Special Issue "Novel Bone Substitute Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2015)
Prof. Dr. Franz E. Weber
Center of Dental Medicine, Oral Biotechnology & Bioengineering/MKG, University of Zurich, Plattenstrasse 11, , CH-8032 Zurich, Switzerland
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Interests: microarchitecture of scaffolds, osteoconduction, osteoinduction, ceramics, titanium, hydrogels; bone substitute materials; additive manufacturing; GTR/GBR membranes; delivery of epigenetically active small chemicals; delivery of BMPs and other factors
Over the past few decades, we have witnessed new developments in bone substitute materials. These developments have been based on a better understanding of osteoinduction, osteoconduction, and stem cells for bone tissue engineering. However, autologous bone grafts are still the gold standard for daily clinical treatments. The main focus of the forthcoming ‘Novel Bone Substitute Materials’ issue is to present a comprehensive overview of these new developments. Recent advances in the science and technology of bone substitutes will be addressed. The various topics encompass all kinds of new materials, surface modifications, osteoinduction, osteoconduction, and the application of stem cells, as well as sophisticated examples of successful combinations already tested for their application in dentistry and orthopedics.
With immense pleasure, I invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are welcome.
Franz E. Weber
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- creeping substitution
- growth factors
- double delivery of growth factors
- instructive surface modifications
- bio-medical applications
- stem cells
- vascularized bone grafts