The advent of mesoporous bioactive glasses (MBGs) in applied bio-sciences led to the birth of a new class of nanostructured materials combining triple functionality, that is, bone-bonding capability, drug delivery and therapeutic ion release. However, the development of hierarchical three-dimensional (3D) scaffolds based on MBGs may be difficult due to some inherent drawbacks of MBGs (e.g., high brittleness) and technological challenges related to their fabrication in a multiscale porous form. For example, MBG-based scaffolds produced by conventional porogen-assisted methods exhibit a very low mechanical strength, making them unsuitable for clinical applications. The application of additive manufacturing techniques significantly improved the processing of these materials, making it easier preserving the textural and functional properties of MBGs and allowing stronger scaffolds to be produced. This review provides an overview of the major aspects relevant to 3D printing of MBGs, including technological issues and potential applications of final products in medicine.
3D printing of hierarchical scaffolds based on mesoporous bioactive glasses (MBGs)-fundamentals and applications / Baino, F.; Fiume, E.. - In: MATERIALS. - ISSN 1996-1944. - ELETTRONICO. - 13:7(2020), p. 1688.
|Titolo:||3D printing of hierarchical scaffolds based on mesoporous bioactive glasses (MBGs)-fundamentals and applications|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ma13071688|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|