International Journal of Polymer Science

Polymeric Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering Applications


Publishing date
15 Aug 2010
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Feb 2010

Lead Editor

1Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA

2Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA

3Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota, MN 55455, USA

4Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 450001, China

5School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK


Polymeric Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering Applications

Description

The interdisciplinary field of biomaterials and tissue engineering has been one of the most dynamic and rapidly expanding disciplines during the past two decades. Polymeric biomaterials have many advantages because of their unique tailorability of chemical structures and physical properties, biodegradability, and feasibility of being fabricated into medical devices for applications in tissue replacements, drug delivery, cancer therapy, and nonviral gene therapy. Based on the robust knowledge of polymer science and engineering, numerous strategies have been applied to develop biomaterials with controllable physical properties for satisfying diverse clinical needs by tuning their structural parameters and morphologies at different length scales. Polymeric biomaterials can be incorporated with natural materials and inorganic nanoparticles to achieve novel, unique properties and better performance. Biomimetic and intelligent polymeric systems have also been investigated to advance our material design strategies.

Through controllable polymer properties, cell-material interactions such as cell adhesion, proliferation, migration, and differentiation can be modulated. Vesicles formed by amphiphilic polymers can be used as carriers for delivering drugs to desired targets. Polycations such as polyethylenimine can be used as nonviral gene delivery carriers. Polymer scaffolds with predesigned geometries and nanometer-scale or micron-scale structural parameters can be fabricated for diverse tissue engineering applications.

The aim of this special issue is to bring forth the synergy between material design strategies and biological evaluations through new and significant contributions from active researchers in the field. We invite authors to present original research articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts in developing novel polymeric systems for improving our fundamental understanding on cell/tissue-material interactions and biomedical applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Design, synthesis, and physicochemical characterizations of novel polymeric biomaterials
  • Cell/tissue-material interactions and biological evaluations of novel polymeric biomaterials
  • Fabrication of surface patterns and scaffolds using polymeric biomaterials
  • Novel polymeric systems and self-assembled structures for drug delivery and nonviral gene therapy
  • Theoretical modeling of polymeric biomaterials and related biological functions

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijps/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 148513
  • - Editorial

Polymeric Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering Applications

Shanfeng Wang | Lichun Lu | ... | Xiaosong Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 138686
  • - Review Article

Polymers for Fabricating Nerve Conduits

Shanfeng Wang | Lei Cai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 985137
  • - Research Article

Investigation of Genipin Cross-Linked Microcapsule for Oral Delivery of Live Bacterial Cells and Other Biotherapeutics: Preparation and In Vitro Analysis in Simulated Human Gastrointestinal Model

Hongmei Chen | Wei Ouyang | ... | Satya Prakash
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 270273
  • - Research Article

Effects of Composite Formulation on Mechanical Properties of Biodegradable Poly(Propylene Fumarate)/Bone Fiber Scaffolds

Xun Zhu | Nathan Liu | ... | Lichun Lu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 369759
  • - Research Article

Chitin Fiber and Chitosan 3D Composite Rods

Zhengke Wang | Qiaoling Hu | Lei Cai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 296094
  • - Review Article

Surface Engineered Polymeric Biomaterials with Improved Biocontact Properties

Todorka G. Vladkova
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 807935
  • - Research Article

Hyaluronan Immobilized Polyurethane as a Blood Contacting Material

Feirong Gong | Yue Lu | ... | Yun Gao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 175264
  • - Research Article

In Situ Swelling Behavior of Chitosan-Polygalacturonic Acid/Hydroxyapatite Nanocomposites in Cell Culture Media

Rohit Khanna | Kalpana S. Katti | Dinesh R. Katti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 436178
  • - Research Article

Bimodal Porous Scaffolds by Sequential Electrospinning of Poly(glycolic acid) with Sucrose Particles

B. Wulkersdorfer | K. K. Kao | ... | M. Stelzner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 423460
  • - Review Article

Amphiphilic Poly(3-hydroxy alkanoate)s: Potential Candidates for Medical Applications

Baki Hazer
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