Special Issue "Hybrid Adhesive and Coatings for Medical Applications"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biopolymers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Hanna Dodiuk
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Guest Editor
Shenkar - Engineering. Design. Art., Department of Polymers and Plastics Engineering, Israel
Interests: adhesives; coatings; nanotechnology; nanoparticles; biomedical
Dr. Dan Lewitus
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Guest Editor
Shenkar - Engineering. Design. Art., Department of Polymers and Plastics Engineering, Ramat Gan, Israel
Interests: biomaterials; polymers; adhesives; composites; drug delivery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The application of hybrid systems, which combine synthetic polymers with biological-sourced materials, including small molecules, proteins, ceramics, etc., has seen, in recent years, a tremendous increase in medical and biomedical applications.

This Special Issue of Polymers, titled “Hybrid Adhesive and Coatings for Medical Applications” focuses on adhesive and coating materials, which may combine synthetic polymers, synthetic and natural nanoparticles, and bio-based polymer and biomolecules. These may be pertinent in a wide range of applications, ranging from medical device coatings (such as lubricious and antithrombogenic catheter coatings), through dental adhesives and fillings, and many more.

The goal of this Special Issue is to publish original research articles and critical reviews from cutting-edge scientists, in both academia and industry, on all aspects related to the recent advances in the design, synthesis, development, application and challenges in “Hybrid Adhesive and Coatings for Medical Applications”. We intend to publish both hands-on, application-oriented papers, along with papers that explore the fundamental structure–property relationships for such hybrid systems.

Prof. Hanna Dodiuk
Dr. Dan Lewitus
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Adhesives
  • Coatings
  • Natural/Synthetic Hybrid materials
  • Synthetic polymers
  • Natural polymers
  • Biomolecules
  • Biomaterilas

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Anionic Polymer Brushes for Biomimetic Calcium Phosphate Mineralization—A Surface with Application Potential in Biomaterials
Polymers 2018, 10(10), 1165; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10101165 - 18 Oct 2018
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This article describes the synthesis of anionic polymer brushes and their mineralization with calcium phosphate. The brushes are based on poly(3-sulfopropyl methacrylate potassium salt) providing a highly charged polymer brush surface. Homogeneous brushes with reproducible thicknesses are obtained via surface-initiated atom transfer radical [...] Read more.
This article describes the synthesis of anionic polymer brushes and their mineralization with calcium phosphate. The brushes are based on poly(3-sulfopropyl methacrylate potassium salt) providing a highly charged polymer brush surface. Homogeneous brushes with reproducible thicknesses are obtained via surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization. Mineralization with doubly concentrated simulated body fluid yields polymer/inorganic hybrid films containing AB-Type carbonated hydroxyapatite (CHAP), a material resembling the inorganic component of bone. Moreover, growth experiments using Dictyostelium discoideum amoebae demonstrate that the mineral-free and the mineral-containing polymer brushes have a good biocompatibility suggesting their use as biocompatible surfaces in implantology or related fields. Full article
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Modifications of Polymeric Membranes Used in Guided Tissue and Bone Regeneration
Polymers 2019, 11(5), 782; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11050782 - 02 May 2019
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Guided tissue/bone regeneration (GTR/GBR) is a widely used procedure in contemporary dentistry. To achieve the required results of tissue regeneration, soft tissues that reproduce quickly are separated from the slow-growing bone tissue by membranes. Many types of membranes are currently in use, but [...] Read more.
Guided tissue/bone regeneration (GTR/GBR) is a widely used procedure in contemporary dentistry. To achieve the required results of tissue regeneration, soft tissues that reproduce quickly are separated from the slow-growing bone tissue by membranes. Many types of membranes are currently in use, but none of them fulfil all of the desired features. To address this issue, further research on developing new membranes with better separation characteristics, such as membrane modification, is needed. Many of the current innovative modified materials are still in the phase of in vitro and experimental studies. A collective review on new trends in membrane modification to GTR/GBR is needed due to the widespread use of polymeric membranes and the constant development in the field of dentistry. Therefore, the aim of this review was to present an overview of polymeric membrane modifications to the GTR/GBR reported in the literature. The authors searched databases, including PubMed, SCOPUS, Web of Science, and OVID, for relevant studies that were published during 1999–2019. The following keywords were used: guided tissue regeneration, membranes, coating, and modification. A total of 17 papers were included in this review. Furthermore, the articles were divided into three groups that were based on the type of membrane modification: antibiotic coating, ion-use modifications, and others modifications, thus providing an overview of current existing knowledge in the field and encouraging further research. The results of included studies on modified barrier membranes seem to be promising, both in terms of safety and benefits for patients. However, modifications result in a large spectrum of effects. Further clinical studies are needed on a large group of patients to clearly confirm the effects that were observed in animal and in vitro studies. Full article
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