Special Issue article by the Central laboratories department team

The scientific output of the team of researchers from the Department of Central laboratories was accepted for publishing in the International Journal of Applied Glass Science, Special Issue “The International Year of Glass”.

The article deals with new experimental findings obtained from ion release studies related to in vitro bioactivity testing of novel bioactive glasses.

Zinc-doped bioactive glass prepared by conventional melting was tested in simulated body fluid (SBF) in a flow-through arrangement, with the reaction cell connected directly to the nebulizer of the optical emission spectrometer (ICP OES). The immediate and cumulative zinc amount released into the SBF solution was quantitatively determined by elemental analysis. The extension of the conclusions obtained for Zn in this work to other ions with potential therapeutic effects is an ongoing subject of further study.