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Special Issue "Hybrid Adhesive and Coatings for Medical Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.
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
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Natural/Synthetic Hybrid materials
- Synthetic polymers
- Natural polymers