International Journal of Polymer Science

Functional Polymers for Biointerface Engineering


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Published

Lead Editor

1Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany

2University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA

3Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden

4Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Functional Polymers for Biointerface Engineering

Description

Biomaterials and medical devices normally induce a set of adverse biological responses upon implantation into living organs or getting into contact with body fluids. Functional polymers have been of interest recently because of their promising properties for improving the biocompatibility of the materials. Specifically, bioinert and bioactive polymers combined with modern fabrication technologies result in a variety of biofunctional materials with versatile surface effects, including antifouling, antibacterial, anticoagulation, endothelialization, drug delivery, and tissue regeneration.

Considering the great potential of functional polymers and the increasing requirement of biomedical applications, it is of high importance to better understand the biological behaviors at the interface between biological systems and polymeric materials. Moreover, the development of novel biomaterials with desired surface characters is required to meet the growing demand of the clinical applications.

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

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Polymeric biomaterials and the related interfacial properties
  • Polymer coatings for biomedical applications
  • Polymer coatings in tissue engineering applications
  • Surface modification technologies of polymeric materials
  • Interfacial interactions between biological systems and the polymeric materials
  • Characterization of the surfaces and interfaces of functional polymers

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2474397
  • - Editorial

Functional Polymers for Biointerface Engineering

Qiang Wei | Jie He | ... | Yin Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2158124
  • - Research Article

Bioinspired Polyethersulfone Membrane Design via Blending with Functional Polyurethane

Mei Han | Qiang Liu | ... | Changsheng Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2198506
  • - Research Article

Use of Oxalic-Acid-Modified Stellerite for Improving the Filter Capability of PM2.5 of Paper Composed of Bamboo Residues

Hua Chen | Jian Lou | ... | Huabo Yao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3083716
  • - Research Article

Constructing Functional Ionic Membrane Surface by Electrochemically Mediated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization

Fen Ran | Dan Li | Jiayu Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5785819
  • - Research Article

Fish Collagen Promotes the Expression of Genes Related to Osteoblastic Activity

Mark Luigi Fabian Capati | Ayako Nakazono | ... | Yoshihiko Hayashi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2618560
  • - Research Article

The Influence of Irradiation and Accelerated Aging on the Mechanical and Tribological Properties of the Graphene Oxide/Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene Nanocomposites

Guodong Huang | Zifeng Ni | ... | Yongwu Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8458752
  • - Research Article

Bottom-Up Fabrication of PEG Brush on Poly(dimethylsiloxane) for Antifouling Surface Construction

Junmei Tang | Yuemei Han | ... | Quankui Lin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8635408
  • - Research Article

Influence of Sodium Alginate on Hypoglycemic Activity of Metformin Hydrochloride in the Microspheres Obtained by the Spray Drying

Marta Szekalska | Magdalena Wróblewska | ... | Katarzyna Winnicka
International Journal of Polymer Science
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