Special Issue "Advances in Biomaterials: Design, Synthesis, Characterisation and Biomedical Application"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Nicholas Dunne
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Dublin City University, School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Centre for Medical Engineering Research, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
Interests: biomaterials; biomedical engineering; tissue engineering; orthopaedics; wound healing and bone metastases
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Dr. Tanya Levingstone
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Dublin City University, School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Centre for Medical Engineering Research, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
Interests: biomaterials; biomedical engineering; tissue engineering; cartilage repair
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Prof. Helen McCarthy
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Queen’s University Belfast, School of Pharmacy, 97 Lisburn Rd, Belfast, BT9 7BL, UK
Interests: nanomedicine; gene therapy; nucleic acids; oncology; wound healing and mRNA and DNA vaccination
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Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite you to contribute a short communication, full article or review to this Special Issue, entitled “Advances in Biomaterials: Design, Synthesis, Characterisation and Biomedical Application”.

Biomaterials that interface with biological systems are used to prevent, detect and treat disease; to deliver drugs safely and efficiently; to support the body as it heals; and to engineer functional tissues outside of the body for organ replacement. In recent years, the research topic has progressed beyond simply selecting materials that were initially designed for other engineering applications with a primary focus on properties that enabled restoration of function and mitigation of acute pathology. Biomaterials are now realistically designed with controlled architecture and dynamic functionality to enable integration with biological complexity and achieve tailored, high-level functions in the body. The changeover has been from the use of biomaterials that are merely tolerated by the body to promoting biomaterials that are no longer bioinert but bioactive and bioresponsive. This viewpoint takes into account recent developments in the field of hard and soft biomaterials, with a specific emphasis on advances in multiscale control, static to dynamic functionality, hierarchical biocomplex materials (e.g., cellular and composite architectures, adaptive growth, and as well as remodelling) and innovative manufacture techniques to enable patient-specific device performance.

The focus of this Special Issue will provide the community with the opportunity to present the latest fundamental and applied biomaterials research to the broader materials community. Materials publishes manuscripts which advance the in-depth understanding of the relationship between the structure, properties and functions of all kinds of materials and covers all aspects of biomaterials research across the pipeline of design, synthesis, characterisation and application. This Special Issue will also facilitate the important interactions between the biomaterials community and the broader materials communities.

Prof. Nicholas Dunne
Dr. Tanya Levingstone
Prof. Helen McCarthy
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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 2000 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.

Keywords

  • Biomaterials
  • Polymers
  • Metals
  • Ceramics
  • Composites
  • Design
  • Synthesis
  • Characterisation and testing
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Biomedical application
  • Structure–property relationships
  • Surface modification
  • Cell–material interaction
  • Host response
  • Medical devices
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Tissue engineering
  • Regenerative medicine

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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