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Special Issue "Electro-Active Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Paulo Bártolo

School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, The University of Manchester, UK
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Interests: additive manufacturing; biomanufacturing; biomaterials; tissue engineering
Co-Guest Editor
Dr. Guilherme Caetano

Postgraduate Program in Biomedical Sciences, Fundação Hermínio Ometto, São Paulo, Brazil
Interests: biomaterials; cell biology; regenerative medicine; stem cells; tissue engineering
Co-Guest Editor
Dr. Henrique Almeida

School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Interests: additive manufacturing; biomanufacturing; computer modelling and simulation; tissue engineering; scaffold design

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Scaffolds are physical substrates for cell attachment, proliferation and differentiation, ultimately leading to the regeneration of tissues. They must be biocompatible and biodegradable, have adequate mechanical properties, which depend on the type of tissue, and surface characteristics. Its capacity to stimulate cells is also another important requirement.

Electrical signals are critical physiological stimuli that strongly affect cell behaviour controlling cell adhesion, migration, and differentiation, DNA synthesis and protein secretion Therefore, electro-active scaffolds consisting of conductive fillers (e.g., carbon nanomaterials and conductive polymeric materials) blended with nonconductive biocompatible and biodegradable materials, or polymer/ceramic materials play a key role in tissue engineering by modulating cell proliferation and differentiation.

It is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue focusing on materials, processing techniques, computer modelling and simulation and in vitro/in vivo applications of electro-active scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Full papers, communications and reviews are all welcome.

Prof. Paulo Bártolo
Dr. Guilherme Caetano
Dr. Henrique Almeida
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 1800 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.


  • 3D printing
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Biocompatible materials
  • Conductive polymers
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Graphene
  • Organic-inorganic conductive composites
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Scaffolds
  • Tissue engineering

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