Special Issue "Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Hydrogels are optimal scaffolds to repair damaged tissues, and can serve numerous functions that span from organizing and directing cells, to delivering bioactive molecules and drugs, to simply filling space for mechanical support and ensure correct exchange of nutrients and metabolic waste. An optimal therapeutic outcome requires a fine interplay at the correct time between molecules, that will eventually translate into the restoration of physiological processes at the cell and tissue levels. This complex scenario makes regenerative medicine a highly multi-disciplinary area that still presents numerous unsolved challenges to be addressed by scientists from backgrounds as diverse as engineering and chemistry. This Special Issue aims at bringing together different voices in the field to capture the current state of the art in this stimulating area, and to outline the future direction that this exciting subject is taking. It is only with a highly collaborative spirit that it will be possible to bridge over current limitations, and to fill the gaps, for the collective success to competently repair and regenerate human bodies for a healthier future. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/molecules/special_issues/hydrogels_tissue_engineering
Prof. Dr. Silvia Marchesan
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- tissue engineering
- regenerative medicine
- drug delivery