Special Issue "Polymer-Based Materials for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 539

Special Issue Editors

Polytechnic of Leiria, Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, Leiria, Portugal
Interests: tissue engineering; regenerative medicine; biofabrication; additive manufacturing; biomaterials; biomaterials characterisation; multi-material implants; cartilage; stem cells; biomechanics; biomimetics; scaffolds; hydrogels; bioreactors
Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, Polytechnic of Leiria, 2430-028 Marinha Grande, Portugal
Interests: additive manufacturing; biomimetics and bioinspiration; computer-aided engineering; computer-aided manufacturing; multi-material 3D/4D structures; industrial/biomedical applications; tissue engineering; mould design and polymer injection moulding; circular economy
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Veterinary Clinics Department, Abel Salazar Biomedical Sciences Institute (ICBAS), University of Porto, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal
Interests: nerve regeneration; kinematics; gait analysis; locomotion; microsurgery; reconstructive surgery; biomechanics; musculoskeletal disorders; microvascular surgery; muscle function; ankle biomechanics; equine biomechanics; clinical examination; wound healing; regenerative medicine; biomaterials; cellular therapies; stem cells
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Department of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Construction, Universitat de Girona, Girona, Spain
Interests: mechanical design; biomedical engineering; mechanical engineering; biomechanical engineering; CAD; machine tools; manufacturing engineering; manufacturing systems; machining; manufacturing process mechanics; mechanical processes; additive manufacturing; industrial engineering; artificial neural networks
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Polymers, including natural, synthetic, and biocomposites, are of paramount interest in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Polymer-based biomaterials have been extensively studied due to their availability, biocompatible and biodegradable properties, processability, and low toxicity. The continuous search for improved solutions is crucial for the progress of new and more efficient approaches in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine for the different biomedical applications (bone, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, skin, vascular tissues, and neural tissues). To contribute to this goal, the aim of this Special Issue is to collect and disseminate high-quality scientific contributions in this interdisciplinary field. We invite scientists from different fields to contribute with recent original research or comprehensive reviews articles.

The following topics within, but not limited to, the scope of this Special Issue are:

  • 3D polymeric-based implant;
  • Design of polymeric-based implant;
  • Design of biomimetic polymeric-based implant;
  • Synthesis and functionalisation of polymeric implant;
  • Processing and performance of polymeric implants;
  • Static in vitro/in vivo cell culture on polymeric-based implants;
  • Dynamic in vitro/in vivo cell culture on polymeric-based implants;
  • Mesenchymal stem cells differentiation on polymeric-based implants;
  • Induced pluripotent stem cells differentiation on polymeric-based implants;
  • Polymeric-based implants as drug delivery systems. 

Dr. Carla Moura
Prof. Dr. Nuno Alves
Dr. Ana Colette Maurício
Prof. Dr. Joaquim Ciurana Gay
Guest Editors

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