Multifunctional Coatings on Medical 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: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 27905
Interests: biomaterials (hydroxyapatite, titanium and their alloys, etc.); coatings; scaffolds
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This Special Issue is dedicated to highlighting the important progress achieved in the development of multifunctional coatings on the surface of biomaterials used in medical devices, such as implants, scaffolds for tissue engineering, etc.
It is generally acknowledged that nowadays, a real challenge is the development of biomaterials with new characteristics and properties, for various medical applications. Medical devices are extremely useful in medicine for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, being widely used in present day in plastic and reconstructive surgery, dentistry, orthopedics, neurosurgery, cardiovascular surgery, urology, etc.
Multifunctional coatings can give an implantable system certain properties, depending on the function and location of the medical device. Thus, many coatings on implantable devices can promote interactions with adjacent cells and tissue fluids. Also, the surfaces of medical devices can be coated with antibiotic-containing layers able to counteract bacterial adhesion. An interesting approach concerns the development of smart coatings based on biomaterials, which change their properties in response to environmental stimuli. The immobilization of biofunctional molecules and biomolecules on biomaterials to form biofunctional coatings is another challenge for researchers. Many more of outstanding examples could be given.
For this Issue, the following biomaterials are considered, but not limited to: metals (Ti, Mg, etc.) and their alloys, polymers, ceramics, hydroxyapatite.
The scope of this Special Issue will serve as a forum for papers in the following concepts regarding multifunctional coatings on the surface of the biomaterials used in medical devices, such as implants, scaffolds for tissue engineering, and others:
- Composite coatings;
- Smart coatings;
- Antimicrobial coatings;
- Antifouling coatings;
- Immobilization of biofunctional molecules and biomolecules to form biofunctional coatings;
- Drug delivery coatings.
We kindly invite you to submit your research contribution, namely: research article, communication, or review for this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Gabriela Ciobanu
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- Surface treatment
- Medical device