Special Issue "Biomaterials for Wound Healing"


A special issue of Journal of Functional Biomaterials (ISSN 2079-4983).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Rosalind S. Labow
Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4W7, Canada
Website: http://www.ottawaheart.ca/misc/rosalind-labow.htm
E-Mail: rlabow@ottawaheart.ca
Interests: mechanisms of cell-material interaction; mechanical strain in monocyte-derived macrophage-mediated biodegradation of polyurethane medical devices; cell signaling in mucosal inflammation and pain

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Journal of Functional Biomaterials is requesting submission of articles for the special issue “Biomaterials for Wound Healing”.  The use of biomaterials for wound healing can include materials for tissue engineering for replacement of skin, bone and cartilage, cornea and blood vessel grafts as well as cardiac patches.  Both synthetic materials such as polyurethanes and natural materials such as collagen hydrogels should be considered. Wound healing materials can also include drug delivery systems as well as anti-microbials incorporated into polymer structures. The scope of the journal will also include studies concerning the mechanism of action of biomaterials in controlling the foreign body reaction. The effect of materials on macrophage phenotype as well as foreign body giant cell formation that ultimately control the wound healing outcome will also be a focus. Additional factors to be considered in the articles submitted include the individual host response, implant location, size, shape, micromotion, surface chemistry, surface roughness, and porosity. Characteristics of the host, such as age and general health, also affect response to an implant. It is anticipated that this special issue will provide a greater understanding of the foreign body response to biomaterials that influences normal wound healing leading to the design of more biocompatible materials and devices.

Prof. Dr. Rosalind S. Labow
Guest Editor


  • synthetic materials
  • natural materials
  • tissue engineering
  • anti-microbials
  • foreign body reaction
  • macrophages
  • foreign body giant cells

Published Papers (4 papers)

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J. Funct. Biomater. 2012, 3(1), 37-48; doi:10.3390/jfb3010037
Received: 6 October 2011; in revised form: 9 November 2011 / Accepted: 27 December 2011 / Published: 6 January 2012
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J. Funct. Biomater. 2011, 2(4), 391-413; doi:10.3390/jfb2040391
Received: 26 September 2011; in revised form: 3 December 2011 / Accepted: 7 December 2011 / Published: 15 December 2011
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J. Funct. Biomater. 2011, 2(4), 338-354; doi:10.3390/jfb2040338
Received: 6 October 2011; in revised form: 23 November 2011 / Accepted: 24 November 2011 / Published: 2 December 2011
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J. Funct. Biomater. 2011, 2(3), 213-229; doi:10.3390/jfb2030213
Received: 3 August 2011; in revised form: 23 August 2011 / Accepted: 25 August 2011 / Published: 1 September 2011
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Last update: 26 February 2014

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