Special Issue "Coating Deposition and Surface Functionalization of Implants for Biomedical Applications"
A special issue of Journal of Functional Biomaterials (ISSN 2079-4983).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2012)
The human body is able to promote spontaneous healing phenomena to face the adverse consequences of diseases, aging processes or traumatic events. However such natural reactions are not always sufficient to recover extensive functional losses and, in that case, medical or surgical interventions are required. For this reason, the demand for new biomaterials to support or restore the role of damaged tissues is a major clinical and socioeconomic need. The deposition of a proper coating or the chemicophysical treatment of the surface may boost the performance of implant devices, conveying site-specific properties to the substrate material. The apposition of glass-based glazes which resemble the original enamel of tooth, the chemical modification of titanium to activate the bone-bonding ability or the deposition of calcium-phosphate layers on metal substrates to elicit the surface development of hydroxyapatite are just a few examples of the new approaches to improve the behaviour of medical grafts by means of biocoatings and surface functionalization methods.
Dr. Antonella Sola
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- surface treatments
- coating deposition methods
- implant materials
Article: Hemocompatibility of Inorganic Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Coatings on Thermoplastic Polyurethane Polymers
J. Funct. Biomater. 2012, 3(2), 283-297; doi:10.3390/jfb3020283
Received: 9 March 2012; in revised form: 10 April 2012 / Accepted: 11 April 2012 / Published: 17 April 2012| Download PDF Full-text (902 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Characterization of Porous TiO2 Surfaces Formed on 316L Stainless Steel by Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation for Stent Applications
J. Funct. Biomater. 2012, 3(2), 349-360; doi:10.3390/jfb3020349
Received: 20 March 2012; in revised form: 25 April 2012 / Accepted: 27 April 2012 / Published: 11 May 2012| Download PDF Full-text (965 KB) | Download XML Full-text
J. Funct. Biomater. 2012, 3(2), 418-431; doi:10.3390/jfb3020418
Received: 19 March 2012; in revised form: 12 May 2012 / Accepted: 22 May 2012 / Published: 1 June 2012| Download PDF Full-text (635 KB) | Download XML Full-text
J. Funct. Biomater. 2012, 3(3), 588-600; doi:10.3390/jfb3030588
Received: 17 July 2012; in revised form: 1 August 2012 / Accepted: 3 August 2012 / Published: 16 August 2012| Download PDF Full-text (2584 KB) | Download XML Full-text
J. Funct. Biomater. 2012, 3(3), 688-705; doi:10.3390/jfb3030688
Received: 29 May 2012; in revised form: 30 August 2012 / Accepted: 31 August 2012 / Published: 20 September 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1054 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 3 January 2013