Special Issue "Advanced Functional Nanobiomaterials"
A special issue of Journal of Functional Biomaterials (ISSN 2079-4983).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018)
Prof. Dr. Anderson Lobo
Laboratório Interdisciplinar de Materiais Avançados, Pós Graduação em Ciências e Engenharia dos Materiais, Universidade Federal do Piaui, 64049-550 Teresina, Piaui, Brazil
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Interests: nanofibrous scaffolds; nanogels; bioprinting; spinning techniques; smart material; multi-responsive materials
Advanced functional nanobiomaterials for tissue engineering place high demands on materials and exceed the passive biocompatibility requirements previously considered acceptable for biomedical implants. Biomimetic materials can mimic the role of extracellular matrix (ECM) in tissues area that provides comprehensive uniqueness to the current medical world. Advanced functional nanobiomaterials cover breakthrough research in all aspects of materials science, including nanotechnology, chemistry, physics, and biology. Herein, the focus will be to receive papers about novel materials-based cues/architectures, including hydrogels and stimuli-responsive materials for in vivo drug/gene delivery application and to promote specific response from the cells in vitro and in vivo models. Along with (bio)-degradability, the activation of specific cell–material interactions and three-dimensional environments that mimics the extracellular matrix (ECM) are challenges and pre-requisites for the organization of living cells for functional tissues. Several micro/nanofabrication methods have been developed to produce functional biomaterials, such as electrospinning, rotary-jet spinning, 3-D bio-printing and others. This topic also covers the biomedical engineering science, a discipline that advances state-of-the-art knowledge in engineering, biology, and medicine. In addition, it improves human health through cross-disciplinary integration of engineering sciences, biomedical sciences and clinical practice. This Special Issue is open to receiving interdisciplinary papers from the frontiers of knowledge able to cover a broader range of materials with novel characteristics for biomedical and pharmaceutical applications.
Prof. Dr. Anderson Lobo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Tissue engineering
- Smart materials
- Drug/gene delivery
- Hybrid synthetic-natural hydrogels
- Multi-responsive materials
- Regenerative Medicine
- Stem Cell Biology
- Molecular dynamics simulations
- Semi-empirical modeling libraries polymers