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Bioglass helping to mend bones

by Elhuyar Fundazioa last modified 04-03-13 08:16 AM
Contributors: phys.org
Bioglass helping to mend bones

These are implants made of biodegradable polymers, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Technical Engineering in Bilbao (UPV/EHU). Credit: UPV/EHU

Jose Ramon Sarasua and Aitor Larrañaga, researchers in the materials engineering department of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, have been studying new materials or implants that are of interest in medicine and in helping to mend bones, in particular. They have in fact measured the effect that the bioglass has on the thermal degradation of polymers currently used in medicine. The results have been published in the journal Polymer Degradation and Stability.  More...

http://phys.org/news/2013-04-bioglass-bones.html

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