Special Issue "Coating Deposition and Surface Functionalization of Implants for Biomedical Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Antonella Sola
Department of Engineering "Enzo Ferrari", University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, 41125 Modena, Italy
Website: http://personale.unimore.it/rubrica/dettaglio/solant
E-Mail: antonella.sola@unimore.it
Phone: +39 059 2056233
Fax: +39 059 2056243
Interests: biomaterials; bioceramics; bioactive glasses; bioactive coatings; porous materials; scaffolds; glasses; ceramics; composite materials; functional coatings; sintering and thermal treatments

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • biocoatings
  • functionalization
  • surface treatments
  • coating deposition methods
  • implant materials

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p. 688-705
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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