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Special Issue "Surface Functionalization of Biomaterials: Combining Cell Instructive and Antibacterial Properties on Medical Implants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.
Interests: peptides; peptidomimetics; surface functionalization; multifunctional coatings; biomaterials
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We would like to invite you to contribute with original innovative research works to this Special Issue on “Surface Functionalization of Biomaterials: Combining Cell Instructive and Antibacterial Properties on Medical Implants”. Insufficient implant integration with surrounding tissues and bacterial infection are recognized as two of the major causes of biomaterials failure in clinical settings. To improve the long-term success of medical implants, recent strategies of surface functionalization are trying to simultaneously enhance host eukaryotic cell functions while inhibiting bacterial colonization. Such an integrated, multifunctional approach introduces clear advantages in comparison to classical methods of surface modification, which rarely explored a combined goal. The aim of this Special Issue is to present the latest progress and advances in the development of cell instructive and antibacterial biomaterials, through a combination of original research papers and review articles from leading groups around the world.
In particular, the topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- New methods and strategies of surface functionalization;
- Synthesis and development of multifunctional coatings;
- Metal, ceramic, and polymer-based biomaterials with dual potential;
- Nanostructured biomaterials with dual potential;
- Smart, stimuli-responsive, and drug-releasing biomaterials.
Dr. Carlos Mas-Moruno
Manuscript Submission Information
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