Special Issue "Mesoporous Materials for Biomedical Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Magdalena Prokopowicz
Guest Editor
Department of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Gdańsk, Hallera 107, Gdańsk 80-416, Poland
Interests: mesoporous silica as drug delivery systems; sol–gel-derived biomaterials for local/targeted drug delivery; mathematical models of drug release; mechanisms of drug release; biomimetic coatings; surface-activated biomaterials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For the last two decades, mesoporous materials have intensively been investigated for biomedical applications due to their unique properties, such as their large specific surface area, uniform pore size, and modifiable shape. Thus, mesoporous materials are studied by numerous scientists as novel drug carriers (both local and targeted), delivery systems for biopharmaceuticals, and bioactive materials for tissue regeneration. The use of drug-loaded mesoporous materials can protect bioactive molecules against degradation under physiological conditions, allow controlled release, and significantly reduce the risk of side effects. Moreover, the development of mesoporous nanoparticles in the biomedical research of both advanced therapy medicinal products and targeted molecular imaging has become a promising perspective in clinical trials. However, much remains to be investigated, and new ideas of biomedical applications of mesoporous materials are constantly presented.
This Special Issue is open to recent advances in the application of mesoporous materials in biomedical sciences, including:

  • The synthesis and modification of mesoporous materials with potential biomedical application (synthetic and naturally occurring polymeric biomaterials, composites, hybrids, ceramics, scaffolds, nanocarriers);
  • Resorbable and nonresorbable mesoporous materials: biomaterial constructs for tissue engineering, mechanism of degradation/resorption of biomaterials in vitro/in vivo;
  • Sol–gel-derived mesoporous materials for drug delivery: mesoporous silicas, bioglasses, calcium phosphates—physicochemical properties and biomedical applications;
  • Biocompatibility studies of novel mesoporous materials in vitro/in vivo;
  • Accelerating mineralization of biomimetic surfaces: bone-biomaterial bonding, biomimetic coatings, surface-activated mesoporous materials;
  • Implantable mesoporous materials for drug delivery: possibilities, challenges, and future perspectives;
  • Modern techniques of drug loading into the mesoporous materials: drug–carrier interactions, drug stability studies, mechanism and kinetics of drug release.

Dr. Magdalena Prokopowicz
Guest Editor

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  • Resorbable and non-resorbable mesoporous materials
  • Sol-gel derived mesoporous materials
  • Biocompatibility
  • Biomimetic surfaces
  • Implantable mesoporous materials
  • Drug loading
  • Drug delivery

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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