Bioactive Smart Materials-Bionics

The process of integration of Engineering, Material Science and Biology will lead to production of Smart Bioactive Materials, the field is known as Bionics. The progress of developing these materials and finding ways of processing them and integrating them into existing systems is the current challenge to the research institutes and industry.

There is a wide range of materials used for orthopedics and dentistry, from metals, alloys, ceramics, and polymers to bioactive glass systems and hybrid composites. Among them, calcium phosphates based and bioactive glass materials have attracted a significant attention and are widely used in bone tissue engineering.

       The issue is focused on the new frontiers in research studies dedicated to
  •   Bioactive materials in the form of scaffolds, coatings, cements, etc.
  •   Biomedical applications and related clinical investigations.
  •  Synthesis and characterization of bioactive material systems, including powders, granules, scaffolds, films, injectable cements, foams, gels, etc.
  • Theoretical simulations and modelling of bioactive materials
  • Fabrication and processing Material-protein adsorption
  • Material-cell interactions
  • Clinical applications