Special Issue "Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Susana Sousa
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Guest Editor
Affiliation 1: i3S-Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, Universidade do Porto, Portugal, Rua Alfredo Allen, 208, 4200-135 Porto, Portugal
Affiliation 2: INEB-Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica, Universidade do Porto, Portugal, Rua Alfredo Allen, 208, 4200-135 Porto, Portugal
Affiliation 3: ISEP-Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 431, 4200-072 Porto, Portugal
Interests: biocomposites; tissue regeneration; extracellular matrix proteins/peptides; target molecule delivery systems; antibacterial strategies
Prof. Dr. Fernando Jorge Monteiro
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Guest Editor
Affiliation 1: i3S-Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, Universidade do Porto, Portugal, Rua Alfredo Allen, 208, 4200-135 Porto, Portugal
Affiliation 2: INEB-Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica, Universidade do Porto, Portugal, Rua Alfredo Allen, 208, 4200-135 Porto, Portugal
Affiliation 3: FEUP-Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Interests: biocomposites; tissue regeneration; antibacterial strategies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Bone disorders and conditions such as osteoporosis, bone fractures, and bone infections are increasing and are mainly linked to obesity and poor physical activity of aging populations.

Bone tissue engineering is one of the most promising strategies for the treatment of patients, as well as for active aging, using a combination of biomaterials, cells, and target molecular signals mimicking the bone microenvironment. Several 3D matrices can be applied to induce new functional bone regeneration as ceramic materials, natural polymers, and ceramic- and polymer-based biocomposites. Therefore, scaffolds for bone tissue engineering need to comply with several requirements, i.e., they must present macro-, micro-, and nanoporosity, osteoconduction, osteoinduction, and biocompatibility, among others. They should also be easy to produce and apply and have a reasonable shelf-life, and they should be cost-effective. The field is rapidly evolving into new areas of innovation.

Following our nomination as Editors of a Special Issue of the Journal Materials, published by MDPI and dedicated to “Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering”, it is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Prof. Dr. Susana Sousa
Prof. Dr. Fernando Jorge Monteiro
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • scaffolds
  • bone tissue engineering
  • bone regeneration
  • bone infection
  • antibacterial materials
  • ceramic-based biomaterials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Effectiveness evaluation of PCL/β-TCP scaffolds obtained via rotary jet spinning
Authors: Stella Aparecida de Andrade Pinto; Francisco José de Nadai Dias; Danilo Siqueira Pino; Cecília Amélia de Carvalho Zavaglia
Affiliation: Dentistry College / Fundação Hermínio Ometto (FHO | UNIARARAS), Brazil School of Mechanical Engineering / State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil

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