Imperial College London

Professor Aldo R. Boccaccini

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Visiting Professor



+44 (0)20 7594 6731a.boccaccini




210Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Ding, Y and Souza, MT and Li, W and Schubert, DW and Boccaccini, AR and Roether, JA},
booktitle = {Handbook of Bioceramics and Biocomposites},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-12460-5_17},
pages = {325--356},
title = {Bioactive glass-biopolymer composites for applications in tissue engineering},
url = {},
year = {2016}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. Tissue engineering (TE) is a biomedical field in continuous expansion. However, there are still many challenges to be tackled. The further development of TE approaches requires interdisciplinary interaction and collaboration among various research areas with a notable contribution expected from biomaterials science. In the last couple of decades, significant advances in the development of biomaterial-based scaffolds for hard and soft tissue regeneration have been accomplished, including the manufacture of biocomposites that combine natural or synthetic polymers with bioactive glasses or glass-ceramics. These novel biomaterials present the possibility of tailoring a variety of parameters and properties such as degradation kinetics, mechanical properties, and chemical composition according to the aimed application. This chapter presents a concise update of the field of biopolymer–bioactive glass composite scaffold development for TE covering several popular processing techniques for biocomposite fabrication, namely, microsphere processing, solvent casting-particulate leaching method, electrospinning, freeze-drying, and rapid prototyping techniques, which lead to scaffolds exhibiting a variety of 3D morphologies and different pore structures.
AU - Ding,Y
AU - Souza,MT
AU - Li,W
AU - Schubert,DW
AU - Boccaccini,AR
AU - Roether,JA
DO - 10.1007/978-3-319-12460-5_17
EP - 356
PY - 2016///
SN - 9783319124599
SP - 325
TI - Bioactive glass-biopolymer composites for applications in tissue engineering
T1 - Handbook of Bioceramics and Biocomposites
UR -
ER -