Bioactive Materials Development
Inorganic ion doping of glasses and ceramics for better biological responses, such as: porous soluble glasses to stimulate cell-induced re-mineralization of dentine; porous insoluble powders for enhanced restoration to tooth bonding; phase-separated glass powders for glass ionomer cement restorations.
Bioactive Adhesives and Cements
Through a series of confidential projects, Lucideon is working with medical adhesives and composites companies to develop bioactive composites that help reduce damage from disease or bacterial or chemical attack, and subsequently repair damaged tissue by replacing the critical elements and stimulating cellular repair mechanisms.
Bioactive materials are well established in principle, but tailoring the composition to respond to the environment, whilst retaining the mechanical integrity of the medical device, is a challenge few can overcome – Lucideon is one of the few.