Special Issue "Functional Polymers for Medical Applications"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2016).
Interests: polymer chemistry; self-assembly; nanoparticle; hydrogel; scaffold; biomaterial; controlled drug delivery; immunotherapy; regenerative medicine
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Special Issue in Molecules: Polymeric Fibers: Preparations, Characterizations, and Applications
Interests: material science; polymer chemistry; ring-opening polymerization; biodegradable polymers; smart polymers; biomaterials; polymer industrialization
Interests: biomedical polymers; biointerfacial phenomena; hemocompatible materials; cell-instructive polymer matrices; bio-inspired materials
Functional polymers as biomaterials, obtained by polymerization of functional monomers and by functionalization of synthetic and natural polymers, continue to be a research hotspot. The biomedical polymers exhibit a far-going variability of physical and chemical characteristics, allowing for the adjustment of biocompatibility, bioactivities, stimuli-responsiveness, and biodegradability. The current advancement of medical technology results in new requirements for multifunctional and adaptive polymeric materials, which have to be addressed by appropriate synthesis schemes.
The Special Issue will center on both the preparation and application of various biomedical polymers, and intends to cover the most exciting recent developments in the field. Both original articles and reviews are welcome.
Dr. Jianxun Ding
Prof. Dr. Xuesi Chen
Prof. Dr. Carsten Werner
Manuscript Submission Information
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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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- functional synthetic polymers
- functional natural polymers
- drug delivery
- gene transfection
- cell-instructive polymer matrices
- tissue engineering
- medical devices