Special Issue "Biocompatibility of Materials 2013"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2013)
Prof. Dr. Heather Sheardown (Website)
Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University, Room JHE-124A, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L7, Canada
Interests: ophthalmic biomaterials; ophthalmic drug delivery; polymers; surface modification; protein adsorption; cell material interactions; hydrogels; contact lenses; intraocular lenses
The biocompatibility testing of materials used in medical devices is a fundamental requirement in the acceptance of novel materials in regenerative medicine. Our understanding of the term “biocompatibility” has changed over the last few decades. However, the study of the biocompatibility is more pertinent today, than ever before. The development of tissue engineered scaffolds, bio-responsive and bioactive materials, nanomaterials, stem cell therapy and chemical
functionalisation of material surfaces all present new challenges. Advances in imaging, molecular and cell biology and the development of new materials present new scientific and engineering opportunities in this important field. This issue will bring together basic science, novel materials, imaging, quantititative methodologies as well as the examining the importance of biocompatibility in translating new biomaterials into the clinic.
Prof. Dr. Heather Sheardown
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- cell culture
- medical devices
- tissue engineering