Special Issue "Advanced Biomaterials and 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: 31 December 2022 | Viewed by 321

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Richard Drevet
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Department of Physical Electronics, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Interests: coatings and films; characterization and testing; materials science; biomaterials
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Prof. Dr. Hicham Benhayoune
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Institut de Thermique, Mécanique et Matériaux (ITheMM), Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), Reims, France
Interests: electrochemical deposition; electrophoretic deposition; biomaterials; prosthetic coatings; calcium phosphates; bioactif galsses; bone substituts; electron microscopy; X-ray microanalysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The ageing of the worldwide population requires the continuous development of advanced biomaterials and coatings by academic and industrial research. Inside the body, the implanted materials need specific biological, chemical, and mechanical properties for a good interaction with the surrounding tissues. Specifically, orthopaedic and dental surgeries need bone implants with enhanced properties and an extended lifespan. To reach this objective, many research labs focus their works on improving the osseointegration of bone implants by modifying the surface of prosthetic alloys with bioactive coatings made of calcium phosphate or bioglass. These coatings support bone cell growth at the surface of the implant, promoting the formation of an intimate link with the surrounding bone tissues.

Several methods can be used to synthesize bioactive coatings on prosthetic alloys such as plasma spraying, magnetron sputtering, pulsed laser-deposition, electrophoretic deposition, or electrodeposition. Among them, low-temperature processes can be used to add organic components (polymers, proteins, drugs, etc.) inside the prosthetic coatings in order to enhance the biological and mechanical properties of the biomaterials.

In that framework, this Special Issue aims to present the latest developments in this field.

In particular, the topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Advanced biomaterials;
  • Calcium phosphate coatings for bone implant applications;
  • Bioglass coatings for bone implant applications;
  • Bone implants with enhanced biological properties;
  • Bone implants with enhanced mechanical properties.

Dr. Richard Drevet
Prof. Dr. Hicham Benhayoune
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Coatings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • advanced biomaterials
  • bioactive coatings
  • calcium phosphate
  • bioglass
  • bone implant
  • functionalization of biomaterials
  • biocompatibility
  • bioactivity

Published Papers

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