Special Issue "Biodegradable Magnesium Alloys and Implants"


A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Material Sciences and Nanotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 April 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Mihriban O. Pekguleryuz
Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, McGill University Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Website: http://people.mcgill.ca/mihriban.pekguleryuz/
E-Mail: mihriban.pekguleryuz@mcgill.ca
Interests: light metals; aluminum, magnesium; alloy development; biodegradable magnesium implants

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Magnesium biomaterials are emerging as important candidates for bio-resorbable implant applications. Because magnesium biodegrades via corrosion by the body fluids, the stimulus for hyperplasia is removed and the tendency to restenosis is minimized, while the substrate for local tissue irritation is eliminated. Magnesium has an advantage over biodegradable polymeric stents in that it can have smaller mass for equal mechanical performance and can be better visualized in CT scans. Biodegradable stents have been successfully used in pediatric patients with congenital heart disease and other clinical trials with magnesium alloys have been undertaken. Furthermore, Mg offers key advantage as the deployment material for drug delivery and gene therapy. Research now focuses on developing improved Mg alloys with lower bio-corrosion rates without creating potential toxicity problems related to some alloying elements. Eventual use in biomedical devices also necessitates optimization of the alloys for mechanical performance.

Dr. Mihriban Pekguleryuz
Guest Editor


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  • magnesium alloys
  • biodegradable magnesium implants
  • biocorrosion and biocompatibility
  • bio absorbable metallic stents
  • orthopaedic metallic implants
  • toxicity and cell viability

Published Papers (4 papers)

Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(4), 5263-5276; doi:10.3390/ijms15045263
Received: 23 January 2014; in revised form: 10 March 2014 / Accepted: 13 March 2014 / Published: 25 March 2014
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(2), 2959-2970; doi:10.3390/ijms15022959
Received: 26 October 2013; in revised form: 2 January 2014 / Accepted: 16 January 2014 / Published: 20 February 2014
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(12), 24492-24500; doi:10.3390/ijms141224492
Received: 21 October 2013; in revised form: 3 December 2013 / Accepted: 12 December 2013 / Published: 16 December 2013
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(12), 23614-23628; doi:10.3390/ijms141223614
Received: 27 September 2013; in revised form: 23 October 2013 / Accepted: 4 November 2013 / Published: 3 December 2013
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Last update: 7 November 2013

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