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
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
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Functional Biomaterials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 300 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- synthetic materials
- natural materials
- tissue engineering
- foreign body reaction
- foreign body giant cells
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| Download PDF Full-text (1002 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Protein Degradation and Protection Observed in the Presence of Novel Wound Dressing Components
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| Download PDF Full-text (334 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Thrombin Production and Human Neutrophil Elastase Sequestration by Modified Cellulosic Dressings and Their Electrokinetic Analysis
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| Download PDF Full-text (730 KB) | Download XML Full-text
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| Download PDF Full-text (351 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 4 October 2012