Special Issue "Biological, Biomimetic, and Biomedical Applications of Membranes"
A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2017)
Prof. Dr. Claus Hélix-Nielsen
Since Jean-Antoine Nollet, in 1748, discovered the phenomenon of osmosis in natural membranes, there has been a profound interest in understanding membrane processes, ranging from the intricate transport of water, solutes, and gasses across biological membranes to establishing tailored permeability properties in polymeric matrixes. Some concepts have originated in the bio-membrane realm, others arose in a material properties context, but irrespective of context origin, a solid understanding of water, gas, and solute interactions with membrane materials at the molecular level is indispensable.
With the advent of biomimetic- and biomimicry-based concepts, the synergy between biological and biophysical research and engineering-based approaches for membrane material and membrane process development is being reinforced, as exemplified by the recent development of membranes incorporating natural components, such as aquaporin water channels. These new developments may be particularly relevant for developments of membranes for biomedical applications, such as hemodialysis, hemofiltration, hemodiafiltration, wound dressings, and gas exchange during surgical procedures.
The aim with this Special Issue is to deliver new insights in the recent advances in membrane applications within biology, biotechnology, biomimetics, and biomedical areas. We look forward to receive submissions describing original research or focused reviews related to design, materials, synthesis methods, and process developments.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Claus Hélix-Nielsen
Manuscript Submission Information
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