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)
Prof. Dr. Rosalind S. Labow (Website)
Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4W7, Canada
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
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
- synthetic materials
- natural materials
- tissue engineering
- foreign body reaction
- foreign body giant cells