Special Issue "Fabrication and Biomedical Applications of Multifunctional Bio-Interfaces"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 April 2024 | Viewed by 1464
Biomaterials and biomaterial coatings play a crucial role in various biomedical applications, ranging from enhanced osseointegration with inert ceramic coatings to the prevention of thrombosis via heparin-eluting stents. These coatings’ success or failure depends on factors such as the surface roughness and chemical functional groups, which greatly impact the bio-interface and its interactions. Understanding these effects is essential to the optimization of the bio-interface and its interactions; for example, reducing stem cell differentiation or increasing osteointegration via the surface roughness.
The functionalization of materials with specific chemistries (e.g., amines, phosphates, etc.) or biomimetic sequences enables the addition of beneficial moieties that may match the physical requirements of the application but not the biochemical. This has been observed in the improved performance of biomedical devices employing immobilized proteins and peptides on the surface. Omniphobic surfaces also show promise in reducing cellular establishment and thrombogenesis in implanted devices, as well as in enabling the formation of 3D cell spheroids in microfluidic and culturing environments.
Current research on functionalizing implantable devices has made significant advances, but optimal integration occurs when multiple functionalities are simultaneously expressed at the interface and surface. Therefore, the future of biomaterials and bio-interfaces lies in maximizing their multi-functionality. Techniques that can be effectively translated from the lab to industry have the incredible potential to improve the health outcomes of countless individuals.
This Special Issue will seek to explore the various methods employed to fabricate functional biomaterials and bio-interfaces, and their applications in regenerative tissue engineering and biomedical devices (e.g., bone and dental implants). In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Intriguing fabrication methodologies and recent developments in biomaterials and bio-interfaces;
- Multi-functionality of biomedicine, and bio-interfacing and devices;
- Investigations into the interaction of the material–biological environment and its effects on in vitro/in vivo research;
- Applications of materials for tissue engineering, including orthopedics, dentistry, etc.
Dr. Callum Arthur Charles Stewart
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- biomaterials and bio-interfaces
- multifunctional biomaterials
- tissue engineering
- bone and dental regeneration