Special Issue "Functional Polymers for Biomedicine"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
Interests: biomaterials; tissue engineering; functional polymers; biosensors
Functional polymers for tissue engineering as biomaterials, derived from natural and synthetic polymers by polymerization of functional monomers or by modifications of synthetic and natural polymers, continue to be a research hotspot. The biomedical polymers exhibit a far-reaching variability of physical and chemical characteristics, allowing for the adjustment of their biocompatibility, bioactivity, stimuli responsiveness, biodegradability, and so on. The ongoing advancement of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine requires new multifunctional and adaptive biopolymeric materials, which have to be appropriate for various medical applications.
This Special Issue will center on both the preparation and the application of various biomedical polymers and intends to cover the most exciting, recent developments in the field. Both original articles and reviews are welcome.
Prof. Kangwon Lee
- tissue engineering
- functional polymers
- regenerative medicine
- biosensor applications
- biomedical engineering