Special Issue "Ceramics for Biomedical Applications"
A special issue of Ceramics (ISSN 2571-6131).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019
The use of ceramics for biomedical applications keeps increasing, as does the number of bioceramic systems being studied in our laboratories. The ecosystem of bioceramics is now much richer than it was 20 or 30 years ago, thanks, in particular, to the development of third-generation biomaterials that combine materials and biological factor to elicit faster healing. However, extensive research on third-generation bioceramics must not omit the first and second generations that are still very much in use and even in growing volumes. Indeed, bioinert ceramics now possess the right properties to replace metals in many load-bearing applications where tribology is an issue. In most cases, bioactive ceramics are now bioactive enough to replace the “gold standard” autologous bone grafts.
Ceramics wishes to publish a Special Issue establishing a state of the art on the research on these three generations of bioceramics. Short communications, full articles and reviews are welcome on any of the following topics (non-exhaustive list):
- Oxide and non-oxide ceramics and composites for joint replacement: processing, mechanical properties, durability, biocompatibility;
- Ceramics, glasses and glass ceramics for dental applications: processing, mechanical properties, optical properties, joining, surface treatments;
- Ceramics, glasses and composites for bone replacement, bone healing or tissue engineering, including cements, organic-inorganic composites, drug-loaded materials;
- Ceramic and glass coatings for improved biological interactions: new processes, innovative compositions, coatings on metals or polymers;
- Ceramic nanoparticles for biological applications: drug delivery devices, contrast agents;
- Novel processing methods for bioceramics: novel syntheses routes, additive fabrication, methods for production of architectured ceramics;
- Novel testing methods for bioceramics: progresses in mimicking the biological environment of bioceramics, combined mechanical, chemical and biological solicitations.
Dr. Laurent Gremillard
Prof. Jérôme Chevalier
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- biological interactions
- bone filling
- joint replacement
- bioceramics and glasses