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Development Of Vapor Deposited Silica Sol-Gel Particles For A Bioactive Materials System To Direct Osteoblast Behavior, Katherine Lynn Snyder Jan 2013

Development Of Vapor Deposited Silica Sol-Gel Particles For A Bioactive Materials System To Direct Osteoblast Behavior, Katherine Lynn Snyder

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Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine have emerged in an effort to generate replacement tissues capable of restoring native tissue structure and function, but because of the complexity of biologic system, this has proven to be much harder than originally anticipated. Silica based bioactive glasses are popular as biomaterials because of their ability to enhance osteogenesis and angiogenesis. Sol-gel processing methods are popular in generating these materials because it offers: 1) mild processing conditions; 2) easily controlled structure and composition; 3) the ability to incorporate biological molecules; and 4) inherent biocompatibility. The goal of this work was to develop a bioactive ...