Special Issue "Molecularly Imprinted Polymers in Biomedical Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2012)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Carmen Alvarez-Lorenzo
Departamento de Farmacia y Tecnología Farmacéutica, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Website: http://www.usc.es/i+dfarma/
E-Mail: carmen.alvarez.lorenzo@usc.es
Phone: +34 981563100
Fax: +34 981547148
Interests: stimuli-sensitive materials; biomimetic materials; molecularly imprinted drug delivery systems; polymeric micelles; combination products; drug-eluting medical devices

Guest Editor
Dr. Angel Concheiro
Departamento de Farmacia y Tecnología Farmacéutica, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Website: http://www.usc.es/i+dfarma/
E-Mail: angel.concheiro@usc.es
Interests: stimuli-sensitive materials; biomimetic materials; molecularly imprinted drug delivery systems; polymeric micelles; combination products; drug-eluting medical devices; oral delivery systems; cell scaffolds

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Polymer networks endowed with the ability to recognize specific molecules have an enormous interest in the biomedical field. The application of the molecular imprinting technology to the design of tailored receptors for drugs, bioactive molecules, therapeutic peptides and biomacrolecules is opening novel, amazing possibilities. Advanced drug delivery systems able to precisely regulate the release through rate-programmed, activation-modulated, or feedback-regulated mechanisms are good examples of the potential of the molecularly imprinted polymers in therapeutics. The versatile formats and compositions of the imprinted networks make them also suitable for the removal of toxic substances from the body, the detection and analysis of biological molecules and pathogen agents, and the diagnosis of illnesses. Polymers imprinted for enzymes and microorganisms have already found a niche in biotechnology. New applications in the biomedical field can be forecast as molecularly imprinted polymers able to perform their functions in the biological environment are being developed and optimized.

Dr. Carmen Alvarez-Lorenzo
Dr. Angel Concheiro
Guest Editors

Keywords

  • molecular imprinting
  • drug delivery
  • affinity-based controlled release
  • stimuli-responsive imprinted networks
  • sensors for medical applications
  • MIPs for biotechnology
  • imprinted traps
  • tailored receptors
  • protein-imprinted networks
  • microbe-imprinted networks

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p. 257-268
by , , , ,  and
J. Funct. Biomater. 2012, 3(2), 257-268; doi:10.3390/jfb3020257
Received: 16 February 2012; in revised form: 16 March 2012 / Accepted: 20 March 2012 / Published: 29 March 2012
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p. 269-282
by , , , ,  and
J. Funct. Biomater. 2012, 3(2), 269-282; doi:10.3390/jfb3020269
Received: 29 February 2012; in revised form: 21 March 2012 / Accepted: 22 March 2012 / Published: 29 March 2012
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p. 131-142
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J. Funct. Biomater. 2012, 3(1), 131-142; doi:10.3390/jfb3010131
Received: 12 January 2012; in revised form: 11 February 2012 / Accepted: 11 February 2012 / Published: 20 February 2012
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p. 1-22
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J. Funct. Biomater. 2012, 3(1), 1-22; doi:10.3390/jfb3010001
Received: 5 October 2011; in revised form: 14 December 2011 / Accepted: 15 December 2011 / Published: 23 December 2011
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p. 373-390
by , , ,  and
J. Funct. Biomater. 2011, 2(4), 373-390; doi:10.3390/jfb2040373
Received: 8 November 2011; in revised form: 8 December 2011 / Accepted: 9 December 2011 / Published: 15 December 2011
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