In honor of Professor Larry Hench's imminent receipt of the Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal at the annual meeting of the European Society for Biomaterials in Liverpool on Sept 3, 2014, Acta Biomaterialia is delighted to introduce a new Virtual Special Issue covering bioactive glasses.
To quote Julian Jones' recent review of bioactive glasses (just one of the papers in the special issue); "Larry Hench’s 45S5 Bioglass® was the first artificial material that was found to form a chemical bond with bone, launching the field of bioactive ceramics." And while "Bioactive glass has not yet reached its potential but research activity is growing." And so it's with great please that we're able to bring you this virtual issue, to discover the latest developments in bioactive glasses, on the road to mainstream biological applications.
Click here to access the papers: We hope you enjoy exploring the issue, and the fascinating material behind it.