Special Issue "New Materials for Antibacterial Applications"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: pharmaceutics; drug delivery; biomaterials; nanoparticles; polymers; ionic liquids; antimicrobials; antimicrobial peptides; antimicrobial susceptibility testing
The worldwide occurrence of resistance to conventional antibiotics demands new strategies to either prevent or treat complicated infections. Materials have been increasingly used for medical purposes and are of great interest as an approach to either killing or reducing the activity of numerous bacteria. The antibacterial materials and coatings are also employed to prevent undesired bacterial adhesion, colonization of surfaces and biofilm formation. Recently, nanotechnology tools receive considerable interest for their antibacterial usage.
The antibacterial properties of a variety of both, organic and inorganic materials have extensively been investigated. In understanding these antibacterial properties it is important to recognize that while some materials possess antibacterial activity in their own right, the others do not have antibacterial properties by themselves but may serve as carriers/drug delivery systems for antibacterial substances. These substances include either conventional antibiotics or newly emerging alternatives to standard treatments such as antimicrobial peptides and other biomolecules.
This special issue aims to provide a platform for recent advances in the area of new materials for antibacterial applications. Various submission types, such as original research manuscripts, short communications, reviews, and case reports are welcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Antibacterial materials made of either organic or inorganic substances
- Design, development and characterization of materials for antibacterial applications; in vitro and/or in vivo evaluation of their antibacterial properties
- Materials as delivery systems for antibacterial agents
- Mechanisms of action of antibacterial materials
- Interactions between bacteria and materials
- Nanoparticulate materials for antibacterial use
- Antimicrobial surfaces
- Future perspective in the area of materials for antibacterial applications
Dr. Anita Umerska
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Antibiotics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- antibacterial materials
- antibacterial nanoparticles
- antimicrobial polymers
- antibacterial coatings
- bacterial adhesion
- antibiotic resistance