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Nanomaterials for Medical Application (Second Volume)

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 August 2023) | Viewed by 1998

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1. Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest, 1-7 Gh. Polizu St., 011061 Bucharest, Romania
2. Academy of Romanian Scientists, 54 Splaiul Independenței St., Bucharest, Romania
Interests: bio(nano)materials; synthesis methods; materials processing and design; advanced coatings; tissue engineering; drug delivery; characterization methods
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Dear Colleagues,

Many advances in the field of medicine are strongly correlated with the use of nanomaterials, making nanomedicine an important field of study. Nowadays, nanomaterials are exploited for many applications, such as diagnosis and treatment, as they are able to induce antimicrobial and antitumoral activity and hyperthermia, ensure targeted bioaccumulation and internalisation, act as a contact agent or a smart carrier of a wide range of biologically active agents, etc.

Manuscripts dealing with nanomaterials belonging to the following classes are especially welcome: metal and oxide nanoparticles, micro- and mesoporous materials, carbonaceous materials, and phosphates. Papers focused on composite materials designed and manufactured using modern additive manufacturing methods for tissue engineering are also welcome. Three-dimensional printing, electrospinning and electrospraying, atomic layer deposition (ALD), spin coating, matrix-assisted pulsed-laser evaporation (MAPLE), and pulsed-laser deposition (PLD) are only some of the processing techniques able to generate nanomaterials with 0D, 1D, 2D, or even 3D structures. Short-, medium-, and long-term (nano)toxicity, multifunctionality, and personalised therapy are essential aspects of modern medicine; thus, manuscripts dealing with any of these topics are also encouraged.

Prof. Dr. Anton Ficai
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Keywords

  • tissue engineering
  • smart drug delivery
  • materials processing and design
  • surface physic and chemistry
  • short-/long-term nanotoxicity
  • risks and opportunities

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Metal-Organic Frameworks: Versatile Platforms for Biomedical Innovations
by Cătălin Păun, Ludmila Motelică, Denisa Ficai, Anton Ficai and Ecaterina Andronescu
Materials 2023, 16(18), 6143; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma16186143 - 9 Sep 2023
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This review article explores the multiple applications and potential of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) in the biomedical field. With their highly versatile and tunable properties, MOFs present many possibilities, including drug delivery, biomolecule recognition, biosensors, and immunotherapy. Their crystal structure allows precise tuning, with [...] Read more.
This review article explores the multiple applications and potential of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) in the biomedical field. With their highly versatile and tunable properties, MOFs present many possibilities, including drug delivery, biomolecule recognition, biosensors, and immunotherapy. Their crystal structure allows precise tuning, with the ligand typology and metal geometry playing critical roles. MOFs’ ability to encapsulate drugs and exhibit pH-triggered release makes them ideal candidates for precision medicine, including cancer treatment. They are also potential gene carriers for genetic disorders and have been used in biosensors and as contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging. Despite the complexities encountered in modulating properties and interactions with biological systems, further research on MOFs is imperative. The primary focus of this review is to provide a comprehensive examination of MOFs in these applications, highlighting the current achievements and complexities encountered. Such efforts will uncover their untapped potential in creating innovative tools for biomedical applications, emphasizing the need to invest in the continued exploration of this promising field. Full article
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Nanoparticles in Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
by Jaya Baranwal, Brajesh Barse, Amalia Di Petrillo, Gianluca Gatto, Luca Pilia and Amit Kumar
Materials 2023, 16(15), 5354; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma16155354 - 30 Jul 2023
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The use of tailored medication delivery in cancer treatment has the potential to increase efficacy while decreasing unfavourable side effects. For researchers looking to improve clinical outcomes, chemotherapy for cancer continues to be the most challenging topic. Cancer is one of the worst [...] Read more.
The use of tailored medication delivery in cancer treatment has the potential to increase efficacy while decreasing unfavourable side effects. For researchers looking to improve clinical outcomes, chemotherapy for cancer continues to be the most challenging topic. Cancer is one of the worst illnesses despite the limits of current cancer therapies. New anticancer medications are therefore required to treat cancer. Nanotechnology has revolutionized medical research with new and improved materials for biomedical applications, with a particular focus on therapy and diagnostics. In cancer research, the application of metal nanoparticles as substitute chemotherapy drugs is growing. Metals exhibit inherent or surface-induced anticancer properties, making metallic nanoparticles extremely useful. The development of metal nanoparticles is proceeding rapidly and in many directions, offering alternative therapeutic strategies and improving outcomes for many cancer treatments. This review aimed to present the most commonly used nanoparticles for cancer applications. Full article
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