© 2019 Johnson Matthey Phosphate-based glasses are promising materials for a range of applications including biomedical, veterinary and optical. These glasses are distinguished by the presence of at least one terminal oxygen atom, which gives phosphate-based glasses unique properties of which the most interesting is their easily controllable degradation profiles. This article describes the main structural features and applications of phosphate-based glass materials focusing primarily on biomedical applications. The processes utilised for developing varying geometries such as fibres, solid and porous microspheres and coatings are also explored.
Ahmed, I., Ren, H., & Booth, J. (2019). Developing unique geometries of phosphate-based glasses and their prospective biomedical applications. Johnson Matthey Technology Review, 63(1), 34-42. https://doi.org/10.1595/205651319x15426460058863