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Special Issue "Polymer Processing for Biomedical Purposes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2020).
Interests: Biomedical devices, such as design of new medical implants or prosthesis, manufacturing prototypes for the biomedical sector, or improvement systems for cell culture; additive manufacturing (AM) processes with polymeric or metallic materials applied to biomedical purposes
As the size of the aging population around the world grows, new challenges need to be faced not only to boost quality of life but also to reduce medical expenses. Indeed, the demand for more efficient and effective healthcare products has increased. Despite the considerable technological developments in this field, though, synergies between technological and healthcare fields should be reinforced to obtain adequate and competent solutions.
This Special Issue mainly focuses on explaining and showing collaborations and knowledge exchange between the medical and technological sectors in order to find better solutions for the healthcare sector. A strong network of experts would help in establishing channels of communications and knowledge about medical devices specifically in the fields of design, prototyping, manufacturing technologies, and biomaterials, with special attention to polymeric materials. Therefore, a complete range of the medical challenges should be covered and studied by experts in biomaterials, manufacturing technologies, biofabrication and applications.
Several new technologies, such as additive manufacturing (AM), laser processes, and ultrasound molding, among others, allow rapid and efficient production of custom-designed parts for medical purposes. However, optimization of the design and fabrication parameters are usually required to insure desirable manufacturing results. This Special Issue will present the polymer process experiences of various researchers.
Prof. Joaquim Ciurana
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 1800 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.
- Polymeric materials
- Medical device
- Medical implant
- Medical prosthesis
- Manufacturing processes
- Material processes