Special Issue "Soft and Hard Tissue Regeneration"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).
Interests: bone substitutes; collagen-based biomaterials for soft and hard tissue regeneration; foreign body response to biomaterials; inflammation; macrophages, multinucleated giant cells, degradation processes of biomaterials; phagocytosis; vascularization; histology; immunohistochemistry; histomorphometry
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Interests: tissue engineering; bone susbtitute materials (BSM); guided bone/tissue ergeneration (GBR/GTR); coating technologies; magnesium; metallic degradation; alloy development; in vivo
A variety of biomaterials are currently avaliable on the market for soft and hard tissue regeneration. Moreover, a broad spectrum of new materials is currently developed worldwide. Thus, an enormous number of preclinical in vitro and in vivo studies and also clinical studies are conducted to clarify the related tissue reactions and their regenerative capacities. The compositions of the biomaterials for soft and hard tissue regeneration vary from natural polymers such as collagen and decellularized bone matrix up to synthetic polymers such as polylactid acid (PLA). Furthermore, different new composite materials and metals (e.g., magnesium) are currently being developed and investigated. Moreover, new manufacturing methods such as 3D printing are on the rise and can be of greater interest for future applications. Finally, it is of great interest to conduct further research focusing on the molecular mechanisms and the immunological response to biomaterials.
In this Special Issue, we would like to present new insights into the underlying cellular and molecular interactions of biomaterials for hard and soft tissue regeneration. Particularly, this Special Issue seeks studies describing both new and already available biomaterials, and innovative material processing techniques related to the healing processes of soft and hard tissues. Thus, contributions (reviews and/or original papers) on biomaterials for hard and soft tissue regeneration are very welcome.
Dr. Ole Jung
Dr. Mike Barbeck
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