This Special Issue is a platform to share recent innovations concerning the design, processing, and application of bioactive glasses that are intended for use in tissue engineering with a special focus on bone tissue engineering. It includes new developments in materials sciences, such as the production and characterization of new glass compositions, methods for three-dimensional manufacturing of glass scaffolds like additive manufacturing, modifying established glass compositions to adapt their biological properties towards a certain application, e.g. by the addition of therapeutic ions. Furthermore, analyses of the biological performance of bioactive glasses both in-vitro and in-vivo should be covered by this Special Issue including glass–cell interaction studies, investigations of the cell–material interface, the impact of glass surfaces on cellular behavior, the influence of certain ions on cell biology, or evaluations of the in-vivo potential of glasses, i.e., for application in bone defect models. Studies presenting pre-clinical or even clinical data of bioactive glasses will also be a part of this Special Issue.
Therefore, we would like to invite you to submit a manuscript to the Special Issue “Bioactive Glasses in Tissue Engineering: Design, Processing, and Application”. Full research articles, short communications, and comprehensive review papers covering all aspects of research concerning bioactive glasses for application in tissue engineering are welcome.
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