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
Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University, Room JHE-124A, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L7, Canada
Phone: +1 905 525 9140 (ext.24794)
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
Article: The Effect of Exogenous Zinc Concentration on the Responsiveness of MC3T3-E1 Pre-Osteoblasts to Surface Microtopography: Part I (Migration)
Materials 2013, 6(12), 5517-5532; doi:10.3390/ma6125517
Received: 21 October 2013; in revised form: 11 November 2013 / Accepted: 21 November 2013 / Published: 27 November 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1036 KB) | Supplementary Files
Article: Cytotoxicity Test of One-Step Self-Etching Bonding Agents by Standardized Dentin Barrier Test Using Polyurethane Discs
Materials 2014, 7(1), 85-96; doi:10.3390/ma7010085
Received: 5 November 2013; in revised form: 5 December 2013 / Accepted: 18 December 2013 / Published: 23 December 2013| Download PDF Full-text (778 KB)
Article: In situ Surface Tailoring with Zwitterionic Carboxybetaine Moieties on Self-Assembled Thin Film for Antifouling Biointerfaces
Materials 2014, 7(1), 130-142; doi:10.3390/ma7010130
Received: 16 September 2013; in revised form: 12 November 2013 / Accepted: 20 December 2013 / Published: 27 December 2013| Download PDF Full-text (743 KB)
Article: The Effect of Exogenous Zinc Concentration on the Responsiveness of MC3T3-E1 Pre-Osteoblasts to Surface Microtopography: Part II (Differentiation)
Materials 2014, 7(2), 1097-1112; doi:10.3390/ma7021097
Received: 20 December 2013; in revised form: 24 January 2014 / Accepted: 28 January 2014 / Published: 11 February 2014| Download PDF Full-text (743 KB)
Article: Gelatin-Based Hydrogels Promote Chondrogenic Differentiation of Human Adipose Tissue-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells In Vitro
Materials 2014, 7(2), 1342-1359; doi:10.3390/ma7021342
Received: 20 December 2013; in revised form: 24 January 2014 / Accepted: 27 January 2014 / Published: 19 February 2014| Download PDF Full-text (3893 KB)
Article: In vitro and in vivo Biocompatibility of Alginate Dialdehyde/Gelatin Hydrogels with and without Nanoscaled Bioactive Glass for Bone Tissue Engineering Applications
Materials 2014, 7(3), 1957-1974; doi:10.3390/ma7031957
Received: 23 December 2013; in revised form: 9 February 2014 / Accepted: 26 February 2014 / Published: 6 March 2014| Download PDF Full-text (709 KB)
Last update: 12 February 2014