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Special Issue "Biocompatible Surface Functionalization of Nanomaterials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2019).
Interests: Innate immune system; chemokines; nanomaterials; nanobiointeractions; adjuvants
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Nanomaterials have become a consolidated technology over the last two decades. As we know, many nanotools contain toxic materials or specific dangerous synthesis by-products. On the other hand, they demonstrate important intrinsic features to be exploited in diagnostics (e.g., specific wavelength light emission or absorption) or drug delivery (e.g., pH-responsiveness). Full biocompatibility is needed to prepare successful nano-products for application in the biomedical field. This goal can be obtained by providing specific surface functionalization of the nanomaterials aimed at confining or abrogate their core toxicity. Common techniques of surface coating are currently exploited using biocompatible polymers, organic or biological molecules. These procedures are not always effective in biological environments. Major difficulties are related to the dispersion/aggregation of nanomaterials in colloidal suspensions and the stability of the attached biocompatible moieties.
The present Special Issue is aimed at providing novel approaches to biocompatible nanomaterials’ functionalization. The focus is on the biocompatibility, immune escape or immune-stimulation, and enhanced performances of nanomaterials for biomedical applications. Innovative research articles, as well as critical reviews of the literature, will be welcome to provide an expert opinion and critical discussion.
Dr. Giuseppe Bardi
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.
- biomedical applications
- immune escape
- immune stimulation
- colloidal suspensions