Special Issue "Biocompatible Polymer-Based Materials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 11614
Interests: polymers; synthesis; characterization; gels; rheology; thermal properties; drug delivery; coating; emulsions; composites; nanocomposites
A biocompatible material refers to a substance possessing the property of being compatible with living tissue. Biocompatible materials do not produce a toxic or immunological response when exposed to the body or bodily fluids. A more colloquial definition for biocompatible materials would be that they are the ones used in medical devices within or touching the human body.
Depending on their original source, biomaterials are classified into two major classes: synthetic and biologically resourced. Among the top 15 biomaterials used today in industry are polymer-based materials (e.g., polyethylene, polypropylene, polyesters, polyamide), biopolymers (e.g., chitosan, alginate, hyaluronic acid, collagen, silk), ceramics (e.g., hydroxyapatites, inorganic oxides, bioglass, silicones), and metal alloys (e.g., Ti alloys, stainless steel). The tremendous development of materials science has led to a large variety of applications for biomaterials from biomedical devices to textile, leather, food science, agrochemicals, pharmaceutical formulations, and everything related to human health. Concern regarding increasing patient compliance and producing non-toxic final products have been the subject of strict regulation in the past 10 years. Therefore, interest in the use of biomaterials has grown significantly.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to gather as many examples as possible regarding the large variety of materials, preparation methods, synthesis, and applications where biomaterials are used and applied.
In particular, the topic of interest includes but is not limited to
- Synthetic, semi-synthetic, and natural polymers;
- Interactions between polymers;
- Degradation and biodegradation;
- Industrial applications;
- Pharmaceutical formulation and drug delivery systems, biosensors, ecological textiles, and leather;
- Physical chemical characterization;
- Toxicity studies;
- Synthesis methods;
- Strategies to increase biocompatibility.
Dr. Catalina Natalia Cheaburu-Yilmaz
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