Special Issue "Bioactive Surfaces and Coatings for Bone Regeneration"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019
Bone regeneration is nowadays bounded to the use of biomaterials that are able to promote tissue regeneration and to degrade after their function has been performed. These biomaterials need to be designed to attract a sufficient number of cells to the site of defect, to regulate the inflammatory response, to induce blood vessel formation, and to finally allow bone cell maturation. It is an orchestrated process that involves a series of events, which are initiated by cell–material interactions followed by cell–molecule interactions that will ultimately dictate the success of the implanted biomaterial. Once implanted, cells need to adapt to the surface of the biomaterial to stimulate the different biological processes, which are tuned by the intrinsic properties of the substrate. After the initial cell–material interaction, cells undergo a series of events in which their phenotype changes into bone tissue lineages. Furthermore, cells are continuously provided with signaling molecules that guide the final tissue regeneration.
This Special Issue focuses on the development of bone regenerative strategies based on the design of materials that provide a bioactive surface. Furthermore, the Special Issue also includes coatings that may tune the properties of the biomaterial and provide, thus, signaling molecules that are required to stimulate bone tissue regeneration.
In particular, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Nano- and mesoporous based materials;
- Surface functionalization strategies;
- Molecule and/or ion releasing coatings;
- Surface modification techniques, including etching or plasma treatment, among others;
- Bioactive ceramic coatings on polymers and substrates.
Dr. Román Pérez
Dr. Mireia Hoyos
Dr. Luis M. Delgado
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