Special Issue "Biomaterials and Bio-Fabrication of Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: My scientific background is related to the design, processing and characterisation of biomedical materials (natural and synthetic polymers, ceramics, and composites), aiming to nano- and micro- scale design and manufacturing of biomimetic and innovative medical devices for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.
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As the longevity of the population increases, there is an urgent clinical need for developing costeffective therapies and surgical procedures to replace or regenerate damaged tissue as a consequence of disease or trauma. Tissue engineering approaches seeks to apply principles and methods of engineering and life sciences to regenerate damaged tissues, traditionally by combining human cells with 3D biomaterial scaffolds for assuring a thriving cells microenvironment and new tissue formation. Although there has been exponential economical growth in the tissue engineering sector (circa US$240 million per annum) in recent decades, the translation of tissue engineering products into clinics and commercial arenas has involved several challenges and limitations. Tissue engineering relies on the ability to mimic native tissue, and there are related limitations on harnessing innate regenerative capacity and vasculature. Progress in biomaterials and biofabrication technologies for scaffolds fabrications will enable one to re-capitulate key features present in native tissues by developing more sophisticated biomimetic materials and structures with improved ability to regenerate tissues. This Special Issue aims to collect recent findings and progress in the field of tissue engineering, by describing (1) recent advances in functional biomaterials, and scaffold biofabrication technologies and approaches; (2) current challenges and opportunities in research for rapidly advancing the field towards improving human health in a variety of areas; and (3) requirements and progress in tissue engineering technologies for clinical translation and commercial applications. This research topic will contribute to informing the scientific community about recent advances and directions in the field of ‘’Functional Biomaterials and Bio-Fabrication of Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering’’.
Dr. Ana Ferreira-Duarte
Dr. Piergiorgio Gentile
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