Direct ink writing of highly porous and strong glass scaffolds for load-bearing bone defects repair and regeneration.

@article{Fu2011DirectIW,
  title={Direct ink writing of highly porous and strong glass scaffolds for load-bearing bone defects repair and regeneration.},
  author={Qiang Fu and Eduardo Saiz and Antoni P Tomsia},
  journal={Acta biomaterialia},
  year={2011},
  volume={7 10},
  pages={3547-54}
}
The quest for synthetic materials to repair load-bearing bone lost because of trauma, cancer, or congenital bone defects requires the development of porous, high-performance scaffolds with exceptional mechanical strength. However, the low mechanical strength of porous bioactive ceramic and glass scaffolds, compared with that of human cortical bone, has limited their use for these applications. In the present work bioactive 6P53B glass scaffolds with superior mechanical strength were fabricated… CONTINUE READING