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Biofunctional Coatings for Medical Applications

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2024 | Viewed by 284

Special Issue Editors

National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, RO-077125 Magurele, Romania
Interests: thin films deposition; biomaterials and protective coatings; characterization methods; natural origin calcium phosphates as sustainable biofunctional coatings for medical applications; biomimetic metallic implants
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Guest Editor
National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, RO-077125 Magurele, Romania
Interests: thin films/coatings; laser deposition methods; organic/inorganic compounds for biomedical application; oxides thin films; hard coatings
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Special Issue titled “Biofunctional Coatings for Medical Applications” is a pivotal exploration into the transformative role of biofunctional coatings in contemporary medical practice. With a keen focus on the intersection of materials science and medicine, this Special Issue aims to reconfigure the frontiers of knowledge by showcasing state-of-the-art advances in (bio)materials, thin film deposition techniques, and practical applications.

In the ever-evolving landscape of medical technology, biofunctional coatings have emerged as critical components, influencing the performance and biocompatibility of medical devices. This Special Issue is designed to provide a comprehensive platform for researchers, engineers, and professionals to contribute cutting-edge reviews and scientific papers. Submissions that delve into the latest (bio)materials, deposition techniques, and emerging technologies, particularly emphasizing the impact of last-generation deposition methods, are therefore welcome. The contributions included within this volume are intended to cover a broad spectrum of topics, starting with innovative thin film deposition techniques. The authors will therefore discuss state-of-the-art methods from chemical vapor deposition to advanced sol–gel techniques, highlighting the advantages and limitations of each. Emerging technologies, such as plasma-assisted deposition and self-diffusion techniques, will be also explored, opening new horizons for surface engineering in the medical field.

Moreover, this Special Issue aims also to unravel the significant benefits that materials’ doping and co-doping bring to the medical field, thereby opening new perspectives for biofunctional coatings. Tissue engineering, orthopedics, and dentistry are just a few of the areas covered, providing an overview of the diverse contributions made by these technologies in improving the quality of patients' lives. It is therefore anticipated that this collection will not only deepen our understanding of biofunctional coatings but also pave the way for groundbreaking developments in medical applications.

We welcome your valuable contributions to make this Special Issue an influential resource in advancing the realm of biofunctional coatings in medical applications. Please refer to our submission guidelines for details on manuscript preparation and submission.

Thank you for considering the invitation to participate in this important project.

Warm regards,

Dr. Liviu Duta
Dr. Valentina Grumezescu
Dr. Gabriela Dorcioman
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • biofunctional coatings
  • thin film deposition techniques
  • surface engineering
  • tissue engineering
  • materials’ doping and co-doping
  • medical applications

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