Special Issue "Novel Fabricated Bioactive Materials: Surface Modification and Biomedical Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.
Bioactive materials are currently the focus of intense biomedical research in the race against severe and incurable diseases. Debilitating diseases, chronic health conditions, cancer, and infections are the most relevant fields of application which have benefited from the progress made in the research on bioactive materials. From fast and accurate diagnostic tools to biomimetic implants and personalized therapeutics, materials science has provided innovative solutions, which ensure an increased life expectancy and a much better quality of life for millions and millions of patients.
This Special Issue will focus on novel advances and applications of bioactive materials in the biomedical field. The main objective is to highlight the recent progress in bioactive materials research translated into new biomedical applications with a great impact on infection control, implants, tissue engineering, plastic surgery, drug delivery, dentistry, coatings and tailored implants, biosensors, cancer research, and other relevant topics. Close attention in this Special Issue is given to materials and nanomaterials used for surface modification, which could open a new perspective in the design of improved medical devices, dental implants, dressings, textiles, food packaging, etc. Surface modification could be the best option to limit microbial attachment and biofilm formation on devices, medical surfaces, and disposables, as well as in industrial facilities, where such multicellular communities cause major damages.
Research and long review papers containing new findings and perspectives on the intriguing field of bioactive materials and surfaces and their recently applications are welcomed for this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Alina Maria Holban
Dr. Monica Cartelle Gestal
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 1800 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.
- bioactive materials
- drug delivery
- modified surfaces
- infection control
- biofilm inhibition
- cancer therapy
- tissue engineering
- medical devices