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Reports Summarize Bone Research Study Results from University of Sydney (Nanoscale chemical interaction enhances the physical properties of bioglass...

July 16, 2014



Reports Summarize Bone Research Study Results from University of Sydney (Nanoscale chemical interaction enhances the physical properties of bioglass composites)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Investigators publish new report on Bone Research. According to news reporting from Sydney, Australia, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Bioglasses are favorable biomaterials for bone tissue engineering; however, their applications are limited due to their brittleness. In addition, the early failure in the interface is a common problem of composites of bioglass and a polymer with high mechanical strength."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Sydney, "This effect is due to the phase separation, nonhomogeneous mixture, nonuniform mechanical strength, and different degradation properties of two compounds. To address these issues, in this study a nanoscale interaction between poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and bioactive glass was formed via silane coupling agent (3-trimethoxysilyl)propyl methacrylate (MPMA). A monolith was produced at optimum composition from this hybrid by the sol-gel method at 50 C with a rapid gelation time (

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "These results demonstrated that the presence of a nanoscale interaction between bioglass and PMMA affects the properties of bioglass and broadens its potential applications for bone replacement."

For more information on this research see: Nanoscale chemical interaction enhances the physical properties of bioglass composites. Acs Nano, 2013;7(10):8469-83. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; Acs Nano - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/ancac3)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R. Ravarian, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney , Sydney, NSW, Australia. Additional authors for this research include X. Zhong, M. Barbeck, S. Ghanaati, C.J. Kirkpatrick, C.M. Murphy, A. Schindeler, W. Chrzanowski and F. Dehghani (see also Bone Research).

Keywords for this news article include: Tissue Engineering, Sydney, Nanoscale, Bone Research, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, Australia and New Zealand.

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