Special Issue "Biofunctional Polymers for Medical Applications"

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A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2010)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Doris Klee
Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry and DWI an der RWTH Aachen e.V., Pauwelsstr. 8, 52056 Aachen, Germany
Website: http://www.dwi.rwth-aachen.de/staff/klee.html
E-Mail: klee@dwi.rwth-aachen.de
Phone: +49 (0)241 80 233 35
Fax: +49 (0)241 80 233 01
Interests: development of polymeric biomaterials; surface coating technologies; biological activation of biomaterial surfaces; drug delivery systems; polymer analysis

Guest Editor
Dr. Jürgen Groll
DWI an der RWTH Aachen e.V. Pauwelsstr. 8, D-52056 Aachen, Germany
Website: http://www.dwi.rwth-aachen.de/staff/groll.html
E-Mail: groll@dwi.rwth-aachen.de
Phone: +49 (0)241 80 233 43
Fax: +49 (0)241 80 233 01
Interests: biofunctional coatings and scaffolds; hydrogels / nanogels; nanoparticles for biomedical applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Modern approaches from macromolecular chemistry towards medical applications such as drug delivery and tissue engineering raise high demands on design and functionality of the polymers. Controlled interaction with proteins and cells, for example by biochemical functionalization or by precise control over structure and morphology, is the premise for successful tailoring of materials for medical applications. Especially the interface between material and biology is important, and polymers are widely used for biointerface engineering. In applications such as drug delivery and tissue engineering, adapted biodegradability of the delivery vehicles and polymer scaffolds are crucial. Ultimatively, polymers that enable the combination of biofunctionality and biomimetic structure bear the promise for successful new approaches in medicine.
This special issue focuses on present approaches of polymer chemistry towards medical applications, especially addressing the mentioned challenges such as embedding of biological function, control over protein adsorption and cell adhesion, tailored biodegradability, targeted drug delivery and tissue engineering.

Prof. Dr. Doris Klee
Dr. Jürgen Groll
Guest Editors

Keywords

  • biofunctional polymer
  • hydrogel
  • protein adsorption
  • cell binding
  • biodegradable
  • scaffolds
  • tissue engineering
  • drug delivery
  • biomimetic, polymer-peptide conjugates

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p. 820-832
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Polymers 2011, 3(2), 820-832; doi:10.3390/polym3020820
Received: 22 February 2011; Accepted: 27 April 2011 / Published: 27 April 2011
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p. 740-761
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Polymers 2011, 3(2), 740-761; doi:10.3390/polym3020740
Received: 8 March 2011; Accepted: 8 April 2011 / Published: 9 April 2011
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p. 693-718
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Polymers 2011, 3(2), 693-718; doi:10.3390/polym3020693
Received: 22 February 2011; Accepted: 25 March 2011 / Published: 28 March 2011
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p. 602-620
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Polymers 2011, 3(1), 602-620; doi:10.3390/polym3010602
Received: 3 December 2010; in revised form: 24 February 2011 / Accepted: 9 March 2011 / Published: 14 March 2011
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p. 571-586
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Polymers 2011, 3(1), 571-586; doi:10.3390/polym3010571
Received: 9 December 2010; in revised form: 18 January 2011 / Accepted: 24 February 2011 / Published: 1 March 2011
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p. 509-526
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Polymers 2011, 3(1), 509-526; doi:10.3390/polym3010509
Received: 23 December 2010; in revised form: 24 January 2011 / Accepted: 15 February 2011 / Published: 28 February 2011
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p. 527-544
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Polymers 2011, 3(1), 527-544; doi:10.3390/polym3010527
Received: 5 January 2011; in revised form: 6 February 2011 / Accepted: 24 February 2011 / Published: 28 February 2011
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p. 413-426
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Polymers 2011, 3(1), 413-426; doi:10.3390/polym3010413
Received: 31 December 2010; in revised form: 24 January 2011 / Accepted: 28 January 2011 / Published: 9 February 2011
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p. 405-412
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Polymers 2011, 3(1), 405-412; doi:10.3390/polym3010405
Received: 20 December 2010; Accepted: 6 February 2011 / Published: 8 February 2011
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p. 330-339
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Polymers 2011, 3(1), 330-339; doi:10.3390/polym3010330
Received: 16 November 2010; in revised form: 24 December 2010 / Accepted: 17 January 2011 / Published: 26 January 2011
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p. 340-366
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Polymers 2011, 3(1), 340-366; doi:10.3390/polym3010340
Received: 15 November 2010; in revised form: 23 December 2010 / Accepted: 24 January 2011 / Published: 26 January 2011
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p. 314-329
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Polymers 2011, 3(1), 314-329; doi:10.3390/polym3010314
Received: 8 December 2010; in revised form: 24 December 2010 / Accepted: 17 January 2011 / Published: 19 January 2011
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p. 299-313
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Polymers 2011, 3(1), 299-313; doi:10.3390/polym3010299
Received: 15 November 2010; in revised form: 15 December 2010 / Accepted: 10 January 2011 / Published: 11 January 2011
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p. 173-192
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Polymers 2011, 3(1), 173-192; doi:10.3390/polym3010173
Received: 1 November 2010; in revised form: 7 December 2010 / Accepted: 30 December 2010 / Published: 6 January 2011
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p. 193-221
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Polymers 2011, 3(1), 193-221; doi:10.3390/polym3010193
Received: 2 November 2010; in revised form: 9 December 2010 / Accepted: 31 December 2010 / Published: 6 January 2011
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p. 131-149
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Polymers 2011, 3(1), 131-149; doi:10.3390/polym3010131
Received: 11 November 2010; in revised form: 3 December 2010 / Accepted: 21 December 2010 / Published: 5 January 2011
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p. 114-130
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Polymers 2011, 3(1), 114-130; doi:10.3390/polym3010114
Received: 11 November 2010; in revised form: 10 December 2010 / Accepted: 31 December 2010 / Published: 5 January 2011
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p. 10-35
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Polymers 2011, 3(1), 10-35; doi:10.3390/polym3010010
Received: 9 November 2010; in revised form: 6 December 2010 / Accepted: 22 December 2010 / Published: 27 December 2010
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p. 65-99
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Polymers 2011, 3(1), 65-99; doi:10.3390/polym3010065
Received: 2 November 2010; in revised form: 25 November 2010 / Accepted: 23 December 2010 / Published: 27 December 2010
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p. 100-113
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Polymers 2011, 3(1), 100-113; doi:10.3390/polym3010100
Received: 13 October 2010; in revised form: 24 November 2010 / Accepted: 24 December 2010 / Published: 27 December 2010
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p. 709-718
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Polymers 2010, 2(4), 709-718; doi:10.3390/polym2040709
Received: 15 November 2010; in revised form: 30 November 2010 / Accepted: 8 December 2010 / Published: 9 December 2010
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p. 407-417
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Polymers 2010, 2(4), 407-417; doi:10.3390/polym2040407
Received: 22 September 2010; in revised form: 4 October 2010 / Accepted: 8 October 2010 / Published: 13 October 2010
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p. 286-322
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Polymers 2010, 2(3), 286-322; doi:10.3390/polym2030286
Received: 2 July 2010; in revised form: 24 August 2010 / Accepted: 24 August 2010 / Published: 9 September 2010
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