Journal "BIOMEDICAL GLASSES" is accepting papers for Volume 4

Biomedical Glasses is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal covering the field of glasses for biomedical applications. It provides an international forum for the publication of original research reports and authoritative review articles on biomedical glasses and their use in clinical applications. The journal has completed the publication of Vols. 1-3 and it is now accepting papers for Volume 4 (2018). More information can be found at:


Tissue Engineering book co-edited by Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini

Tissue Engineering Using Ceramics and Polymers, 2nd EditionThe book: "Tissue Engineering Using Ceramics and Polymers", 2nd Edition, co-edited by Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini and Prof. Peter X. Ma (University of Michigan, USA) has been just published by Woodhead/Elsevier. This second edition presents and updated comprehensive review of the advances in the uses of ceramics, polymers and their composites in tissue regeneration approaches, and includes a detailed treatment of the wide range of biomaterials used for tissue engineering reviewing techniques for processing, characterisation and modelling of materials. Tissue and organ regeneration in specific parts of the body are also discussed in dedicated chapters.


January 2019


          • Meeting of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB) Council in Ghent

            The first meeting in 2019 of the Council of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB) was held on 14th-15th January 2019 in Ghent, Belgium, hosted by Prof. Peter Dubruel (Univ. of Ghent). In the photo the ESB Council Members: Prof. Marc Bohner (RMS Foundation, Switzerland), Prof. Silvia Fare (Polytechnic of Milan, Italy), Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany), Prof. Ana Paula Pêgo (INEB – Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica, Portugal), Prof. Pamela Habibovic (ESB president, Maastricht University, Netherlands), Prof. Carlos Rodríguez-Cabello (University of Valladolid, Spain), Prof. Abhay Pandit, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland), and Prof. Joelle Amedee-Vilamitjana (University of Bordeaux, France). The next ESB 2019 conference will take place in Dresden, Germany, chaired by Prof. M. Gelinsky. The online abstract submission is open until Friday, March 15, 2019.

Meeting of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB) Council



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          • Visit from India

            On 8-10 January 2019 we received the visit of Dr. D. Durgalakshmi, DST-INSPIRE Faculty, Department of Medical Physics (HoD: Dr. P. Aruna),Anna University, Chennai, India. Dr. Durgalakshmi visited our laboratories, discussed current research in progress in our Institute and presented the seminar: "Nanostructured Bioglass 45S5 for Orthopedic and Dentin regeneration". We plan collaboration with Dr. Durgalakshmi in the field of nanostructured bioactive glasses for tissue engineering applications.

Prof. Boccaccini,Dr. Durgalakshmi and Dr.ZhengDr. DurgalakshmiProf. Boccaccini and Dr. DurgalakshmiDr. Durgalakshmi presentationDr. Durgalakshmi and audience



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          • Visit from Argentina

            On 10th January we received the visit of Lic. Rodrigo Herran, CONICET researcher at Polymeric (Nano)materials group, INIFTA (Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas) and PhD student at National University of La Plata, Argentina (supervisor Dr. Javier I. Amalvy). We are collaborating with Lic. Herran in the field of polymer-bioactive glass porous structures for biomedical applications.

Prof. Boccaccini and Lic. Rodrigo Herran


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          • Special Issue: "Vitrification and Geopolymerization of Industrial Wastes", published in Materials Letters

            The Special Issue: "Vitrification and Geopolymerization of Industrial Wastes", which was guest edited by Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini in collaboration with Prof. Jesus M. Rincon (Dept. of Geology, CSIC-MNCN, Madrid, Spain) and Prof. Manuel Jordan (Dept. of Environmental and Agrochemistry Sciences, UMH, Elche, Alicante, Spain), _has been published in Materials Letters. This special collection contains 35 refereed papers from the international community and is the response to a broad Open Call for papers published in 2017, which attracted contributions from more than 15 countries. The scope has been to include papers related to two key technologies for the development and characterisation of new materials from industrial waste, on one hand glasses/glass-ceramics (vitrification) and on the other hand geopolymers (alkali activation) from wastes, in both cases developing the fundamental science and technologies to achieve the inertization or safe encapsulation of wastes in inorganic matrices. A paper from our group, resulting from the PhD thesis of Dr Nicoletta Toniolo was published (Open Access more) in this special issue [1]. [1] Toniolo, N., et al., Novel geopolymers incorporating red mud and waste glass cullet, Mater. Letters 219 (2018) 152-154




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