International Journal of Polymer Science

Polymeric Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering Applications 2011


Publishing date
01 Nov 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 May 2011

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, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

4Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

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


Polymeric Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering Applications 2011

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 annual 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 as well as review 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. Potential topics 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

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 184623
  • - Editorial

Polymeric Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering Applications 2011

Shanfeng Wang | Lichun Lu | ... | Xiaosong Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 473045
  • - Research Article

Application of Polyethylene Glycol to Promote Cellular Biocompatibility of Polyhydroxybutyrate Films

Rodman T. H. Chan | Helder Marçal | ... | L. John R. Foster
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 343062
  • - Review Article

Hydrogel Synthesis Directed Toward Tissue Engineering: Impact of Reaction Condition on Structural Parameters and Macroscopic Properties of Xerogels

Borivoj Adnadjević | Jelena Jovanović
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 161749
  • - Review Article

Poly(amidoamine) Hydrogels as Scaffolds for Cell Culturing and Conduits for Peripheral Nerve Regeneration

Fabio Fenili | Amedea Manfredi | ... | Paolo Ferruti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 290602
  • - Review Article

Polymeric Scaffolds in Tissue Engineering Application: A Review

Brahatheeswaran Dhandayuthapani | Yasuhiko Yoshida | ... | D. Sakthi Kumar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 645820
  • - Research Article

In Vitro Evaluation of a Biomedical-Grade Bilayer Chitosan Porous Skin Regenerating Template as a Potential Dermal Scaffold in Skin Tissue Engineering

Chin Keong Lim | Ahmad Sukari Halim | ... | Kartini Noorsal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 381076
  • - Research Article

Fast and Convenient Synthesis of Amine-Terminated Polylactide as a Macroinitiator for -Benzyloxycarbonyl-L-Lysine-N-Carboxyanhydrides

Mingjie Ju | Feirong Gong | ... | Yun Gao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 168924
  • - Research Article

Bisphenyl-Polymer/Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Composite Compared to Titanium Alloy Bone Implant

Richard C. Petersen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 651549
  • - Research Article

Manipulation of Polyhydroxybutyrate Properties through Blending with Ethyl-Cellulose for a Composite Biomaterial

Rodman T. H. Chan | Christopher J. Garvey | ... | L. John R. Foster
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 814163
  • - Review Article

Hydrogel Contact Lens for Extended Delivery of Ophthalmic Drugs

Xiaohong Hu | Lingyun Hao | ... | Xiao Zhang
International Journal of Polymer Science
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