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Special Issue "Bioactive Coatings for Implantable Devices"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Surface Coatings for Biomedicine and Bioengineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023 | Viewed by 19258
Special Issue Editor
Interests: total hip arthroplasty; hip dysplasia; hip–spine syndrome; spinopelvic mobility; titanium metal; bone healing; angiogenesis
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Special Issue Information
Implantable materials are becoming more and more important as an alternative to repair, assist or replace defective parts of the body, such as dental, orthopedic, and cardiac implants. The properties of the materials have to match the mechanical stress applied to the implant. Implanted materials will be in direct contact with viable tissues in the body, which can cause an adverse reaction. Ideal implant material should be biocompatible, nontoxic, noncarniogenic, nonpyrogenic and nonallergenic. Further, the implants should have strength, durability, and show resistance to fatigue or corrosion. Modern technologies have enabled various surface modifications, including coating with ceramics, an extracellular matrix, growth factors to improve their biocompatibility, antibacterial property, or to promote differentiation of stem cells.
This Special Issue of Coatings will cover original research articles and review papers. The topics of interest include but are not limited to the development and application of surface coating for dental, orthopedic, and cardiac implants. This Special Issue will provide understanding of the current trends in those fields.
We look forward to receiving your contribution.Prof. Toshiyuki Kawai
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Coatings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- antibacterial property
- surface modification
- cell adhesion
- orthopaedic devices
- dental implants
- vascular grafts