Special Issue "Synthesis, Properties and Application of Novel Nanostructured Biomaterials"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Dipak K. Sarker
Guest Editor
School of Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences, The University of Brighton, Moulsecoomb Science Campus, Lewes Road, Brighton, BN2 4GJ, UK
Interests: soft matter physics; nanotechnology; materials science; drug delivery science; food technology and chemical engineering

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biomaterials that are natural, naturally-derived or chemically-modified represent a class of compounds that are both unique as source of substrates and present themselves as an adaptable platform substance for functional and structural improvement. The array of compounds is limited only by the imagination as the pool of natural and available materials is vast. Substrates range in diversity from biosurfactant lipids and crosslinked-polysaccharides to metallo-proteins and bio-organosilicates or apatites, and calcium carbonate-based aragonite. The applications of these compounds can range from nano-sized and coarse dispersion carriers for therapeutics, direct functional agents, and tissue replacement or bio-integrated implants, to functional biosensors, as in the case of photo-sensitisers, enzymes, and cell redox agents. The surface patterning and association of nanostructured biomaterial (NB) components can provide an array of different shapes, forms, and opportunities for constructs facilitating active-agent inclusion. Some of the more unusual applications of NBs have included intraocular lens materials, artificial ligaments, and dental implants. The most common biomaterial on the planet is cellulose. Various natural or synthetic cellulose derivatives or similar biomaterials, such as chitin, represent huge opportunities for crafting soft matter assemblies, supramolecular structures, and structural or fibrous materials.

Dr. Dipak K. Sarker
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • supramolecular
  • networks
  • functionalization
  • sensor
  • encapsulation
  • innovation
  • utility
  • unique
  • natural

Published Papers

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