Bone substitutes based on biomineralization

S. Sprio, M. Sandri, S. Panseri, M. Iafisco, A. Ruffini, S. Minardi, A. Tampieri

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The establishment of new and effective approaches to regenerative medicine requires a high interdisciplinary character between materials science, biology and surgery; this new paradigm is today fostering large advances in materials science and a more clear definition of the key aspects related to bone tissue regeneration. In this respect new bio-inspired approaches for the synthesis of biomaterials, such as in vitro biomineralization, enables the production of a new generation of smart, multifunctional and stimuli-responsive biomimetic materials for hard tissue regeneration. Among these advances, the implementation of new functionalities triggered by external magnetic signals may open the way to new therapeutic approaches to increase the regenerative potential of the scaffold, also reducing invasiveness during the implantation surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBone Substitute Biomaterials
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9780857099037
ISBN (Print)9780857094971
StatePublished - Jul 21 2014


  • Biomimesis
  • Biomineralization
  • Bone regeneration
  • Magnetism
  • Osteochondral regeneration
  • Stimuli-responsive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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