Biomedical, Therapeutic and Clinical Applications of Bioactive Glasses

Biomedical, Therapeutic and Clinical Applications of Bioactive Glasses

1st Edition - September 17, 2018

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  • Editor: Gurbinder Kaur
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081021972
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081021965

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Biomedical, Therapeutic and Clinical Applications of Bioactive Glasses is an essential guide to bioactive glasses, offering an overview of all aspects of the development and utilization of this cutting-edge material. The book covers vital issues, including mesoporosity, encapsulation technologies, scaffold formation and coatings for a number of applications, including drug delivery, encapsulation, scaffolds and coatings. Readers will gain a strong understanding and practical knowledge of the therapeutic aspects of bioceramics, with a focus on glasses from a clinical point-of- view. Researchers, students and scientists involved in bioceramics, bone tissue engineering, regeneration and biomedical engineering will find this to be a comprehensive resource.

Key Features

  • Presents detailed coverage of bioactive glasses, including technologies and applications
  • Includes all the major development areas related to bioactive glasses, enabling readers to understand the latest research
  • Considers the potential future developments of bioactive glasses as a drug carrier


Researchers in biomaterials for drug delivery, bioceramics, glass, bone tissue engineering and regeneration; graduates, pre or post doc students; scientists in materials science, biomedical engineering

Table of Contents

  • Part I: Fundamentals of Bioactive Glasses

    1. Bioactive Glass Containing Coatings by Electrophoretic Deposition: Development and Applications

    2. Multifunctional Bioactive Glasses and Glass-Ceramics: Beyond ‘Traditional’ Bioactivity

    3. Synthesis and Characterization of Doped Bioactive Glasses

    Part II: Therapeutic Applications of Bioactive Glasses

    4. Mesoporous Bioactive Glasses: Fabrication, Structure, Drug Delivery Property, and Therapeutic Potential

    5. 3D Scaffolds of Borate Glass and Their Drug Delivery Applications

    6. Bioactive Glasses in Gene Regulation and Proliferation

    7. Lithium-Containing Bioactive Glasses for Bone Regeneration

    8. Boron-Containing Bioactive Glasses for Bone Regeneration

    9. The Use of Bioactive Glasses in Periodontology

    10. Bioactive Glasses for Cancer Therapy

    11. Bioactive Surface Coatings for Enhancing Osseointegration of Dental Implants

    12. Angiogenic Attributes of Multifaceted Bioactive Glass: Its Therapeutic Potential on Soft Tissues and Drug Delivery Utilization

    Part III: Bioactive Glasses for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

    13. Bioactive Glasses and Glass-Ceramics for Ophthalmological Applications

    14. Bioactive Glasses for Treatment of Bone Infections

    15. Bioactive Glass Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering

    16. Functionally Graded Bioactive Glass-Derived Scaffolds Mimicking Bone Tissue

    17. Bioactive Glass and Glass Fiber Composite: Biomedical/Dental Applications

    18. Novel Techniques of Scaffold Fabrication for Bioactive Glasses

    19. Silica Nanospheres

Product details

  • No. of pages: 584
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2018
  • Published: September 17, 2018
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081021972
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081021965

About the Editor

Gurbinder Kaur

Dr. Gurbinder Kaur earned her PhD degree from Thapar University in 2012. She was the principle investigator for the project (based on fuel cells), awarded by the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi (2010–12). She is the recipient of the fellowship under the RFSMS scheme of the University Grants Commission (UGC), 2010. After completing her doctorate, she moved to Virginia Tech, USA to work as a postdoctoral fellow. She was an integral part of the research team of the host institute to address the complex issues of the leakage losses in the planar design of SOFC. She is also a recipient of postdoctoral fellowship from the UGC, New Delhi (2014) for pursuing research work in the field of bioactive glasses. She has been working on a variety of different materials and applications, including high-temperature energy materials, bioactive materials, and optical materials. She is the author/editor of seven books based on her research work with reputed publishing houses such as Elsevier LLC and Springer.

Affiliations and Expertise

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

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