Special Issue "Polymers Applied in Tissue Engineering"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2015)
Prof. Dr. Esmaiel Jabbari
Biomimetic Materials and Tissue Engineering Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
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Interests: bioinspired gels; gels for stem cell delivery; self-assembled micelles for growth factor immobilization; models gels to control cell microenvironment; composite materials with structure at multiple length scales; skeletal tissue engineering
Polymers form the foundation of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine as a supportive matrix for cell immobilization and growth factor delivery. Polymers, due to their wide range of properties, have been used as films, porous scaffolds, fibres, micro- and nanoparticles, viscous gels, and patterned matrices in regenerative medicine to control cell fate. It has been widely established that the fate of implanted cells is mediated by cell-matrix interaction at nano-, micro-, and macro-scales. Further, the fate of multi-cellular implants is dependent on in situ, timed-release of growth factors to guide the differentiation and maturation of cells to different lineages. As a result, recently there has been great interest in polymers with a hierarchical structure to mimic the complex interaction of cells with their microenvironment at multiple length scales, and polymers that can locally release growth factors to specific cells in different time scales. Related topics include polymers with a hierarchical structure, hybrid and degradable scaffolds, load-bearing and self-healing scaffolds, polymers for cell encapsulation and biofabrication, polymers for micro-patterning, microfluidic devices, and high-throughput screening, injectable, and in situ hardening polymers for minimally-invasive applications, polymers that modulate the body’s immune response, and polymeric delivery systems for spatiotemporal delivery of growth factors.
Prof. Dr. Esmaiel Jabbari
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- smart, self-healing, and load-bearing polymeric scaffolds
- electrically responsive polymers for nerve signal transmission
- polymers with hierarchical structures
- polymers for cell encapsulation and cell-adhesive polymers
- polymers for biofabrication
- injectable in situ hardening polymers for minimally invasive applications
- polymers for high throughput screening applications
- polymers for micro- and nano-patterning, and microfluidics
- hybrid degradable polymeric scaffolds
- immunomodulatory polymeric scaffolds
- polymers for on-demand delivery of growth factors
- Hydrogels in Tissue Engineering in Gels (10 articles)
- Hydrogels in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine in Polymers (18 articles)