International Journal of Polymer Science

Syntheses and Biomedical Applications of Functional Polymers


Publishing date
01 Dec 2019
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
02 Aug 2019

Lead Editor

1Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, China

2Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen, China

3Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China

4University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA

5Michigan Technological University, Houghton, USA

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Syntheses and Biomedical Applications of Functional Polymers

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

Over the past few decades, synthetic and natural polymers have demonstrated promising applications as biomedical materials. Functional biomedical polymers are of specific interest, as they exhibit an extensive variability of physical and chemical properties, allowing for the adjustment of biocompatibility, biodegradability, stimuli-responsiveness, and bioactivities. The current advancement of medical technology results in new requirements for multifunctional and adaptive polymer materials, which have to be addressed by appropriate schemes of synthesis and modification.

Functional polymer biomaterials are easily processed into various device modalities, such as nanoparticles, nanofibers, microspheres, microfibers, hydrogels, membranes, and scaffolds. These polymer devices, with different patterns and versatile functionality, are showing considerable applications in almost all biomedical fields, including diagnosis, controlled delivery of therapeutic agents, efficient adjuvants of immunotherapy, regenerative medicine, and medical devices.

This special issue aims to provide a comprehensive collection of the latest advances in the development of preparation approaches, the mechanism underlying structure-property correlations, and the current and emerging biomedical applications of functional polymer-based materials. Original research papers and review articles are welcomed.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Polymerization or postpolymerization modification
  • Functionality and characterizations of polymers
  • Functional polymers with biological activities (e.g., antitumor, antidiabetic, or antimicrobial activities)
  • Polymer biomaterials for fabrication
  • Polymer biomaterials for diagnosis
  • Polymer biomaterials for delivery of bioactive agents
  • Polymer biomaterials as adjuvant of immunotherapy
  • Polymer biomaterials for regenerative medicine (e.g., tissue engineering of bone, cartilage, nerve, and skin)
  • Polymer biomaterials as bioadhesive agents

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 5329747
  • - Research Article

Ionotropic Gelation Synthesis of Chitosan-Alginate Nanodisks for Delivery System and In Vitro Assessment of Prostate Cancer Cytotoxicity

David Patiño-Ruiz | Leandro Marrugo | ... | Adriana Herrera
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9035818
  • - Research Article

Characterization of Polysaccharides Extracted from Sargassum fusiforme and Its Effective Prevention of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy via Enhancing Antioxidant Capacity

Min Dai | Ying-Ling Zhou | ... | Min Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3623907
  • - Research Article

Effect of Microwave Irradiation on Polyvinyl Alcohol as a Carrier of Silver Nanoparticles in Short Exposure Time

Dat Tan Nguyen | Khanh Loan Ly | ... | Van Toi Vo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3403548
  • - Review Article

Polymers for Regenerative Medicine Structures Made via Multiphoton 3D Lithography

Greta Merkininkaitė | Darius Gailevičius | ... | Linas Jonušauskas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 4564213
  • - Research Article

Ganoderma lucidum Polysaccharide Enhanced the Antitumor Effects of 5-Fluorouracil against Gastric Cancer through Its Upregulation of NKG2D/MICA

Xi Yang | Rui Zhang | ... | Shuzhang Du
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 5065920
  • - Research Article

The Anticancer Activity of Lycium barbarum Polysaccharide by Inhibiting Autophagy in Human Skin Squamous Cell Carcinoma Cells In Vitro and In Vivo

Meihua Zeng | Qingtao Kong | ... | Hong Sang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9306459
  • - Research Article

Mathematical Modelling of Acetaminophen Release in HPC/PAAm Hydrogel: Synthesis and Application

Abigail M. Díaz-Guerrero | Claudia A. Castillo-Miranda | ... | Adrián F. Peña-Delgado
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1767028
  • - Review Article

Preparation and Applications of the Cellulose Nanocrystal

Yong Yang | Zhou Chen | ... | Dingjie Suo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7929535
  • - Research Article

Effects of Laminaria Japonica Polysaccharides on the Survival of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer A549 Cells

Mengxing Yao | XiaoJun Qian | Houying Qin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3852879
  • - Research Article

Effects of Polygonatum sibiricum Polysaccharides (PSP) on Human Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ESCC) via NF-κB Signaling Pathway

Weizheng Zhou | Jiang Hong | ... | Xiaowei Wang
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