Special Issue "Biocompatibility of Materials"

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A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2009)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. William Reichert
Biomedical Engineering Department, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, Room 136 Hudson Hall, Box 90281, Durham, NC 27708-0281, USA
Website: http://www.bme.duke.edu/faculty/william-m-reichert
E-Mail: reichert@duke.edu
Phone: +919 660 5151
Fax: +919 684 4488

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The theme of this special issue is Healing Materials that focuses on the design, characterization, and implementation of biomaterials for therapeutic applications. Currently, the vast majority of biomaterials employed in modern surgery are designed to passively reside in the tissue, with little to no design considerations for tissue interactions, such as common high performance metals (e.g. stainless steel, titanium alloy, cobalt chromium alloy) and polymers (e.g. polyethylene, silicone rubber, polyurethane). The limited exceptions to this general rule are surface-textured or hydroxyapatite coated materials to encourage tissue in-growth, and degradable polymers such as PLGA. This special issue places emphasis on next generation biomaterials that incorporate coating, molecular immobilization, drug release, matrix degradation or structural strategies that actively influence the healing state of the surrounding tissue.

Prof. Dr. William Reichert
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • biomaterial
  • polymer
  • metal
  • ceramic
  • composite
  • degradation
  • drug release
  • wound healing
  • immunity
  • inflammation
  • infection

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Published Papers (20 papers)

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Materials 2010, 3(1), 638-655; doi:10.3390/ma3010638
Received: 11 November 2009; in revised form: 15 January 2010 / Accepted: 20 January 2010 / Published: 22 January 2010
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Materials 2009, 2(4), 1762-1794; doi:10.3390/ma2041762
Received: 30 September 2009; in revised form: 21 October 2009 / Accepted: 23 October 2009 / Published: 5 November 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(4), 1674-1696; doi:10.3390/ma2041674
Received: 4 September 2009; in revised form: 30 September 2009 / Accepted: 10 October 2009 / Published: 29 October 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(4), 1520-1546; doi:10.3390/ma2041520
Received: 7 August 2009; in revised form: 17 August 2009 / Accepted: 21 September 2009 / Published: 9 October 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(4), 1480-1507; doi:10.3390/ma2041480
Received: 27 August 2009; in revised form: 24 September 2009 / Accepted: 25 September 2009 / Published: 30 September 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(3), 1341-1387; doi:10.3390/ma2031341
Received: 29 June 2009; in revised form: 31 August 2009 / Accepted: 18 September 2009 / Published: 21 September 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(3), 1058-1083; doi:10.3390/ma2031058
Received: 10 July 2009; in revised form: 18 August 2009 / Accepted: 24 August 2009 / Published: 25 August 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(3), 945-957; doi:10.3390/ma2030945
Received: 29 June 2009; in revised form: 4 August 2009 / Accepted: 14 August 2009 / Published: 18 August 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(3), 934-944; doi:10.3390/ma2030934
Received: 29 June 2009; in revised form: 27 July 2009 / Accepted: 11 August 2009 / Published: 14 August 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(3), 883-902; doi:10.3390/ma2030883
Received: 25 June 2009; in revised form: 24 July 2009 / Accepted: 31 July 2009 / Published: 4 August 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(3), 833-856; doi:10.3390/ma2030833
Received: 2 July 2009; in revised form: 21 July 2009 / Accepted: 24 July 2009 / Published: 24 July 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(3), 790-832; doi:10.3390/ma2030790
Received: 19 June 2009; in revised form: 20 July 2009 / Accepted: 21 July 2009 / Published: 23 July 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(3), 765-775; doi:10.3390/ma2030765
Received: 1 June 2009; Accepted: 11 July 2009 / Published: 13 July 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(2), 613-635; doi:10.3390/ma2020613
Received: 7 February 2009; in revised form: 21 April 2009 / Accepted: 22 May 2009 / Published: 26 May 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(2), 562-576; doi:10.3390/ma2020562
Received: 8 April 2009; in revised form: 29 April 2009 / Accepted: 8 May 2009 / Published: 13 May 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(2), 577-612; doi:10.3390/ma2020577
Received: 1 March 2009; in revised form: 11 April 2009 / Accepted: 6 May 2009 / Published: 13 May 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(2), 514-548; doi:10.3390/ma2020514
Received: 24 February 2009; in revised form: 24 April 2009 / Accepted: 27 April 2009 / Published: 28 April 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(2), 374-398; doi:10.3390/ma2020374
Received: 5 March 2009; in revised form: 5 April 2009 / Accepted: 14 April 2009 / Published: 20 April 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(1), 221-291; doi:10.3390/ma2010221
Received: 3 February 2009; in revised form: 16 March 2009 / Accepted: 18 March 2009 / Published: 19 March 2009
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Materials 2009, 2(1), 169-180; doi:10.3390/ma2010169
Received: 3 January 2009; in revised form: 6 March 2009 / Accepted: 11 March 2009 / Published: 13 March 2009
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