Tough, bioactive glass promotes bone growth

08/22/2013 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Bioactive glass that can withstand the pressures normally exerted on long bones can serve as a scaffolding for new bone growth without the necessity of removal, according to this article. Researchers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology developed the precisely formed scaffolding using computer-guided robocasting. Tests show it encourages new bone growth in as little as six weeks.

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