Special Issue "Materials for Hard and Soft Tissue Engineering: Novel Approaches"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2016)
Dr. Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
Department of Science and Engineereing of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, Politehnica University of Bucharest, RO-011061, Bucharest, Romania
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Interests: synthesis and characterization of nanobiomaterials; pharmaceutical nanotechnology; drug targeting; drug delivery; anti-biofilm surfaces; nanomodified surfaces; thin films; natural products
Tissue engineering represents one of the most investigated biomedical fields, as the design of tissues and organs could significantly improve the life quality of numerous patients affected by debilitating diseases and yet untreatable health conditions. In recent years, numerous studies have reported the production of specialized materials able to pamper tissue engineering and to allow the development of novel therapeutic approaches for regenerative medicine. Materials science was significantly influenced by the development of nanotechnology, the design of nanometer size materials being a very investigated an applicative domain, with a great input for tissue engineering. Tailored materials were efficiently produced to support regenerative medicine both in soft and hard tissue engineering. Smart nanomaterials were proved to ensure a particular effect and to facilitate specific processes to promote regeneration and tissue development if particular conditions are reached. Moreover, the industry of prosthetic devices was also supported by the great variety of novel and tailored materials, which can be efficiently utilized in the design of improved and personalized prosthetic devices and medical surfaces. The purpose of this special issue is to bring together the most recent and significant knowledge made on the field of materials science with relevant applications in tissue engineering and also to highlight the most interesting directions currently approached for the development of novel and efficient nanomaterials to support both soft and hard tissue engineering and prosthetic.
Dr. Alina Maria Holban
Dr. Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
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- Regenerative medicine
- Tailored materials
- Soft tissue engineering
- Hard tissue engineering
- Stem cells networks
- Smart nanomaterials
- Novel prosthesis
- Tailored medical surfaces