Special Issue "Stimuli-Responsive Bioadhesives for Wound Healing and Closure"

A special issue of Biomimetics (ISSN 2313-7673).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2023 | Viewed by 166

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Lei Nie
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Guest Editor
College of Life Sciences, Xinyang Normal University, Xinyang 464000, China
Interests: hydrogels; biomaterials; drug delivery; 3D bioprinting
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Dr. Mahta Mirzaei
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Guest Editor
1. Ghent University Global Campus, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Korea
2. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Interests: bioactive peptides; proteins; biomaterials
Dr. Peng Ding
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Guest Editor
College of Life Sciences, Xinyang Normal University, Xinyang 464000, China
Interests: the design and preparation of smart polymers for wound dressing
Dr. Amin Shavandi
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Guest Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The high clinical demand for wound healing has promoted the development of multifunctional bioadhesives with extracellular-like structures, antibacterial properties, real-time sensing, wireless communication, and on-demand treatment capabilities. Stimuli-responsive bioadhesives can encompass a broad range of external stimuli signals, including temperature, photostimulation, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound activation, and can transduce this signal to a meaningful physiochemical cue through the changes in their macrostructures toward directing the proliferation and differentiation of associated cells as desired. Moreover, accelerated wound healing has been achieved via the direct tunability of bioadhesives’ biodegradability, the loading capabilities of bioactive compounds (e.g., antibiotics, natural polyphenol, growth factors, cytokines and chemokines), and release profiles. More recently, the integration of multiple biosensors and treatment modules with wireless units in a closed-loop system enables the stimuli-responsive real-time monitoring of physiological conditions (e.g., temperature, glucose, pH, and cytokine) with iterative feedback to evaluate the wound status of chronic wounds, substituting clinicians’ visual inspections and experience, which is highly subjective and may lead to incorrect conclusions. However, in the innovative design of materials and advanced manufacturing technology (such as electrospinning, microfluidic generation, and 3D printing), it is still necessary to optimize the performance and functionality of bioadhesives, including adhesion, cytocompatibility, antibacterial activity, and even controllable cell–bioadhesive interactions (for example, the existing bioadhesives and cells deposit their own extracellular matrix).

The goal of this Special Issue is to publish research articles, short communications, review articles, and opinions covering the latest progress in stimuli-responsive bioadhesives for wound healing. This Special Issue aims to provide the readers an international platform of exchange about the material design, preparation, and evaluation for tissue engineering applications. The main scope of this Special Issue includes new concepts in the design, preparation, and in vitro and in vivo evaluation of stimuli-responsive adhesives for wound healing.

We welcome submissions including, but not limited to, the following themes: (1) the design, preparation, and evaluation of stimuli-responsive adhesives or hydrogels; (2) advanced manufacturing technology for preparing stimuli-responsive adhesives or hydrogels; (3) controllable cell–bioadhesive/hydrogel interactions; (4) the encapsulation and release of antibiotics, natural bioactive compounds, growth factors, cytokines and chemokines in stimuli-responsive bioadhesives for wound healing; and (5) the controllable delivery of different lineages of cells to wounds based on stimuli-responsive bioadhesives/hydrogels.

Dr. Lei Nie
Dr. Mahta Mirzaei
Dr. Peng Ding
Dr. Amin Shavandi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • wound healing
  • hydrogel
  • bio-adhesives
  • stimuli-responsive
  • sensing
  • manufacturing

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