Special Issue "Tissue Engineering Scaffolds"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2010)
Prof. Dr. Aldo R. Boccaccini
Institute of Biomaterials, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 91058 Erlangen, Germany; Visiting Professor, Department of Materials, Imperial College London, London SW7 2BP, UK
Phone: +44 207 594 6731
Fax: +44 207 594 6757
Interests: biomaterials; porous materials; scaffolds; tissue engineering; bioactive glasses; composite materials; waste recycling; carbon nanotubes; electrophoretic deposition; vascularization; bioceramics; biofabrication; bioactive coatings; drug delivery
The design, fabrication and characterisation of innovative scaffold systems for tissue engineering are some of the most interesting topics in the science and engineering of traditional and novel biomaterials. New material concepts and related processing technologies are being directed to the development of multifunctional scaffolds (next generation scaffolds) which can have a drug delivery or biomolecular signalling function, thus providing enhanced support to cell attachment, growth and proliferation beyond the classical function as mechanical support and temporary extracellular matrix. A wide range of polymeric, ceramic and composite matrices, usually combining natural and synthetic biomaterials and biomolecules, are being developed which exhibit not only a tailored 3D porous morphology but also controlled nanostructured surfaces. The present special issue of MATERIALS will include the most recent and relevant contributions from materials scientists, cell biologists and tissue engineers, focusing on advanced biomaterial scaffold concepts for a wide range of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine approaches.
Prof. Dr. Aldo R. Boccaccini
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- bioactive materials
- tissue engineering
- biodegradable polymers
- bioactive glasses
- composite materials
- porous materials
Communication: Laser Fabrication of 3D Gelatin Scaffolds for the Generation of Bioartificial Tissues
Materials 2011, 4(1), 288-299; doi:10.3390/ma4010288
Received: 1 December 2010; in revised form: 6 January 2011 / Accepted: 12 January 2011 / Published: 19 January 2011| Download PDF Full-text (568 KB)
Materials 2011, 4(2), 339-354; doi:10.3390/ma4020339
Received: 22 December 2010; in revised form: 18 January 2011 / Accepted: 26 January 2011 / Published: 28 January 2011| Download PDF Full-text (685 KB)
Materials 2011, 4(3), 527-542; doi:10.3390/ma4030527
Received: 17 January 2011 / Accepted: 25 February 2011 / Published: 1 March 2011| Download PDF Full-text (588 KB)
Last update: 12 October 2012