Special Issue "Supramolecular Hydrogels, Cryogels, Self-Healing Hydrogels, Smart Hydrogels, and Other Advanced Polymeric Systems for Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Applications"
A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923). This special issue belongs to the section "Pharmaceutical Technology, Manufacturing and Devices".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2020).
Interests: biomaterials; coatings; tissue engineering; multifunctional systems; antimicrobials; supramolecular assemblies; biomaterial testing; immunomodulation
Interests: hydrogels; polymeric biomaterials; 3D bioprinting; biomimetics; stem cells
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Special Issue in Polymers: 3D Printing in Biomedicine
Interests: biomaterials; polymer synthesis; polyurethanes; natural polymers; biodegradable elastomers; biocomposites; surface modification of biomaterials; pharmaceutical and tissue engineering applications
Hydrogels are natural or synthetic polymeric networks, which have the ability to absorb significant amounts of water in their highly hydrated state. Their unique physicochemical properties, provide flexibility and 3D structures very similar to that of natural tissues. In recent years, there has been a continuous effort to design new and intelligent gel-based systems. Integration of thermosensitive, self-healing, and injectability properties into gel network systems increases their applicability in tissue engineering and other pharmaceutical applications such as gene/drug delivery. Cryogelation techniques also overcome the mechanical limitations of classical hydrogels and provide high toughness to gel macromolecular structure. Smart hydrogels, cryogels, self-healing hydrogels, thermosensitive hydrogels, and 3D and 4D printable hydrogels together with other polymeric systems such as foam hold great potential for drug delivery, gene delivery, cell encapsulation, and as scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
This Special Issue will cover novel formulations and strategies for smart hydrogels, cryogels, self-healing hydrogels, thermosensitive hydrogels, 3D and 4D printable hydrogels, bioinks and other advanced polymeric systems for pharmaceutical and biomedical applications.
Dr. Nihal Engin Vrana
Dr. Murat Guvendiren
Dr. Eda Ayse Aksoy
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- supramolecular hydrogels
- smart hydrogels
- self-healing hydrogels
- thermosensitive hydrogels
- 3D and 4D printable hydrogels
- advanced polymeric systems