The story of Bioglass.

  title={The story of Bioglass.},
  author={Larry L. Hench},
  journal={Journal of materials science. Materials in medicine},
  volume={17 11},
  • Larry L. Hench
  • Published 2006 in
    Journal of materials science. Materials in…
Historically the function of biomaterials has been to replace diseased or damaged tissues. First generation biomaterials were selected to be as bio-inert as possible and thereby minimize formation of scar tissue at the interface with host tissues. Bioactive glasses were discovered in 1969 and provided for the first time an alternative; second generation, interfacial bonding of an implant with host tissues. Tissue regeneration and repair using the gene activation properties of Bioglass provide a… CONTINUE READING
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