Special Issue "Polymeric Adhesives for Biomedical Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: biomaterials; adhesives; hydrogels; hemostat; drug delivery
Polymeric biomaterials have been extensively developed for various biomedical applications such as drug delivery and tissue engineering due to their ability to interact with biological systems. However, it has been difficult to attach the biomaterials on the target tissue surfaces due to a large amount of water in our bodies. Over the past several decades, there have been numerous attempts to develop adhesive polymer-based biomaterials that instantly adhere to the target tissue. For instance, the conjugation or incorporation of adhesive moieties into polymeric biomaterials exhibits excellent tissue adhesive properties without affecting their intrinsic properties. Thus, polymeric adhesives have an enormous potential to enhance the therapeutic effects of various medical treatments.
This Special Issue of Applied Sciences, entitled ‘’Polymeric Adhesives for Biomedical Applications’’, will overview recent progress in the development of adhesive polymeric biomaterials with a broad range of design strategies, syntheses, preparations, structures, characteristics, mechanisms, and applications in biomedical fields. Original research articles, reviews, and perspective articles are welcome.Dr. Ji Hyun Ryu
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- Adhesive polymer
- Adhesive hydrogel/film/particle/fiber
- Tissue/cell adhesive
- Medical glue
- Fibrin glue
- Polyacrylic acid