International Journal of Biomaterials

Synthetic Polymers for Biomedical Applications


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Lead Editor

1Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Stuttgart, Germany

2Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands

3Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

4Sichuan University, Chengdu, China


Synthetic Polymers for Biomedical Applications

Description

Polymers have been emerging to be the cornerstones for therapeutic applications as well as the largest and versatile class of biomaterials. Synthetic polymers can be designed and synthesized with a broad variety of structures and appropriate physical and chemical properties for suitable applications. Therefore, they are of increasing interest in a wide range of biomedical applications as diverse as tissue engineering, drug delivery, therapeutics, diagnostics, and so on.

Since the last decade, the methods of polymer synthesis, processing, and characterization are developing rapidly, which bring both challenges and opportunities to design novel polymeric biomaterials as well as to understand the biological behaviors between biological systems and polymeric materials. For example, 3D printing offers more accurate scaffold for tissue engineering; molecularly targeted therapy becomes one of the major modalities for cancer treatment; extracellular matrix mimics better combine the physical cues and chemical cues to direct cellular differentiation. However, it becomes more and more urgent to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the newly developed technologies and the relevant products and to make new standards and benchmarks to meet the growing demand of the biomedical applications.

Therefore, the editors are pleased to launch this special issue and invite researchers to contribute their original papers and reviews in the field of functional polymers for biomedical applications.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Polymeric biomaterials
  • Hydrogels as biomaterial scaffolds
  • Delivery of drugs, genes, or vaccines
  • Polymeric biointerphase
  • Biocompatibility of polymeric materials
  • Interactions between biological systems and the polymeric materials
  • Characterization of the polymeric biomaterials
  • Diagnostics and bioimaging
  • Biosensors
  • Extracellular matrix mimics

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7158621
  • - Editorial

Synthetic Polymers for Biomedical Applications

Qiang Wei | Nan-Nan Deng | ... | Jie Deng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1575438
  • - Research Article

Efficient Self-Assembly of mPEG End-Capped Porous Silica as a Redox-Sensitive Nanocarrier for Controlled Doxorubicin Delivery

Anh Khoa Nguyen | Thi Hiep Nguyen | ... | Dai Hai Nguyen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8040893
  • - Review Article

Scaffolds for Pelvic Floor Prolapse: Logical Pathways

Julio Bissoli | Homero Bruschini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8686794
  • - Review Article

Strain and Vibration in Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Brooke McClarren | Ronke Olabisi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8074890
  • - Research Article

Application of Synthetic Polymeric Scaffolds in Breast Cancer 3D Tissue Cultures and Animal Tumor Models

Girdhari Rijal | Chandra Bathula | Weimin Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1256537
  • - Research Article

Effect of Injection Molding Melt Temperatures on PLGA Craniofacial Plate Properties during In Vitro Degradation

Liliane Pimenta de Melo | Gean Vitor Salmoria | ... | Carlos Rodrigo de Mello Roesler
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6435076
  • - Research Article

Influence of Processing Conditions on the Mechanical Behavior and Morphology of Injection Molded Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) 85:15

Liliane Pimenta de Melo | Gean Vitor Salmoria | ... | Carlos Rodrigo de Mello Roesler
International Journal of Biomaterials
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