Special Issue "Microfluidic-Assisted Synthesis and Modification of Polymeric Materials"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2012)
Prof. Dr. Matthias P. Lutolf
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Institute of Bioengineering, Station 15, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Phone: +41 21 693 18 76
Interests: biomolecular hydrogels; stimuli-sensitive materials; proteolytically degradable materials; novel conjugation chemistries; materials for tissue engineering and cell culture; 2D and 3D patterning of biomaterials
The exquisite control of the dynamics of fluids at the micrometer and sub-micrometer scale in microfluidic devices has opened the door for the highly precise synthesis and modification of polymeric materials such as microparticles or biomimetic materials substrates. This special issue focuses on emerging efforts to utilize microfluidic technology in combination with polymer chemistry and physics to build advanced materials with tailor-made properties such as size, shape, elasticity, bioactivity or degradation kinetics. These systems hold great promise for biomedicine as they could overcome key materials challenges imposed by applications in drug delivery and tissue engineering.
Prof. Dr. Matthias P. Lutolf
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- polymer conjugates
- drug delivery
- tissue engineering
Review: Microfluidic-Based Synthesis of Hydrogel Particles for Cell Microencapsulation and Cell-Based Drug Delivery
Polymers 2012, 4(2), 1084-1108; doi:10.3390/polym4021084
Received: 14 March 2012; in revised form: 17 April 2012 / Accepted: 17 April 2012 / Published: 23 April 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1421 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Polymers 2012, 4(2), 1278-1310; doi:10.3390/polym4021278
Received: 29 May 2012 / Accepted: 13 June 2012 / Published: 20 June 2012| Download PDF Full-text (4675 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Polymers 2012, 4(3), 1349-1398; doi:10.3390/polym4031349
Received: 2 March 2012; in revised form: 4 May 2012 / Accepted: 18 June 2012 / Published: 3 July 2012| Download PDF Full-text (735 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Polymers 2012, 4(3), 1554-1579; doi:10.3390/polym4031554
Received: 4 May 2012; in revised form: 28 July 2012 / Accepted: 2 August 2012 / Published: 5 September 2012| Download PDF Full-text (3570 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 8 November 2013