Calcium-phosphate glasses (CPGs) are commonly used as scaffolds in tissue engineering. A novel formulation of optically transparent CPG has been recently developed to be used as an optical fibre for biomedical implantable devices. Its purpose is to combine the bioresorbability of CPGs with optical features, thus extending the applications of bioresorbable sensors for in-body monitoring or diagnostics. Modifications of the glass composition or post-treatments on the fibres can tailor the dissolution time and the interaction of the glass with different stimuli as well as with specific cells. The tested glasses both in bulk and fibre shapes showed good strength (from 200 to 350 MPa) with values that are lower than standard silica glass and much higher than common bioresorbable polymers. CPG fibres were also implanted in living rats for several weeks and no clinical signs of any adverse effect have been found. We will present our latest results on these subjects starting from the characterisation of the CPGs by means of dissolution tests, in-vitro, and ex-vivo experiments.

Calcium-phosphate glass-based bioresorbable fibre optics for light and drug delivery / Gallichi Nottiani, D.; Pugliese, D.; Bertoglio, F.; Iervese, S.; Milanese, D.; Visai, L.; Janner, D.. - ELETTRONICO. - (2020). ((Intervento presentato al convegno 11th World Biomaterials Congress (WBC) tenutosi a Glasgow nel 11-15 Dicembre 2020.

Calcium-phosphate glass-based bioresorbable fibre optics for light and drug delivery

Gallichi Nottiani, D.;Pugliese, D.;Milanese, D.;Janner, D.
2020

Abstract

Calcium-phosphate glasses (CPGs) are commonly used as scaffolds in tissue engineering. A novel formulation of optically transparent CPG has been recently developed to be used as an optical fibre for biomedical implantable devices. Its purpose is to combine the bioresorbability of CPGs with optical features, thus extending the applications of bioresorbable sensors for in-body monitoring or diagnostics. Modifications of the glass composition or post-treatments on the fibres can tailor the dissolution time and the interaction of the glass with different stimuli as well as with specific cells. The tested glasses both in bulk and fibre shapes showed good strength (from 200 to 350 MPa) with values that are lower than standard silica glass and much higher than common bioresorbable polymers. CPG fibres were also implanted in living rats for several weeks and no clinical signs of any adverse effect have been found. We will present our latest results on these subjects starting from the characterisation of the CPGs by means of dissolution tests, in-vitro, and ex-vivo experiments.
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