NOVELTY – The method involves processing ion exchange and heat treatment, where bioactive glass is immersed in a reaction medium of calcium material. The calcium material is fused under inert atmosphere and at temperature below glass transition temperature of the bioactive glass. Surface of the bioactive glass is exposed to a heat source for a short period of time, where another surface of the bioactive glass is covered by a thermal insulating material. USE – Method for enrichment of bioactive glass for preparation of bone implants. ADVANTAGE – The method involves processing ion exchange and heat treatment, where bioactive glass is immersed in a reaction medium of calcium material, and hence ensures improved mechanical characteristics of the glass. DETAILED DESCRIPTION – An INDEPENDENT CLAIM is also included for an enriched bioactive glass. DESCRIPTION OF DRAWING(S) – The drawing shows a graphical representation that depicting result of differential thermal analysis and thermal gravimetric analysis of bioactive glass. (Drawing includes non-English language text).
L01 (Glass – includes chemical compositions, batch treatment, furnaces, flat glass forming, hollow-ware forming, postforming and glass/ceramics, but not lens designs, bottling, bottle-washing, closures for containers, glazing designs, glass cutting, chamfering edges, printing on glass, disposing of used glass or the production of pure sodium silicate. Chemical aspects of optical fibres (C03).); D22 (Sterilising, bandages, dressing and skin protection agents – including sterilising agents (other than for food), sutures, plaster casts, bioactive prostheses, contact lenses, diapers, animal litter, timber, preservatives, disinfectants, bactericidal detergents, deodorants, insect repellent compounds, moth proofers, sheep dip (A61L).); P32 (Dentistry, bandages, veterinary, prosthesis (A61C, D, F).)