Biomaterials: Bioceramics and bioglasses
The biomaterials team investigates two complementary topics: bioceramics and bioglasses. The clinical applications of these biomaterials are related to bone substitution.
The research performed by the team involves:
- good control of all the steps of biomaterials fabrication, from synthesizing the powder to making sure that the materials have the appropriate physical, chemical, mechanical and biological properties;
- the development of new biomaterials with increased therapeutic properties;
- the improvement of the part’s porous structure to insure optimized osteo-conduction; and
- the augmentation of the bone substitute’s mechanical properties.
Current research topics
- Synthesis of phophocalcic powders and bio-glasses.
- Synthesis of bio-glasses through the sol-gel process.
- Bioceramics and bioglasses with controlled porous architecture.
- Microporous ceramics: biological response and functionalization.
- Densification and mechanical properties of phophocalcic ceramics.
- Bioceramic coatings on textile fibres.