BioMed Research International

Nano-/Microfabrication of Biomaterials


Publishing date
02 May 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
13 Dec 2013

Lead Editor

1Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 702-701, Republic of Korea

2Nano Medical Engineering Laboratory, RIKEN, Saitama 351-0198, Japan

3Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Gumi 730-701, Republic of Korea


Nano-/Microfabrication of Biomaterials

Description

The surface composition and functionality of biomaterials and scaffolds are the most important factors for their applications in biomedical fields and tissue regeneration. Bulk and surface properties of biomaterials influence vital cell activities such as cell adhesion, proliferation, extracellular matrix secretion, and differentiation. Polymers bearing methyl, hydroxyl, carboxyl, and amino groups have been found to be potential candidates in controlling surface composition dependent effect on the activities of the cells as well as stem cells differentiation. Nano-/microstructural control is also found to be another key factor in tailoring the bioactivity of material surfaces. The morphological/topographical designing of the grafts is also proved to be a strategic approach in improving the bioactivity and biological responses of the biomaterial. Studies have shown that biomaterial surfaces with special nano-/microstructures can control cell adhesion, migration, proliferation, differentiation, and mineralization, which are very crucial for the formation and the growth of the new tissue system. Furthermore, the nano-/microporous structures possess higher specific surface area, which can control adsorption of bioactive molecules.

In view of these specialties of the biomaterials, the potential investigators are invited to contribute original research findings as articles or review articles that will stimulate continuing efforts to understand the dimensions of the polymers and bioceramics as well as their composites essentially with bioactive compositions along with 2D/3D nano-/microlevel surface structures. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Micro-/nanocomposites
  • Micro-/nanofibrous scaffolds
  • Biosurface modifications via nanotechnology
  • Micro-/nanofunctionalization of biomaterials
  • Bioactive nanostructures
  • Natural-based micro-/nanofabrication
  • Green micro-/nanofabrication
  • Micro/nanointerfaces in biomaterials
  • Biopolymers in micro-/nanofabrication
  • Cytotoxicity of micro-/nanomaterials
  • Micro-/nanoencapsulation in drug delivery systems (DDS)
  • Micro-/nanostructures as controlled release systems
  • Smart micro-/nanobiomaterials
  • Modeling of micro-/nanobiomaterials
  • Potentiality of health and environmental risks of some nanostructured materials
  • Fabrication of nano-/microstructured surfaces
  • Characterization of nanostructured surfaces
  • Design of antibacterial and antifouling surfaces
  • Blood behaviors on nanostructured surfaces
  • Cell interactions with nanostructured surfaces

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 963972
  • - Editorial

Nano-/Microfabrication of Biomaterials

Inn-Kyu Kang | Yoshihiro Ito | Oh Hyeong Kwon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 956952
  • - Research Article

Biodegradable and Elastomeric Poly(glycerol sebacate) as a Coating Material for Nitinol Bare Stent

Min Ji Kim | Moon Young Hwang | ... | Dong June Chung
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 904634
  • - Research Article

Reduction-Triggered Breakable Micelles of Amphiphilic Polyamide Amine-g-Polyethylene Glycol for Methotrexate Delivery

Yihang Huang | Jun Liu | ... | Xingdong Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 710354
  • - Research Article

The Morphology and Functions of Articular Chondrocytes on a Honeycomb-Patterned Surface

Joshua O. Eniwumide | Masaru Tanaka | ... | Masatsugu Shimomura
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 914739
  • - Research Article

Effects of Prepolymerized Particle Size and Polymerization Kinetics on Volumetric Shrinkage of Dental Modeling Resins

Tae-Yub Kwon | Jung-Yun Ha | ... | Kyo-Han Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 106082
  • - Research Article

Preparation of Cylinder-Shaped Porous Sponges of Poly(L-lactic acid), Poly(DL-lactic-co-glycolic acid), and Poly( -caprolactone)

Xiaoming He | Naoki Kawazoe | Guoping Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 623805
  • - Research Article

Collagen Scaffolds with Controlled Insulin Release and Controlled Pore Structure for Cartilage Tissue Engineering

Himansu Sekhar Nanda | Shangwu Chen | ... | Guoping Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 480694
  • - Research Article

Fabrication and Characterization of Thermoresponsive Polystyrene Nanofibrous Mats for Cultured Cell Recovery

Hwan Hee Oh | Young-Gwang Ko | ... | Oh Hyeong Kwon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 579212
  • - Research Article

Impact of Core-Forming Segment Structure on Drug Loading in Biodegradable Polymeric Micelles Using PEG-b-Poly(lactide-co-depsipeptide) Block Copolymers

Akihiro Takahashi | Yuta Ozaki | ... | Yuichi Ohya
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 212149
  • - Research Article

Enhanced Neural Cell Adhesion and Neurite Outgrowth on Graphene-Based Biomimetic Substrates

Suck Won Hong | Jong Ho Lee | ... | Jong-Chul Park
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