Special Issue "Polymeric Materials for Medical Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2018
Assist. Prof. Dr. Sidi M. Bencherif
Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
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Interests: polymer chemistry and characterization; new approaches to biomaterials design; injectable 3D polymer scaffolds; tissue engineering (e.g., liver, skin); controlled delivery of drugs/cells; biomaterial-based cancer immunotherapies
Over the past few decades, utilization of materials has greatly impacted the advancement of modern medicine. Polymeric materials have been utilized to fulfill needs related to a variety of tissues and diseases involved in the human body. Biological, synthetic and hybrid polymers are used for multiple medical applications such as surgical sutures, implants, scaffolds in regenerative medicine, dental devices, hearing aids, biosensors, and drug delivery systems. In this Special Issue on “Polymeric Materials for Medical Applications”, the scope will be on new developments in polymeric materials with great potential for clinical translation. Recent advances in polymeric materials with desired physical, architectural, dimensional, chemical, biological, biomechanical and degradation properties to match the requirements of specific applications would be the highlight of this Issue.Prof. Hicham Fenniri
Assist. Prof. Sidi A. Bencherif
Manuscript Submission Information
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- nano- and micro-materials
- regenerative medicine
- tissue engineering
- drug delivery
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Type of Paper: Article
Title: Degradation and biocompatibility of PEA fibrils in the vitreous of normal and VEGF-treated rabbits
Author(s): Martina Kropp
Affiliation(s): Hopitaux universitaires de Geneve, Department of Ophthalmology, Geneve, Switzerland
Type of Paper: Review
Title: Biomaterials in tendon/muscle tissue engineering: current trends and challenges
Author: Cécile Legallais
Affiliation: Universite de Technologie de Compiegne, Laboratoire BioMécanique et BioIngénierie (BMBI), Compiegne, France