Special Issue "New Insights into Hybrid Biomaterials"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Vassilios Roussis
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Department of Pharmacy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Interests: hybrid materials; electrospinning; nanofibers; marine biopolymers; biomedical applications
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Assis. Prof. Dr. Efstathia Ioannou
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Department of Pharmacy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Interests: Marine natural products; isolation; structure elucidation; marine-derived microorganisms; marine biopolymers
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Dr. Leto-Aikaterini Tziveleka

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Department of Pharmacy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Interests: 3D scaffolds; polyelectrolyte complexes; nanoparticles; biomedical applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of hybrid biomaterials is attracting constantly increasing interest for applications in the biomedical sector, such as tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, drug delivery or gene therapy, and design of diagnostic systems. Frequently, intrinsic shortcomings of a single chemical render the development of hybrid biomaterials as the most appropriate way to achieve the desired and necessary properties for selected bioapplications, allowing for interaction with key components of living systems. Hybrid biomaterials with highly tailored physicochemical properties and bioactivity can be engineered, utilizing different biodegradable natural-based and/or synthetic polymers and inorganic molecules and can be shaped in various forms depending on the desired application, including 3D scaffolds, hydrogels, microspheres, nanoparticles, and their composites. Due to their hybrid structure, they demonstrate excellent tunable mechanical and physicochemical properties, including viscoelasticity and strength, as well as improved biological activity, including cellular biocompatibility and tissue-inductive ability.

The successful design and the detailed characterization of such biomaterials, which entangles the contribution of material, physical, chemical, and biological sciences, represents a major interdisciplinary challenge. The Special Issue will include contributions that demonstrate how an understanding of the basic chemical and physical phenomena may direct materials design and stimulate ideas for new or improved processing techniques, in order to obtain biomaterials with desired structural features and properties.

Prof. Vassilios Roussis
Assis. Prof. Efstathia Ioannou
Dr. Leto-Aikaterini Tziveleka
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • hybrid biomaterials
  • biomedical applications
  • design and characterization

Published Papers

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