Hench and colleagues discovered that bone could bond chemically to certain glass compositions in 1969 . This group of glasses is known as bioactive glasses . Some special compositions of bioactive glasses will bond to soft tissues as well as bone . One of the important characteristics of bioactive glasses is their ability to release beneficial ions such as Ca2+, Na+, Zn2+, Sr2+, and PO 43- in the body, which promote self-healing . Bioactive glasses generally contain much less glass former (e.g., SiO2, B2O3 etc.) than conventional glasses . Network modifiers encourage the formation of Non-Bridging Oxygens (NBO) groups. These NBO groups decrease aqueous durability and increase bioactivity . © 2012 IEEE.
P. Hassanzadeh et al., "Silver Coated Bioactive Glass Particles for Wound Healing Applications," 2012 38th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2012, pp. 287 - 288, article no. 6207077, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Jun 2012.
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