Preparation and In Vitro Behavior of Bioactive Glasses from Bovine Waste Resource
Preparation of bioactive glasses was attempted utilizing waste bovine as raw resource. Bioactive and biodegradable batch compositions in the Na2O-CaO-SiO2 system were included with calcined bovine, whose phase was high-purity oxy-hydroxyapatite. Bovine inclusion as large as 40 mass% was shown to present highly bioactive glasses; bovine in the bioactive and biodegradable compositions presented glasses with controlled bioactivity and biodegradability, respectively. These indicate not only a plenty biological resource of bio-interactive materials, but also an alternative strategy for bioactive glasses with multi-functional applications.
Takashi Nakamura, Kimihiro Yamashita and Masashi Neo
S.H. Ahn et al., "Preparation and In Vitro Behavior of Bioactive Glasses from Bovine Waste Resource", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 309-311, pp. 329-332, 2006