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 = {Souza, MT and Tansaz, S and Zanotto, ED and Boccaccini, AR},
doi = {10.3390/ma10010083},
journal = {Materials},
title = {Bioactive glass fiber-reinforced PGS matrix composites for cartilage regeneration},
url = {},
volume = {10},
year = {2017}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Poly(glycerol sebacate) (PGS) is an elastomeric polymer which is attracting increasing interest for biomedical applications, including cartilage regeneration. However, its limited mechanical properties and possible negative effects of its degradation byproducts restrict PGS for in vivo application. In this study, a novel PGS–bioactive glass fiber (F18)-reinforced composite was developed and characterized. PGS-based reinforced scaffolds were fabricated via salt leaching and characterized regarding their mechanical properties, degradation, and bioactivity in contact with simulated body fluid. Results indicated that the incorporation of silicate-based bioactive glass fibers could double the composite tensile strength, tailor the polymer degradability, and improve the scaffold bioactivity.
AU - Souza,MT
AU - Tansaz,S
AU - Zanotto,ED
AU - Boccaccini,AR
DO - 10.3390/ma10010083
PY - 2017///
SN - 1996-1944
TI - Bioactive glass fiber-reinforced PGS matrix composites for cartilage regeneration
T2 - Materials
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VL - 10
ER -