Special Issue "Polymer Scaffolds for Biomedical Application"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019).
Interests: electrospun fibers, hydrogel, drug delivery, micro-scaffolds, regeneration
Interests: biomaterials, tissue engineering, drug delivery, cell microenvironment, microfluidics
Interests: Biomedical Engineering; Biomaterials; Central Nervous System; Cellular Interactions (Incl. Adhesion, Matrix, Cell Wall); Cell Development, Proliferation And Death; Regenerative Medicine (Incl. Stem Cells And Tissue Engineering); Nanobiotechnology; Nanomaterials; Functional Materials;Polymers And Plastics
Biomaterials, such as polymers, have been widely used in medical, personal care, and diagnostic applications, across all disciplines. This Special Issue will focus on polymers used in the biomedical field, specifically those designed as scaffolds for use in regenerative medicine. Areas of active research include: Biomaterials design with the incorporation of chemical and physical (mechanical/structural) properties to guide cell and tissue organization; cell/scaffold integration involving recruiting the host cells that interact with implanted scaffolds; biomolecule delivery including growth factors, genes and/or small molecules or peptides to promote cell survival and tissue regeneration; and polymer scaffolds for 3D cell culture for engineering organoid, spheroid, and organ on-a-chip models. However, topics are not limited to these studies, but can cover all research areas concerning polymer scaffolds for biomedical applications.
Considering your prominent contribution in this interesting research topic, I would like to cordially invite you to submit an article to this Special Issue. This Special Issue will publish full research papers, communications, and review articles. I would like to bring together a collection of comprehensive reviews from leading experts and up-to-date researches from notable groups in the community.
The manuscript should be submitted online before 30 September 2018. I would very much appreciate if you would consider being one of our authors.
Prof. Dr. Wenguo Cui
Dr. Xin Zhao
Prof. David Nisbet
Manuscript Submission Information
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- polymer scaffolds design
- nanofibrous scaffolds
- drug delivery scaffolds
- tissue engineering scaffolds
- natural and synthetic polymers
- cell-material interactions
- cell-loaded scaffolds
- scaffolds for 3D cell culture for organs on a chip application