Special Issue "Advances in Films and Coatings for Biomedical Application"
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 September 2023 | Viewed by 1048
Interests: film materials; coatings; composite materials; metal-organic chemical vapor deposition; noble metals; silver; magnesium; medical implamts; medical electrodes
Interests: preclinical studies in cardiology; models of cardiovascular pathology; regenerative medicine; tissue engineering
The development of materials for biomedicine is one of the most important trends in modern material science. The application of films and coatings here presents an attractive way to modify the surface of biomedical products to improve their characteristics, such as biocompatibility, osseo- and tissue integration, corrosion resistance, electrochemical properties, and others. Moreover, such an approach makes it possible to impart new additional properties to a traditional bulk biomaterial; for example, the antibacterial or antifungal ones. Permanent and biodegradable materials are in demand in the relevant fields of biomedicine.
Advances in nanotechnology make it possible to obtain a variety of films and coatings, including metal, oxide, ceramic, glass, polymer, organic layers, and nano-objects (nanoparticles, nanotubes, etc.). Specially designed composite and hybrid materials are of particular interest here. Understanding the mechanisms behind the desired enhanced functional response of surface materials is the key to the development of this substantial field.
In this Special Issue, we invite researchers to share their progress in all areas of film material development for biomedical applications. The focus of the SI includes, but not limited to, the following points:
- New ideas in design of surface materials for biomedical application including both theoretical and experimental researches;
- Recent advances in film and coating preparation;
- Recent advances in materials for biomedical films and coatings;
- Recent advances in mechanisms of functional response;
- Recent advances in clinical application of biomedical coatings.
Thematic reviews covering a specific area of this vast scientific field are warmly welcome.
Dr. Evgeniia S. Vikulova
Dr. David Sergeevichev
Manuscript Submission Information
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- thin films
- medical application
- biological properties