Special Issue "Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2015).
Prof. Dr. Mohamed N. Rahaman
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology; Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
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Interests: bioceramics, bone regeneration, calcium phosphate, drug delivery matrices, biomimetic ceramics, tissue engineering, biological interactions of calcium phosphates, and osteoinduction
The field of tissue engineering is advancing rapidly and many of these advances would not be possible without the innovative design and development of biomaterials. The intent of this Special Issue is to cover recent advances and emerging developments in the design and development of biomaterials for engineering a wide range of tissues and organs. The Special Issue will consider the main types of biomaterials, synthetic and natural, that are being investigated for tissue engineering applications, including biodegradable polymers, hydrogels, polypeptides, inorganic materials such as bioactive ceramics and glasses, and composites, as well as technologies for forming these biomaterials into tissue engineering constructs with nanofibrous, microfibrous and macroporous three-dimensional architectures. Biomaterials for stem cell-based therapies and for growth factor and drug delivery are also of interest. The use of biomaterials in engineered regeneration of specific tissues and organs such as bone, cartilage, tendons and ligaments, skin, soft tissue wounds, cardiac muscle, vascular tissues and neural tissues, as well as composite tissue structures such as joints and periodontal ligaments, and organs such as kidney, liver and pancreas will be covered. Issues in further advancing tissue-engineered products towards clinical applications in the restoration of diseased or damaged tissues and organs will be addressed.
Mohamed N. Rahaman
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- tissue engineering
- regenerative medicine
- stem cells
- growth factors
- tissues and organs