Special Issue "Advances in Bacterial Cellulose Composites"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Lacramioara Popa
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Physical and Colloidal Chemistry Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania
Interests: quality by design (QbD); analytical quality by design (AQbD); drug systems formulation (Chitosan); surfaces’ characteristics (wettability/hidrophilicity/hidrophobicity—pharmaceutical powders)
Prof. Dr. Mihaela Violeta Ghica
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Physical and Colloidal Chemistry Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania
Interests: biomaterials (collagen drug delivery systems); rheology; cosmeceuticals; drug systems formulation and technological processes optimization; response surface methodology; Taguchi design
Prof. Dr. Cristina Elena Dinu-Pirvu
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Physical and Colloidal Chemistry Department, Vice-dean for Scientific Research activity, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania
Interests: Pharmaceutical dosage forms (multiparticulate micro- and nano-encapsulated systems)—design, physicochemical investigation, quality control; medicinal/aromatic plants

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the last few decades, bacterial cellulose (BC) has been established as one of the most studied and modified bioplymers. Today, BC composites, having impressive features, are mostly designed and synthesized for targeted applications. Therefore, specific characteristics such as biocompatible, antimicrobial, magnetic, conducting, or mechanical special characteristics of BC composites can be expected, opening important fields of cutting-edge applications, from artificial organs to optoelectronic or display devices using BC and BC composites as substrate materials.

The Special Issue is indended to provide eye-catching themes for the most important applications of bacterial cellulose composites that continually extend the frontiers of new and challenging biomaterials.

The main focus of the Special Issue, “Advances in Bacterial Cellulose Composites”, is to present an update on the newest strategies for synthesis of BC and BC composites, to exceedingly boost their applications: From the development of biomedical devices, attachment of biological molecules, and combinations with pharmaceutical materials; to optoelectronics, conducting devices, displays, sensors or bio-sensors, and other advanced materials.

The topics of interest for this Special Issue include but are not limited to the key words listed below:

  • Bacterial cellulose (BC), bacterial cellulose composites;
  • Reinforcement materials for synthesizing multifunctional BC composites;
  • Applications in the medical field, medical devices, artificial organs (skin, scaffold, blood vessels, heart valves, liver, cornea, bone, cartilage), tissue engineering, regenerative medicine;
  • Applications in electronic/conducting fields (display devices, LEDs, conducting nanomaterials, electroconductive films, optically transparent films, magnetically responsive films, sensors and biosensors, flexible displays).

We invite you to submit original research articles, review articles, commentaries, and editorials discussing the use of bacterial cellulose (BC) and BC composites, in the most varied fields.

All submissions are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Lacramioara Popa
Prof. Dr. Mihaela Violeta Ghica
Prof. Dr. Cristina Elena Dinu-Pirvu
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Bacterial cellulose (BC), bacterial cellulose composites
  • Reinforcement materials for synthesizing multifunctional BC composites
  • Applications in the medical field, medical devices, artificial organs (skin, scaffold, blood vessels, heart valves, liver, cornea, bone, cartilage), tissue engineering, regenerative medicine
  • Applications in electronic/conducting fields (display devices, LEDs, conducting nanomaterials, electroconductive films, optically transparent films, magnetically responsive films, sensors and biosensors, flexible displays).

Published Papers

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