Special Issue "Membrane Coatings for Surface Bio-Modifications"

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. James Kit-hon Tsoi
Guest Editor
Dental Materials Science, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Interests: nanocoating for dental biomaterials; anti-bacterial coating; process of clinical coating
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Dear Colleagues,

We invite researchers to submit innovative and original works to this Special Issue “Membrane Coatings for Surface Bio-modifications”. Membrane coatings involve a variety of platform surface technologies that need inter- and multi-disciplinary approaches to work with. Since there are various biological and clinical applications that need spectacular functions, different bio-modifications via physical, chemical or biological methods on membrane coatings could enable the surfaces to become bioactive, bioinert, biostatic, biocidal and so on, or even multi-functional. Thus, the aim of this Special Issue is to present the latest experiments, technologies, and trials, by highlighting membrane coatings through a combination of original research papers, review articles, and trial papers from leading groups around the world.

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

  • Physical membrane for bio-modifications;
  • Chemical membrane for bio-modifications;
  • Biological membrane for bio-modifications;
  • Clinical trial and animal trial;
  • Techniques of coating and fabrication;
  • Biological interaction with membrane coatings;
  • Biofunctional coatings.

Dr. James Kit-hon Tsoi
Guest Editor

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Degradation Behavior, Transport Mechanism and Osteogenic Activity of Mg–Zn–RE Alloy Membranes in Critical-Sized Rat Calvarial Defects
Coatings 2020, 10(5), 496; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings10050496 - 22 May 2020
In this study, a specific Mg–Zn–RE alloy membrane with 6 wt.% zinc and 2.7 wt.% rare earth elements (Y, Gd, La and Ce) was prepared to investigate implant degradation, transport mechanism and guide bone regeneration in vivo. The Mg-membrane microstructure and precipitates were [...] Read more.
In this study, a specific Mg–Zn–RE alloy membrane with 6 wt.% zinc and 2.7 wt.% rare earth elements (Y, Gd, La and Ce) was prepared to investigate implant degradation, transport mechanism and guide bone regeneration in vivo. The Mg-membrane microstructure and precipitates were characterized by the scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and the transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The Mg-membrane degradation process and effect on osteogenesis were investigated in a critical-sized rat calvarial defect model via micro-CT examination and hard tissue slicing after 2-, 5- and 8-week implants. Then, the distribution of elements in organs after 1-, 2- and 4-weeks implantation was examined to explore their transportation routes. Results showed that two types of precipitates had formed in the Mg–membrane after a 10-h heat treatment at 175 °C: γ-phase MgZn precipitation with dissolved La, Ce and Gd, and W-phase Mg3(Y, Gd)2Zn3 precipitation rich in Y and Gd. In the degradation process of the Mg-membrane, the Mg matrix degraded first, and the rare earth-rich precipitation particles were transferred to a more stable phosphate compound. The element release rate was dependent on the precipitate type and composition. Rare earth elements may be transported mainly through the lymph system. The defects were repaired rapidly by the membranes. The Mg-membrane used in the present study showed excellent biocompatibility and enhanced bone formation in the vicinity of the implants. Full article
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Title: Effects injection parameters on structural and biological properties of electrospun PLLA scaffoldic membrane
Authors: Ki Chan, James Tsoi
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