Special Issue "Stimuli-Responsive Biomaterials in Biomedical Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2016).
Interests: biodegradable polymers, synthetic polymers, natural polymers, polysaccharides, biomaterials, biodegradation phenomena, hydrogels, micro and nanoparticles, micelles, nanomedicine, fibers, nanofibrous membranes, wound healing, synthetic vascular grafts, Biotextiles, drug delivery vehicles, tissue engineering, gene delivery, amino acid
This Special Issue on “Stimuli-Responsive Biomaterials in Biomedical Applications” focuses on the latest advancement and development efforts in stimuli-responsive biomaterials and their potential biomedical applications. New or/and modified polymers that can be stimulated by either extrinsic (environmental) factors, such as heat, pH, magnetic and electric fields, light/photo, ultrasonic, biological, metabolite, biochemical or intrinsic factors, such as self-healing for changing the physical, mechanical, chemical, morphological, thermal properties of the stimulated polymers, are the subjects of this Special Issue. Self-healing polymers are a special category of stimuli-responsive polymers due to intrinsic factor, and they are also welcome. Any research that covers the design, synthesis, characterization, or/and potential biomedical applications of any stimuli-responsive or intelligent polymers and non-polymeric materials are welcome for this issue. The stimuli-responsive polymers can be in any physical form, such as hydrogels, gels, microparticles, nanoparticles, fibers, membranes, and films. The latest in comprehensive reviews of the landscape of stimuli-responsive polymers for biomedical use and their future direction, challenges, or strategy are also welcome.
Prof. Dr. Chih-Chang Chu, Rebecca Q. Morgan endowed chair Professor
Manuscript Submission Information
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- magnetic/electric responsive
- self-healing materials
- biomedical use
- drug delivery
- tissue engineering
- wound healing
- gene delivery etc