Topic Editors

Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT 06604, USA
1. Professor and Director of BioMAT’X R&D&I Group, Scientific Director—Research, Development and Innovation, Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad de los Andes, Santiago, Chile
2. Cross Appointment—BioMedicine Doctoral Program, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de los Andes, Santiago, Chile

Injectable Hydrogels for Cell and Drug Delivery

Abstract submission deadline
closed (30 April 2024)
Manuscript submission deadline
30 June 2024
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Dear Colleagues,

Most cells and drugs require appropriate formulation for their successful application as pharmaceuticals. The use of polymer-based hydrogel biomaterials for the delivery of drugs and recruitment of cells to promote tissue regeneration in the body is of growing interest. This Topic will invite original research and review articles focusing primarily on the principles and strategies employed for the design, formulation, characterization, evaluation, and translation of novel injectable hydrogels for pharmaceuticals and tissue engineering applications. It will accomplish this by discussing and/or presenting recent innovative advances in polymers, their building blocks, and the engineering chemistries for their formation, whether by chemical crosslinking reactions or physical interactions. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • drug delivery hydrogels
  • pharmacokinetics in hydrogels
  • stimuli-responsive polymers
  • natural polymers
  • hydrogel nanoparticles
  • injectable hydrogels
  • drug encapsulation
  • dynamic hydrogels
  • sustained drug release
  • targeted drug delivery

Dr. Prabir Patra
Prof. Dr. Ziyad S. Haidar
Topic Editors


  • injectable
  • hydrogels
  • therapeutics
  • agent delivery
  • cell
  • drug delivery
  • crosslinking reaction
  • tissue repair and regeneration
  • pharmaceuticals
  • natural polymer
  • synthetic polymer
  • peptide
  • polysaccharides

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
6.0 9.0 2012 16.6 Days CHF 2700 Submit
3.4 5.2 2008 13.9 Days CHF 2600 Submit
4.6 6.7 1996 14.6 Days CHF 2700 Submit
5.4 6.9 2009 14.2 Days CHF 2900 Submit
2.6 2.5 2014 13.6 Days CHF 2600 Submit is a multidiscipline platform providing preprint service that is dedicated to sharing your research from the start and empowering your research journey.

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