hundred and sixteen patients who had verified chronic osteomyelitis was treated using BAG-S53P4 as part of the treatment...
January 4, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Josefina Rivadeneira, Alejandro Gorustovich
Most biomaterial-associated infections are caused by opportunistic pathogens and bacteria that are regularly found within the microflora of the implant site. In addition, a biomaterial implant or device remains at risk of infection by hematogenous spread of bacteria disseminated from infections elsewhere in the body or from infected peri-implant tissue in revision surgery. The resulting infections are frequently accompanied by patient morbidity and discomfort and can lead to surgical replacement of the implant after lengthy, unsuccessful attempts to mitigate infections with antibiotic treatments...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Applied Microbiology
AmirHossein Tavakolizadeh, Mehdi Ahmadian, MohammadHossein Fathi, Ali Doostmohammadi, Ehsan Seyedjafari, Abdolreza Ardeshirylajimi
Bioactive glasses (BG) is one of the well-known materials that used as dental and bone implants, for this reason it is always interesting for researchers has been to increase BG efficiency in the bone tissue engineering. The aim of this work was to evaluate the osteoinductivity of BG different composition nanoparticles with SiO2-CaO-P2O5. The 45S, 58S, and 63S compositions were prepared via the sol-gel technique. Characterization techniques such as X-ray diffraction, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), and laser Doppler electrophoresis (LDE) were used...
December 26, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Jung-Ju Kim, Ahmed El-Fiqi, Hae-Won Kim
Providing a nanotopological physical cue in concert with a bioactive chemical signal within 3D scaffolds, while it is being considered a promising approach for bone regeneration, has yet to be explored. Here, we develop 3D porous scaffolds that are networked to be a nanofibrous structure and incorporated with bioactive glass nanoparticles (BGn) to tackle this issue. The involvement of BGn and nanofibrous structure (BGn+nanofibrous) substantially increased the surface area, hydro-affinity and protein loading capacity of scaffolds...
December 28, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
João Henrique Lopes, Emanuella Maria Barreto Fonseca, Italo O Mazali, Alviclér Magalhães, Richard Landers, Celso Aparecido Bertran
In this work it is presented a facile and novel method for modification of bioglass surface based on (Camolten salt bath(2+)|Naglass(+)) ion exchange by immersion in molten salt bath. This method allows changing selectively the chemical composition of a surface layer of glass, creating a new and more reactive bioglass in a shell that surrounds the unchanged bulk of the original BG45S5 bioglass (core-shell type system). The modified bioglass conserves the non-crystalline structure of BG45S5 bioglass and presents a significant increase of surface reactivity in comparison with BG45S5...
March 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Devis Bellucci, Antonella Sola, Roberta Salvatori, Alexandre Anesi, Luigi Chiarini, Valeria Cannillo
The composition of a CaO-rich silicate bioglass (BG_Ca-Mix, in mol%: 2.3 Na2O; 2.3 K2O; 45.6 CaO; 2.6 P2O5; 47.2 SiO2) was modified by replacing a fixed 10mol% of CaO with MgO or SrO or fifty-fifty MgO-SrO. The thermal behaviour of the modified glasses was accurately evaluated via differential thermal analysis (DTA), heating microscopy and direct sintering tests. The presence of MgO and/or SrO didn't interfere with the thermal stability of the parent glass, since all the new glasses remained completely amorphous after sintering (treatment performed at 753°C for the glass with MgO; at 750°C with SrO; at 759°C with MgO and SrO)...
March 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Adel Mf Alhalawani, Mark R Towler
Bioglasses are employed for surgical augmentation in a range of hard tissue applications. Tantalum is a bioactive and biocompatible transition metal that has been used as an orthopedic medical device. It has a range of biological and physical properties that make its incorporation into ionic form into bioactive glass systems promising for various clinical applications. The work herein reports the characterization and properties of novel tantalum-containing glasses. A series of glasses based on the system 48SiO2-(36-X)ZnO-6CaO-8SrO-2P2O5-XTa2O5 with X varying from 0mol% (TA0) to 0...
March 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Qiao Zhang, Xiaohui Chen, Shinan Geng, Lingfei Wei, Richard J Miron, Yanbing Zhao, Yufeng Zhang
The delivery of novel bioactive scaffolds for the repair of bone defects remains a prominent challenge worldwide. Currently osteoporosis, a disease caused by low bone mineral density affects over 200 million people worldwide with up to half of this population experiencing at least 1 fracture within their lifetime. Recently Temperature-Sensitive p(N-Isopropylacrylamide-co-butyl Methylacrylate) nanogel(PIB nanogel) scaffolds have emerged as biomaterial candidate for regenerative therapies. It has the advantage of being injected from syringes as a soluble gel form(capable of delivering growth and/or living progenitor cells) yet hardens once it reaches body temperatures...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
M Chellappa, U Vijayalakshmi
Novel bioceramics have an intriguing role in implants and prostheses as surface protecting agents. These bioceramics have promising features such as biocompatible, bioactive, and corrosion-resistant natures. Among bioceramics, silica glass and its composite unravel its better desirability against corrosion and wear with interfacial bone bonding capability in physiological systems by nucleating calcium phosphates over the surface, thereby enhancing the osteoinductive property. In the current study, SiO2 and ZnO were obtained by processing silica and zinc oxide precursors at low temperature using low thermal volatilization sol-gel method...
February 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Nouha Jmal, Jamel Bouaziz
In this work, a calcium-phosphate glass-ceramics was successfully obtained by heat treatment of a mixture of 26.52 in wt.% of fluorapatite (Fap) and 73.48 in wt.% of 77S (77 SiO214 CaO9 P2O5 in wt.%) gel. The calcium phosphate-glass-ceramics was prepared by sol-gel process with tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS), triethyl phosphate (TEP), calcium nitrate and fluorapatite. The synthesized powders were characterized by some commonly used tools such as X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), (31)P magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS-NMR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), and thin-film X-ray diffraction (TF-XRD)...
February 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
João S Fernandes, Rui L Reis, Ricardo A Pires
We developed a porous poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) scaffold compounded with borosilicate bioactive glasses (BBGs) endowing it with bioactive properties. Porous PLLA-BBG fibre mesh scaffolds were successfully prepared by the combination of wet spinning and fibre bonding techniques. Micro-computed tomography (μCT) confirmed that the PLLA-BBG scaffolds containing ≈25% of BBGs (w/w) exhibited randomly interconnected porous (58 to 62% of interconnectivity and 53 to 67% of porosity) with mean pore diameters higher that 100μm...
February 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
A Flores-Ledesma, F Barceló Santana, L Bucio, J A Arenas-Alatorre, M Faraji, A M Wintergerst
One of the main disadvantages of MTA is its long setting time which could result in higher solubility and microleakage, producing a failed treatment. Studies have shown that the addition of bioactive glass may decrease the setting time. The aim of this study is to evaluate the compressive strength, setting time, solubility and radiopacity of a MTAlike experimental cement to which different percentage of wollastonite and bioactive glass are added. White MTA Angelus® was used as control; an experimental MTA-like cement (ExpC) was prepared using white Portland cement with 20wt% of Bi2O3; three wollastonite cement composites were prepared adding 10, 20 and 30wt% of wollastonite to ExpC, and three more adding the same proportions of bioactive glass...
February 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Zhiyu Liao, Faris Sinjab, Amy Nommeots-Nomm, Julian Jones, Laura Ruiz-Cantu, Jing Yang, Felicity Rose, Ioan Notingher
We investigated the feasibility of using spatially offset Raman spectroscopy (SORS) for nondestructive characterization of bone tissue engineering scaffolds. The deep regions of these scaffolds, or scaffolds implanted subcutaneously in live animals, are typically difficult to measure by confocal Raman spectroscopy techniques because of the limited depth penetration of light caused by the high level of light scattering. Layered samples consisting of bioactive glass foams (IEIC16), three-dimensional (3D)-printed biodegradable poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) scaffolds (PLGA), and hydroxyapatite powder (HA) were used to mimic nondestructive detection of biomineralization for intact real-size 3D tissue engineering constructs...
December 16, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
Karina Kato Carneiro, Marcia Margarete Meier, Clenilton Costa Dos Santos, Adeilton Pereira Maciel, Ceci Nunes Carvalho, José Bauer
To evaluate the effect of incorporating niobium phosphate bioactive glass (NbG) into commercial etch-and-rinse adhesive systems, with and without silane, on their degree of conversion (DC) (%) and microtensile bond strength (μTBS). The NbG micro-filler was added to two etch-and-rinse adhesive systems: One Step (OS) and Prime & Bond (PB) at 40% concentration. The following groups were formed: control without glass addition OS; addition of unsilanized NbG (OSNbG); addition of silanized NbG (OSNbGS); control without glass PB; addition of unsilanized NbG (PBNbG); addition of silanized NbG (PBNbGS)...
October 2016: Brazilian Dental Journal
Cristian Martínez, Carlos Fernández, Miguel Prado, Andres Ozols, Daniel G Olmedo
A composite is a material made of more than one component, and the bond between the components is on a scale larger than the atomic scale. The objective of the present study was to synthesize and perform the structural characterization and biological evaluation of a new biocomposite (BCO) based on a novel combination of an organic and an inorganic phase, for bone tissue engineering applications. The organic phase consisted of Wharton's Jelly (WJ), which was obtained from embryonic tissue following a protocol developed by our laboratory...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
Lorena Polo, Natividad Gómez-Cerezo, Elena Aznar, José-Luis Vivancos, Félix Sancenón, Daniel Arcos, María Vallet-Regí, Ramón Martínez-Máñez
: Silica mesoporous nanomaterials have been proved to have meaningful application in biotechnology and biomedicine. Particularly, mesoporous bioactive glasses are recently gaining importance thanks to their bone regenerative properties. Moreover, the mesoporous nature of these materials makes them suitable for drug delivery applications, opening new lines in the field of bone therapies. In this work, we have developed innovative nanodevices based on the implementation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and ε-poly-L-lysine molecular gates using a mesoporous bioglass as an inorganic support...
December 9, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
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