Special Issue "Advances in Biomedical and Biomimetic Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: tissue engineering; biomaterials; nanocomposites; additive manufacturing; hydrogels; material functionalization
Over the last decades, population aging has been dramatically increasing due to reduced fertility rates and longer lifespans. It is well known that increased global life expectancy causes a higher risk of chronic disorders, such as neurodegeneration, musculoskeletal diseases, and tumors. For this reason, research attention has been mainly focused on the design of new approaches for biomedical applications aiming at improving life quality and reducing the pain which results from age-related disorders as well as traumatic events. Starting from the basic concept of “learning from nature”, smart and multifunctional bioinspired materials have been developed. The synergistic contribution of innovative fabrication technologies, such as additive manufacturing and bio-functionalization strategies, have led to biomimetic products characterized by improved physicochemical, mechanical, and biological properties. In light of these considerations, this Special Issue invites overviews and original technical papers on the design and development of structural biomimetic materials for biomedical devices/implants, tissue-engineered scaffolds, drug delivery, medical diagnosis, and cancer therapy.
Dr. Ugo D'Amora
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- biomedical implants
- tissue engineering
- regenerative medicine
- biomimetic materials
- additive manufacturing
- bio-functionalization strategies
- drug delivery
- cancer therapy