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 2019
  • - Article ID 4064703
  • - Research Article

Combined Effect of Lentinan and Cisplatin on Cytokines IL-6, TNF-α, and TGF-β in Tumor Therapy

Xu-dong Liu | Min Li | ... | Hong-xia Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3549321
  • - Research Article

Effects of Macrofungal Polysaccharides Combined with Vemurafenib on Melanoma and Its Associated Mechanism

Wenya Wu | Zhigang Su | Shasha Fan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7690764
  • - Research Article

Effect of Sulfated Polysaccharide from Undaria pinnatifida (SPUP) on Proliferation, Migration, and Apoptosis of Human Prostatic Cancer

Xiaolin Xu | Xin Zhu | ... | Feng Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8925807
  • - Research Article

Protective Effect of Polygonatum sibiricum Polysaccharides on Apoptosis, Inflammation, and Oxidative Stress in Nucleus Pulposus Cells of Rats with the Degeneration of the Intervertebral Disc

Zhaohui Zhai | Zhaoxin Li | ... | Xiaosheng Lu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 2725084
  • - Research Article

Effect of Radix Hedysari Polysaccharide on Glioma by Cell Cycle Arrest and TNF-α Signaling Pathway Regulation

Xiaolong Du | Yujing Zhao | ... | Xingang Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8143528
  • - Research Article

Nanoparticles Containing Hyaluronan Acid and Astragalus Polysaccharides for Treating Osteoarthritis

Gongbiao Lu | Lin Du | ... | Liuzhong Jin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 2379182
  • - Research Article

Effect of Porous Chitosan Microspheres Loaded with Platelet-Rich Plasma and Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells on Regeneration of Tibia Defect

Qi Chen | Ziru Zhao | Guoyong Yin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7068437
  • - Research Article

Effect of Codonopsis pilosula Polysaccharides on the Growth and Motility of Hepatocellular Carcinoma HepG2 Cells by Regulating β-Catenin/TCF4 Pathway

Yuan-yuan Zhang | Ying-mei Zhang | Hai-yan Xu
International Journal of Polymer Science
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