Two new products have been approved to European medical markets: antibacterial bioactive glass granules for remedying frontal sinus and bone defects and a bioactive glass plate for the repair of the orbital floor.
The products, registered by a Finnish biomaterials company Vivoxid Ltd are aimed at solving medical problems in the head and neck area.
Bioactive glass products hold substantial commercial potential. Bioactive glass offers a number of new application areas in the future in medicine and dentistry. Vivoxid has a wide development programme of new bioactive glass products. Tekes, the National Technology Agency of Finland, has funded Vivoxid’s R&D work.
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