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Special Issue "Biocompatible Polymers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2019).
1. School of Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK
2. Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, Polish Academy of Sciences, Zabrze, Poland
Interests: biocompatible and biodegradable polymers; polymer mass spectrometry; bioactive oligomers; controlled drug delivery systems; ring-opening polymerization; forensic engineering of advanced polymeric materials
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The definition of biocompatibility was re-defined ten years ago, as follows: “Biocompatibility refers to the ability of a biomaterial to perform its desired function with respect to a medical therapy, without eliciting any undesirable local or systemic effects in the recipient or beneficiary of that therapy, but generating the most appropriate beneficial cellular or tissue response in that specific situation, and optimising the clinically relevant performance of that therapy”, which reflects current developments in the area of biocompatible polymers. Biocompatible polymeric materials are presently use as, e.g., long-term implantable medical devices, degradable implantable systems, transient invasive intravascular devices, and, recently, as tissue engineering scaffolds.
The biosafety of biocompatible polymers needs prediction, evaluation and indication on potential complications arising from their use and the formation of their degradation products. Thus, the methodology of forensic engineering of advanced polymeric materials is currently being developed in the area of biocompatible polymers.
This Special Issue welcomes full papers and short communications highlighting the aspects of the current trends in the area of biocompatible polymers.Prof. Marek M. Kowalczuk
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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.
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- Structure-property relationships of biocompatible polymers
- Characterization of biocompatible polymers
- Biodegradable polymers for medical applications
- Biosafety of biocompatible polymeric materials
- 3-D polymeric scaffolds