Special Issue "Nanotechnology and Additive Manufacturing for Hard Tissue Regeneration"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: surface modification; chemical and heat treatment; Ti and its alloys; orthopedics and dental implants; bone bonding; antibacterial activity; apatite formation; drug release; porous body; selective laser melting
The role of nanotechnology and additive manufacturing in hard-tissue regeneration has significantly increased. Bone formation, bone bonding, cell viability, cell differentiation, mineralization, inflammation, and other key processes in hard-tissue regeneration are highly dependent on nano-structured surfaces and/or scaffolds. In addition, nanotopology and surface chemistry affect antibacterial activity. A new generation of smart biomaterials improving hard-tissue regeneration while preventing infection is highly desired.
For this Special Issue, we are especially interested in surface modifications of metals, ceramics, and polymers, synthesis of scaffolds, characterization of hard-tissue regeneration processes, and possible applications based on nanotechnology. Manuscripts reporting nanotechnologies applicable to custom-made biomaterials with tailored outer and/or inner structures are also welcome.
Dr. Seiji Yamaguchi
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- Bone formation
- Bone bonding
- Cell culture
- Surface modification
- Additive manufacturing
- Drug delivery
- Antibacterial activity