Special Issue "Biointerfaces and Materials"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Erik Reimhult
Head, Department of Nanobiotechnology, Instititute for Biologocially inspired materials, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Muthgasse 11-II, A-1190 Vienna, Austria
Website: http://www.nano.boku.ac.at/BIMat.html
E-Mail: erik.reimhult@boku.ac.at
Phone: +43 1 47654 22 30
Interests: functional biointerfaces, supported lipid bilayers, functional biomimetic nanoparticles and nanoparticle assemblies, colloidal strings and pickering interfaces

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Materials in contact with biological systems are found everywhere in our everyday life. The research on materials for specific use in medical, biotechnological, and environmental applications is rapidly increasing alongside the increasing economic and societal importance of such materials. The interface between the engineered material and its biological environment, the biointerface, is the main determinant of how well the function of the material can be performed, be it a biosensor, implant material, cell culture platform, bioprocessing vessel or structural material. The research on biointerfaces spans the synthesis and structuring of novel polymer and inorganic surface modifications as well as the characterization of such interfaces for protein adsorption, cell interaction. Eventually, biointerface research also investigates the in vivo use of the material.

This special issue accepts submissions on all aspects of biointerfaces, but in particular solicits both experimental and theoretical contributions on the materials aspects of such interfaces, i.e.:

  • Polymer surface modifications
  • Surface functionalization
  • Protein and biomolecule interaction with engineered materials and interfaces
  • Patterning of biofunctionalities
  • Cell-surface interactions
  • Bacteria-surface interactions
  • Biosensors and measurement methods

Full manuscripts, communications and reviews are all welcome.

Prof. Dr. Erik Reimhult
Guest Editor


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  • surface functionalization
  • polymer brush
  • hydroge
  • supported lipid membrane
  • cell-surface interactions
  • bacteria-surface interactions
  • biosensor
  • implant
  • resorbable
  • drug eluting
  • non-fouling
  • nanopatterning
  • micropatterning

Published Papers (5 papers)

Materials 2013, 6(8), 3361-3372; doi:10.3390/ma6083361
Received: 19 April 2013; in revised form: 20 June 2013 / Accepted: 24 July 2013 / Published: 7 August 2013
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Materials 2013, 6(8), 3284-3293; doi:10.3390/ma6083284
Received: 31 May 2013; in revised form: 15 July 2013 / Accepted: 26 July 2013 / Published: 5 August 2013
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by , ,  and
Materials 2013, 6(8), 3294-3308; doi:10.3390/ma6083294
Received: 17 June 2013; in revised form: 22 July 2013 / Accepted: 24 July 2013 / Published: 5 August 2013
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by , , ,  and
Materials 2013, 6(8), 3270-3283; doi:10.3390/ma6083270
Received: 6 May 2013; in revised form: 14 June 2013 / Accepted: 19 July 2013 / Published: 2 August 2013
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by ,  and
Materials 2013, 6(7), 2701-2712; doi:10.3390/ma6072701
Received: 8 May 2013; in revised form: 20 June 2013 / Accepted: 2 July 2013 / Published: 9 July 2013
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Last update: 3 April 2013

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