Biomaterials highlights IX. Bioactive ceramics


  • For Part VIII sec Adv. Matter. 3 (1991) 108.


Research News/Biomaterials Highlights IX: Materials with active bone-bonding ability have found applications in medicine for coatings of, for example, load-bearing dental or orthopedic implants. These bioactive materials, which are based on calcium-phosphate-containing glasses of glass ceramics or Caphosphate-ceramics, have the problem however that they do not perform well under shear loading. The various materials employed and the factors which affect their performance are discussed.