Biomedical, Therapeutic and Clinical Applications of Bioactive Glasses - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081021965

Biomedical, Therapeutic and Clinical Applications of Bioactive Glasses

1st Edition

Editors: Gurbinder Kaur
Paperback ISBN: 9780081021965
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st September 2018
Page Count: 584
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Table of Contents

1. Understanding Biomaterials
2. Targeted drug delivery of Therapeutics
3. Mesoporous bioactive glasses as drug carriers
4. Bioactive glass/polymer composites for targeted drug delivery
5. Silica Microspheres / nanospheres as vehicles
6. Cell encapsulation technology for prolonged treatment
7. Bioactive glasses in 3-D scaffold formation
8. Titanium coatings and implants
9. Carbon and diamond like coatings
10. Future and fate of bioactive glasses as drug carrier


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


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About the Editors

Gurbinder Kaur Editor

Dr. Gurbinder Kaur holds her B.Sc (Hons. Physics) and M.Sc. (Hons. In Physics) from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. Dr. Gurbinder began her teaching career at D.A.V. College, Amritsar, where she taught from 2004 to 2005. Her second academic appointment was at RR Bawa DAV college, Batala where she served as Head of the Physics Department from 2005-2009. She then moved to Thapar University, Patiala to pursue her research work in the field of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) and received her doctorate in 2012.She has published more than 35 published research papers as first author (and several under review)in the field of Materials Science. She is recipient of fellowship under the RFSMS scheme of University Grants Commission (UGC), and also received fellowship under Women-Scientist Scheme, DST, New Delhi from 2010-2012.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Physics and Materials Science, Thapar University, Patiala, India