Special Issue "Biomaterials in Medical Applications"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
2. Institute of Statistics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 30010, Taiwan
Interests: anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis; microRNA; molecular biomarkers; phylogenetic analysis; bioinformatics; industry statistics; microrna
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Natural biomaterials are materials extracted from a living organism that have the advantages of non-toxicity, biocompatibility, and biodegradability. In recent years, the use of natural biomaterials has steadily increased due to the high demand for medical applications. They have been successfully used as hydrogels, scaffolds, matrices, and implants in tissue engineering, wound management, drug delivery, and nanotechnology. Since the demand for polymers in medical applications has been significantly increasing, more advanced research on extracting biomaterials, exploring new biomaterials, and developing the biomaterial industry is particularly important.
In addition, although biodegradability is an advantage of biomaterials, it is also a disadvantage because they may easily suffer from wear and tear due to intensive interaction with the body. Hence, more studies investigating the effect of biomaterial treatment and understanding the related biological mechanisms can contribute to the efficient use of biomaterial in medical applications.
Therefore, this Special Issue on Biomaterials in Medical Applications invites submissions of reviews and original papers that cover any interesting biomaterial topics on the effect of biomaterial therapy, biological mechanism of biomaterials, biomedical applications, tissue engineering, and other related subjects.
Prof. Dr. Hsiuying Wang
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- biomaterial therapy
- biomaterial industry
- biomedical applications
- biological mechanism
- tissue engineering