Special Issue "Advanced Coatings for Manufacturing Prosthetic Tubular Devices"
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: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 5945
Interests: bio(nano)materials; synthesis methods; materials processing and design; advanced coatings; tissue engineering; drug delivery; characterization methods
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This Special Issue is dedicated to highlighting the most recent progress achieved in the development of coatings on the surface of prosthetic tubular devices, especially stents and catheters.
Several years ago, cardiovascular diseases exceeded the number of deaths induced by cancers as the most important cause of death worldwide. In many cardiovascular diseases, the use of stents and catheters is essential and this is why research has intensified and important advances have been recorded. Advances in the field are assured by exploiting coating technologies, with the developed coatings being able to change major surface properties (such as biocompatibility, hemocompatibility, antiadhesive and antibiofilm capacity, etc.), which strongly influence the performance of these prosthetic tubular devices.
Many deposition techniques have recently been developed or improved, some of them being suitable for the coating of these devices, even for the coating of the stents, which, compared to other prosthetic tubular devices, have very complex geometry. Among these techniques, physical and chemical deposition techniques such as pulsed laser deposition (PLD), sputtering techniques, matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation (MAPLE), dip coating, sol-gel, and electrochemical deposition techniques are some of the most exploited techniques for designing coated stents. Special attention will be paid to some characteristics such as anti-adherent, anti-encrustation, antimicrobial, antibiofilm, and antitumoral activities induced by the coating or due to the release of biologically active agents.
For this Special Issue, short communications/letters, original papers, and reviews are welcome dealing with coated prosthetic tubular devices, especially stents and catheters.
The aim of this Special Issue is to serve as a forum for specialists, students, as well as papers in the following concepts regarding multifunctional coatings on the surface of the prosthetic tubular devices, especially stents and catheters:
- Mono-component or composite coatings for prosthetic tubular devices;
- Anti-adherent, anti-encrustation, antimicrobial, antibiofilm or antitumoral coatings;
- Drug eluting coatings.
Prof. Dr. Anton Ficai
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- Prosthetic tubular devices: Stents and Catheters
- Design and manufacturing
- Multifunctional coatings
- Surface treatment
- Resorbable versus non-resorbable prosthetic tubular devices