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

Biomedical, Therapeutic and Clinical Applications of Bioactive Glasses

1st Edition

Authors: Gurbinder Kaur
Paperback ISBN: 9780081021965
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st September 2018
Page Count: 524
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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


Therapeutic Applications of Bioactive Glass is an essential guide to bioactive glasses, offering an overview of all aspects of the development and utilization of this cutting-edge material, and covering vital issues including mesoporosity, encapsulation technologies, scaffold formation and coatings.

In recent years, there has been rapid growth in the area of bioactive glasses, as specialized research and technological developments lead to an increasing number of applications. The book begins by introducing biomaterials and targeted drug delivery, before focusing on the key technology and applications of bioactive glasses. The future outlook for bioactive glasses is also discussed.

Bringing together information on drug delivery, encapsulation, scaffolds and coatings in one book, this book provides the reader with a strong understanding and practical knowledge of the therapeutic aspects of bioceramics, with a focus on glasses from the clinical point of view. It will be a highly valuable source of information for researchers, students and scientists involved in the areas of bioceramics, bone tissue engineering and regeneration, or biomedical engineering.

Key Features

  • 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 Authors

Gurbinder Kaur Author

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