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Special Issue "Current Trends in Metallic Biomaterials: From Additive Manufacturing to Bio-functilozation, Infection-Prevention, and Beyond"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2018).
Interests: biofabrication and additive bio-manufacturing; mechanobiology; surface bio-functionalization; infection prevention and treatment; metamaterials
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Metals: Metallic Biomaterials
Special Issue in Materials: Biomaterials and Tissue Biomechanics
Special Issue in Materials: Perspectives on Additively Manufactured Metallic Materials
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Biofabrication: From Additive Bio-Manufacturing to Bioprinting
As one of the first types of biomaterials used in clinical practice, metallic biomaterials have been studied from the early days of biomaterials research. This line of research continues to date as one of the most fertile grounds for breakthrough research, which, not only entices academic interest, but also offers direct solutions for important clinical challenges. The advent of novel manufacturing techniques, such as additive manufacturing and advanced bio-functionalization approaches, has further increased the interest in metallic biomaterials. This Special Issue aims to present a sample of the best research performed in the various areas of metallic biomaterials. The Special Issue covers the metallic biomaterials aimed for application in the various areas of clinical practices including orthopedics, trauma, maxillofacial/craniofacial, and cardiovascular surgeries. The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Additively manufactured metallic biomaterials
- Bio-functionalization including surface treatments and coatings
- Drug delivery systems as applied to metallic biomaterials
- Prevention and treatment of infections associated with metallic implants
- Porous metallic biomaterials
- Improved osseointegration and bone tissue regeneration performance
- Biomaterials-cell interfaces including the effects of (nano-)topography on cell response
- Biodegradable metallic biomaterials and novel manufacturing techniques
- Rational design of metallic biomaterials
- Computational modeling of biomaterials performance using techniques, such as the finite element method.
Assoc. Prof. Amir A. Zadpoor
Manuscript Submission Information
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- metallic biomaterials
- additive manufacturing
- implant-associated infections
- biodegradable biomaterials
- drug delivery
- cell/tissue biomechanics