Special Issue "Artificial Organs and Biomaterials"
A special issue of Journal of Functional Biomaterials (ISSN 2079-4983).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2011)
Dr. Dimitrios Stamatialis (Website)
University of Twente, MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Biomaterials Science & Technology (BST), Zuidhorst, ZH-254, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
Fax: +31 (0)53 489 2155
Interests: (bio) artificial organs; tissue regeneration; biomedical membrane applications; biomaterials; (bio) separations
Prof. Dr. Naoyuki Nomura (Website)
Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 2-3-10 Kanda-surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0062, Japan
Interests: metallic biomaterials; mechanical property; porous scaffold
The artificial organs and biomaterials have become increasingly important and these are definitely necessary for the state-of-the-art medical treatment. Number of researches on the superior properties and novel functions of biomaterials, including metals, ceramics and polymers are continuously conducted for implants and medical devices. In addition, the development of functional materials for regenerative medicine and nano-bio technology has actively performed in recent years.
It is becoming obvious that for the development of an artificial organ, the selection of the proper biomaterial and its processing are critical factors. Besides, proper understanding of the biomaterial – living tissue interactions and of the much transport in the organ is also very important for the proper function of the organ.
For this special issue, we invite all contributions dealing with the above complex issues. And we hope that this issue will help readers to obtain recent advances on artificial organs and biomaterials in terms of their properties and morphology for future medical applications.
Prof. Dr. Naoyuki Nomura
Dr. Dimitrios Stamatialis
- artificial organs
- tissue regeneration