Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications, 2nd Edition

A special issue of Bioengineering (ISSN 2306-5354). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 September 2024 | Viewed by 70

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Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is the second edition of the previous release “Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications” (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/bioengineering/special_issues/hydrogel_bio_app).

Regenerative medicine holds promise in combatting the ever-increasing demand for organs through a tissue engineering approach. Various biocompatible materials have been explored as tissue scaffolds or therapeutic delivery systems for tissue regeneration. Among these materials, hydrogels received special attention due to their innate structural and compositional similarities to the extracellular matrix, which promotes better cellular attachment, proliferation, and eventually results in faster tissue regeneration. Hydrogels also have unique properties, including the ability to retain a high water content, maintain a porous structure, and adapt to the tissue environment under interchangeable sol–gel conditions. Hydrogels with widely different chemical and physical properties have been developed over the years, utilizing a variety of techniques for biomedical applications, such as ophthalmology, tissue engineering and drug delivery.

This Special Issue will present groundbreaking research related to hydrogels and their most relevant applications in biomedicine and aims to highlight the current and future state of biomedical hydrogel research. We hope that the Special Issue will bring new insights to the scientific community in this ever-expanding research field.

Dr. Pallabi Pal
Guest Editor

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  • drug delivery systems
  • surface modified biomaterials
  • self-healing hydrogels
  • thermoresponsive hydrogels
  • injectable hydrogels
  • tissue regeneration
  • 3D printing
  • bioactive hydrogels

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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