Ordered Mesoporous Materials in the Context of Drug Delivery Systems and Bone Tissue Engineering

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Chemistry, materials science and medicine are research areas that converge in the field of drug delivery systems and tissue engineering. This paper tries to introduce an example of such an interaction, aimed at solving health issues within the world of biomaterials. Ordered mesoporous materials can be loaded with different organic molecules that would be released afterwards, in a controlled fashion, inside a living body. These materials can also react with the body fluids giving rise to carbonated nanoapatite particles as the products of such a chemical interaction; these particles, equivalent to biological apatites, enable the regeneration of bone tissue.

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