Multifunctional Hydrogel Platforms for Tissue Engineering and Biomedical Applications

A special issue of Gels (ISSN 2310-2861). This special issue belongs to the section "Gel Chemistry and Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2024) | Viewed by 165

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Interests: biomaterials; nanocellulose; tissue engineering; drug delivery; wound healing; hydrogels; antibacterial materials
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Dear Colleagues,

Tissue loss or bone damage through injury or disease is a challenging task worldwide and rapidly increasing with society′s development. The native tissue has limited self-regeneration potential, insufficient to regenerate or repair the critical defects. The availability of the donor is also limited. Therefore, we must develop an alternative and fascinating approach, rapidly regenerating or repairing damaged tissues. Tissue engineering involves using of biomaterials, growth factors, and associated cells. Hence, the selection and development of biomaterials are the most critical task of tissue engineering. The biomaterials should accelerate cell adhesion, proliferation, and differentiation.

Furthermore, the developed biomaterials should mimic the native microenvironment of tissue to enhance the cellular process. The biomaterials should have suitable mechanical strength, pores, biodegradability, and be biocompatible for tissue engineering and biomedical applications. In tissue engineering, nanofibers, hydrogels, sponges, and nanoparticles are widely explored. Among these, hydrogels have been paid significant attention due to their appealing physicochemical properties, such as biodegradability, and biocompatibility. Hydrogels are three-dimensional (3D) networks of polymer chains containing a massive amount of water in their structure. Various naturally derived and synthetic polymers are used to develop hydrogels for different applications. Additionally, the properties of the hydrogels can be changed by adding nanomaterials or cross-linking agents into the polymer matrix to achieve multifunctionality in the hydrogels. This Special Issue explores the fabrication of multifunctional hydrogels for tissue engineering and biomedical applications. We hope this special issue will receive the current state of the art and explore different applications in tissue engineering and biomedical fields.

Dr. Dinesh K. Patel
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • multifunctional hydrogels
  • tissue engineering
  • biocompatibility
  • biomedicine

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