Special Issue "Biomedical Applications of Nanotechnology"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2019
Dr. Yuri Volkov
Department of Clinical Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Ireland and First Moscow State Sechenov Medical University, Russian Federation
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Interests: nanomedicine; theranostics; nanosafety; magnetic nanoparticles; quantum dots; nanotechnologies for molecular and cell imaging
The growing interest in the biomedical applications of nanotechnology from academic and industrial researchers worldwide, driven by the outstanding benefits that their translation, can offer the enhancement of sensitivity, efficacy and safety of existing diagnostic, treatment and combination strategies, which over recent years have led to the development of truly disruptive technological solutions which hold a potential to revolutionalise healthcare. Empowered by the broadening knowledge of the genome, proteome, transcriptome, metabolome, biomedical informatics and other related fields. Nanotechnology is currently in a position to pave the way to patient-specific personalized medicine, seamlessly connecting the route of innovative nanomaterials, from bench to bedside. Some of them have already deservedly occupied their niches for future biomedical applications as drug-delivering “nanobullets”, supersensitive imaging probes, multifunctional theranostic systems, powerful antimicrobial agents, biosensors, “smart” biocompatible nanomaterials and implants, as well as tissue engineering scaffolds for regenerative medicine.
In this Special Issue of Nanomaterials we expect contributions from a broad community of scientists working on diverse applications of nanotechnology in biology and medicine, and interdisciplinary teams focusing on nanotechnology-enabled breakthrough solutions for biomedical research, diagnostics and advanced therapeutic approaches. As the safety of novel nanomaterials intended for the use in humans remains a matter of prime concern, we also anticipate the manuscripts dealing with these aspects of nanotechnology and nanomedicine in this Special Issue.
Dr. Yuri Volkov
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- diagnostic nanosystems and sensors
- nanocarriers for drug delivery
- multifunctional nanoprobes
- biocompatible nanomaterials
- personalized nanomedicines
- nanomaterials safety
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Authors: A. Hudecki *, D. Łyko-Morawska, W. Likus, M. Skonieczna, J. Markowski, R. Wilk, A. Kolano-Burian, W. Maziarz, J. Adamska, M. J. Łos
Abstract: Reconstruction of the functions of natural tissue, after its damage/degradation due to oncologic or metabolic disease, or after random causes, is handled by reconstructive medicine. Several approaches exist to alleviate patients’ condition, including the use of titanium, or other biomaterials. For the purposes of this work five types of long-resorbable membranes have been obtained, composed of: (i) PCL0 - that is polycaprolactone without additions, (ii) PCLMWCNT - that is polycaprolactone with the addition of multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT), (iii) PCLOH - that is polycaprolactone with the addition of multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) containing –OH hydroxyl groups, (iv) PCLCOOH – that is polycaprolactone with the addition of multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) containing carboxyl groups – COOH, (v) PCLTI – polycaprolactone with the addition of titanium (Ti) nanoparticles. Titanium BR plates that are applied in maxillo-facial surgery have been covered with: (i) PCL0 fibers – for obtaining connection plates/fibers marked as PCL0BR, (ii) PCLMWCNT fibers – for obtaining connection plates/fiber marked as PCLMWCNTBR, (iii) PCLOH fibers - for obtaining connection plates/fiber marked as PCLOHBR, (iv) PCLCOOH – for obtaining connection plates/fiber marked as PCLCOOHBR, (v) PCLTI fiber - for obtaining connection plates/fiber marked as PCLTIBR. Membranes as well as connections fibers/ titanium plates were subjected to X-ray in the amount corresponding to radical radiotherapy used to treat head and neck tumors, that is in the amount of overall radiation exposed to after removal of jaw tissue occupied by the tumor. The structure and properties of the obtained materials have been examined with the use of Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Raman spectroscopy, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and/or X-ray powder diffraction (XRD). Moreover, research has been carried out of biological properties, with the use of MTT assays on normal human dermal fibroblasts (NHDF). The newly developed long-resorbable membranes have been examined from the point of their usefulness as potential materials preventing implanted titanium plates from being exposed. The results of the research confirmed a differentiated biological response of cells, depending on properties of membranes used.