Special Issue "Degradable Biomaterials Based on Magnesium Alloys"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2016)
In the last decade, biodegradable metals have advanced significantly towards being used in applications. In particular, biodegradable magnesium-based implant materials have already reached the market. Still, a lot of unanswered questions are waiting to be tackled and there is a long way to go before magnesium-based implants become a routine option in the operation theatre.
In this special issue, we compile expert knowledge at the forefront of research by spanning the whole process from material design and characterization to pre-clinical studies. As an overview, the students of the European research training network, MagnIM, will summarize the state of the art and different aspects which should be unified to expedite progress in the development of biodegradable magnesium implants. The following subsections will address specific developments starting with various alloys and processing routes, electrochemical studies and useful surface properties or coatings. How the gap between in vitro studies and in vivo observations can be bridged, will be a second important subsection.
This special issue also hopes to bring together the various disciplines necessary for the development of such a challenging issue as degradable implants. Without a common language and common approaches as a basis for discussion, progress in this important field will be too slow to meet the expectations/needs of society and future generations.
Prof. Dr. Regine Willumeit-Römer
Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dieter Müller
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- Magnesium-based implant materials
- cell culture
- foreign body reaction