Bioactive Glasses Incorporating Iron Oxide Nanoparticles
Porous bioactive glass have been under research and development for the regeneration of bone defects. The incorporation of magnetic nanoparticles into bioactive glasses have attracted interests for the treatment of bone defect from malignant bone tumors surgery. With the functions of local hyperthermia, the heat is generated in response to alternating magnetic fields. The cancerous tissue around the bone defect is destroyed at above 43 °C while the normal cells can survive when heated up to 46 °C.