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Bioactive Glass - Recent Advances, New Perspectives and Applications

Petrică Vizureanu

Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iași

Dr. Vizureanu is a scientific adviser in expert systems, biomaterials, and geopolymers. He is an appointed Director of the Department of Technologies and Equipment for Materials Processing, editor and guest editor for many journals and publishing houses. He has published more than 140 papers in international journals and conference proceedings as well as 35 books.


Ion Release Melt-Quench Nanoparticles Bone Regeneration Biomaterials Bioceramics Phosphate-Based Glasses In-Vitro Drug Delivery Soft Tissue Antibacterial Activity Electrophoretic Deposition

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In recent years, numerous studies have analyzed the role of Bioactive Glass (BG) as remineralizing additives in dental restorative composites. Bioactive glasses (BGs) are traditionally known to be able to bond to living bone and stimulate bone regeneration. The production of such materials allowed scientists to dramatically expand the versatility of oxide-based glass systems as well as their applications in biomedicine. BGs are used to regenerate bone by a mechanism which involves surface degradation, the release of ions such as calcium, soluble silica and phosphate and the precipitation of a biomimetic apatite surface layer on glass.

One major area of BG research is the incorporation of therapeutically active ions to broaden the application range of these materials. When developing such new compositions, in vitro cell culture studies are a key part of their characterisation. However, parameters of cell culture studies vary widely and, depending on the intended use of BG compositions, different layouts, cell types and assays need to be used. Also, surface coating on biomaterial implants remain a challenging task to researchers because of its simultaneous demand for various properties.

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Petrică Vizureanu

Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iași

Petrică Vizureanu was born on October 17, 1967, in Bârlad, Romania. He obtained an MSc and PhD in Heating Equipment from The Gheorghe Asachi Technical University, Iasi, Romania in 1992 and 1999, respectively. Dr. Vizureanu is currently a Full Professor and Scientific Supervisor in Materials Engineering (since 2009) at the same University. His research focuses on expert systems for heating system programming, computer-assisted design for heating equipment, heating equipment for materials processing, heat transfer, biomaterials, and geopolymers. He has published more than 140 papers in international journals and conference proceedings as well as 35 books.

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