• A team of researchers has shown that it is possible to use the
revolutionary bioplastics developed by bio-on to create bioactive
scaffolds for bone tissue engineering
• This is just the beginning. In the future, their use will be extended to other human tissues
• Agreement has been reached with Virdhi on advanced materials for biomedical use
"It has been amply demonstrated in writings on the subject that polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are materials well suited to be used in tissue regeneration from cell cultures,” explains
In the future, the properties of this material, especially its extreme bio-compatibility, will enable its use to be extended to the regeneration of other tissues, thanks to the design of bioresorbable scaffolds in vivo, i.e., which are absorbed by the human body and therefore do not need removal at the end of the tissue regeneration process.
"We’re extremely pleased with these results,’ says
ABOUT BIO-ON Founded in 2007, bio-on designed and patented the first bioplastic PHAs in the world to be 100% naturally biodegradable in water and soil. This outstanding product was created by transforming residues from sugar production, from both beet and cane, using a natural production process without the use of organic chemical solvents. In around 10 days the product dissolves in river water without leaving any traces. bio-on’s bioplastic PHAs transform a waste product that would otherwise be discarded (a cost thus becomes a resource) and therefore have no impact on the food chain, contrary to what happens for other types of “bio” products like biofuels or other bioplastics that use cereals. bio-on’s patented bioplastics have extraordinary properties: they are heat-resistant up to 200°C (392ºF), they are impervious to gases and liquids, and have excellent mechanical performance. For this reason it is possible to design an infinite range of objects in all fields where traditional plastic is nowadays used. The biodegradability of bio-on’s bioplastics was certified in 2008 by VinÇotte. bio-on is an
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