Toughening and functionalization of bioactive ceramic and glass bone scaffolds by biopolymer coatings and infiltration: a review of the last 5 years.

@article{Philippart2015TougheningAF,
  title={Toughening and functionalization of bioactive ceramic and glass bone scaffolds by biopolymer coatings and infiltration: a review of the last 5 years.},
  author={Anah{\'i} Philippart and Aldo R Boccaccini and Claudia Fleck and Dirk W. Schubert and Judith A. Roether},
  journal={Expert review of medical devices},
  year={2015},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={93-111}
}
Inorganic scaffolds with high interconnected porosity based on bioactive glasses and ceramics are prime candidates for applications in bone tissue engineering. These materials however exhibit relatively low fracture strength and high brittleness. A simple and effective approach to improve the toughness is to combine the basic scaffold structure with polymer… CONTINUE READING