Special Issue "Recent Advances in Bioactive Coatings"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Surface Coatings for Biomedicine and Bioengineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: medical and pharmaceutical biotechnology; environmental biotechnology; biosynthesis; antimicrobial activity; modelling; antimicrobial coating
The research for novel materials, which is focused on bioactivity and biocompatibility of the compound as well as their mechanical properties, is a very topical issue. Bioactive coatings, in particular, is a topic of research that has experienced an exponential increase in interest in the last decade. Efforts to improve the bioactivity of materials and increase their surface area is currently being studied, with some positive outcomes. Materials are being used as a coating and combined with further treatments and functional coatings which may reinforce their bioresponsive properties, providing additional properties, such as antimicrobial activity. The ideal material, based on our current needs, should be able to promote osteointegration and minimize bacterial adhesion.
Coatings consisting of extracellular matrix proteins, bioceramics or biological peptides bring bioactivity and biocompatibility to the implant surface, which promotes bone ingrowth. Furthermore, coatings such as antibiotics, silver, and peptides with antimicrobial properties have also been developed, showing promise in reducing bacterial adhesion.
This Special Issue, entitled “Recent Advances in Bioactive Coatings”, is dedicated to introducing recent advances in bioactive coatings. It is with great pleasure that I invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, reviews, and communications are all welcome.
In particular, the topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Incorporation of a natural compound with an antimicrobial effect (e.g., fibroin; bioactive compounds obtaining by biotechnological production);
- Incorporation of a natural extract.
Assoc. Prof. Camelia Ungureanu
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Authors: Simona Popescu, Maria-Elena Zarif, Cristina Dumitriu, Camelia Ungureanu, Cristian Pîrvu
Title: Hybrid silk-fibroin coatings for modification of titanium implantable surfaces
Abstract: The objective of this research study was to generate silk coatings with entrapped bioactive agents on titanium surface material. The silk fibroin protein derived from silkworm Bombyx mori cocoons attracts the attention due to the remarkable properties, including tunable degradation, biocompatibility, drug stabilizing capabilities, and impressive mechanical properties. In the case of a metal substrate coated with an organic film, a special attention is given to the anchorage between these two different materials. In this way, the titanium substrate was firstly nanostructurated with TiO2 nanotubes and then coated with silk fibroin using electrodeposition. The advantages of using the electrochemical technique to obtain adherent silk fibroin coating on conductive materials refers to short deposition time, the simplicity of the equipment, and easy control of the thickness and morphology. The electrodeposited silk film is intended to be a bioactive implant coating aimed to improve antibacterial properties via the incorporation of active agents as CeO2. These coatings were characterized in terms of surface properties, nanotopography and morphology, electrochemical stability in physiological simulated fluids, and the capacity to exert biological activity. Finally, it can be concluded that bioactivated silk-based coatings will enable new applications in regenerative medicine.