PhD student Iuliia Sadykova was awarded for the best oral report among young scientists at the III International Scientific and Practical Conference "FUNDAMENTAL SCIENCE FOR PRACTICAL MEDICINE-2023"
PhD student Iuliia Sadykova from the Laboratory of Hierarchically Structured Materials (Skoltech Center for Digital Engineering) was awarded for the best oral presentation among young scientists at the III International Scientific and Practical Conference "FUNDAMENTAL SCIENCE FOR PRACTICAL MEDICINE-2023". This year's event is hosted by the KBSU named after H.M. Berbekov. The event was devoted to additive technologies, modern materials and physical methods in medicine. Iuliia's report included a study of the properties of a new magnesium alloy developed as a temporary bone implant together with colleagues from MISiS and MSUMD.
Unlike the existing bioinert materials used today in widespread medical practice, such as titanium and its alloys, magnesium alloys do not require replacement and secondary surgical intervention, and they are bioresorbable and are being replaced by original bone tissue. However, a significant obstacle in practical applications is the low corrosion resistance in aqueous media leading to premature degradation and hydrogen evolution. The newly proposed alloy demonstrates good biocompatibility and osteoconductivity, and a satisfactory level of resorption without forming gas cavities, without acute, subacute and chronic toxic effects, which allows its use in clinical practice.