Biomaterials for Urogynecologic Applications

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2024) | Viewed by 122

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Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Magee-Womens Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Interests: women's pelvic health; pelvic organ prolapse; maternal birth injury; biomaterial testing and development; stem cell and niche technologies; extracellular matrix

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Urogynecologic disorders, including urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, affect a growing number of women worldwide, often impairing their quality of life. Biomaterials have emerged as promising solutions to address these conditions, offering the potential for improved therapeutic outcomes and enhanced patient well-being. This Special Issue, Biomaterials for Urogynecologic Applications, seeks to highlight innovative biomaterials, their fabrication methods, and their clinical applications in the realm of urogynecology. Contributions may consider various biomaterial types, such as synthetic polymers, natural polymers, hydrogels, composites, nanoparticles, and tissue-engineered constructs. Research articles, reviews, and case studies covering topics like biocompatibility, mechanical properties, drug delivery systems, tissue regeneration, and surgical implants are welcome.

The scope of this Special Issue encompasses, but is not limited to, the following themes: the development and characterization of novel biomaterials, the evaluation of their biocompatibility and functional properties, their interaction with host tissues, pre-clinical and clinical studies, and their translation into urogynecologic practice. By bringing together experts from multidisciplinary backgrounds, this Special Issue aims to accelerate the advancement of biomaterials for urogynecologic applications and foster collaborations between researchers, clinicians, and industry professionals.

Prof. Dr. Pamela A. Moalli
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • synthetic materials
  • elastomeric polymers
  • bioscaffolds
  • stem cells
  • hydrogels
  • nanofibers
  • 3D printing

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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