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Special Issue "Medical Textiles"
A special issue of Journal of Functional Biomaterials (ISSN 2079-4983).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2016).
Fax: +44 113 343 3740
Interests: textile and nonwoven-based biomaterials as components in implantable; non-implantable and extracorporeal medical devices for healthcare and tissue engineering
Biomaterials in the form of fibers, filaments, yarns, and fabrics serve a host of clinical needs as part of implantable, non-implantable, and extracorporeal devices spanning areas as diverse as tissue repair and regeneration, chronic wound healing, prosthetics, drug delivery, ostomy and blood filtration, amongst others. New fiber-based assemblies with rationally designed structures and properties are needed to address technical requirements in both existing and emerging clinical applications. Understanding material behavior and characterizing material architecture in physiological conditions is crucial to accomplishing successful clinical performances. This field includes, not only the development of new fiber components, but also the production of the three-dimensional fabric structures into which such components are assembled. Research encompasses developments in alternative polymer systems (particularly biopolymers, fiber-based vehicles for the delivery of therapeutic compounds, new fiber surface treatments and functionalization strategies, nanoparticle and biomolecule inclusions, biomimetic fibers and fiber assemblies, stimuli-responsive fiber-based materials, and the characterization of properties and functionalities in three-dimensional micro- or macroscopic textile architectures capable of being reproducibly manufactured. This Special Issue aims to consider all aspects of the manufacture, structure, and properties of textile-based biomaterials designed to interact with cells or biological fluids to facilitate the restoration of specific functions of the body, as well as for tissue repair and regeneration.
Prof. Dr. Stephen J. Russell
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Journal of Functional Biomaterials is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- textiles; fibers; filaments; yarns; fabrics; nonwovens.
- biopolymers; fibers and fabrics
- nanofibers; sub-micron fibers
- manufacturing; fibers and fabrics
- three-dimensional fiber assemblies
- biomimetic structures
- fiber coatings; surface functionalisation
- bicompatibility; biostability.
- drug delivery
- tissue engineering scaffolds
- wound dressings
- blood filtration
- prosthetic devices
- in-vitro; in-vivo