The article
Recent advances and future perspectives of sol–gel derived porous bioactive glasses: a review
represents the research concept of the joint project NTC and UKR:
Advanced porous biomaterials functionalized with stem cells to improve the osseointegration of implants (MATEGRA).
In this review, the recent advances in sol–gel processed porous bioactive glasses in biomedical fields, especially for bone tissue regeneration applications have been comprehensively reviewed. In the later part of the review, different types of sol–gel derived bioactive glasses namely silica, phosphate and silica–titania based glasses along with organic–inorganic hybrids materials have been discussed.
The review also discusses the chemical, surface, mechanical and biological properties and further highlights the strategies to control the pore structure, shape, size and compositions of sol–gel derived bioactive glasses.
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