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Casey Schwarz


Bioactive glass beads have been used to distribute medicine over extended periods of time in limited uses. They can be engineered to have a porous and hollow structure, and using Mo-Sci's OL-GL 1756b (1756b), the fundamental notion of dosage distribution can be tested in preparation to design the optimal glass for medicine distribution. A few key factors in this is how long does it take the liquid to release from the beads, how do the beads decay, and how well the glass can bond to human tissue. This research demonstrates the capacities of the 1756b type as a promising start for the usage of bioactive glass beads in drug delivery.


Presented as part of the Ursinus College Celebration of Student Achievement (CoSA) held April 19, 2023.

The downloadable file contains PowerPoint slides.

Research presented also at the Materials Science and Technology 2022 conference as well as the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics 2022 and 2023.

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