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Special Issue "Carbohydrate Polymer Applications in Biomedical and Public Health"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 906

Special Issue Editor

Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
Interests: nanotechnology; bioengineering; neurotechnology; carbohydrate polymer materials; cancer theranosis; magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy (MRI&S); polymer composite coatings; brain angiography; multimodal imaging; molecular- and nano- sensors; drug delivery devices (DDD); antimicrobial materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Carbohydrates polymers, the most abundant natural biomaterials, provide a versatile platform for various biomedical applications due to multifaceted structural and functional properties like antimicrobial activity, cellular interaction, crosslinking ability, protein binding to design desired biomaterials. Inherent biocompatible and biodegradable properties of polysaccharides attract to derive functional biomaterial. Polysaccharides take part in crucial functions of organisms including cellular communication, inflammation, infection development and disease, that make them the most sought-after biomaterials in form of drug delivery devices, tissue engineering, cell targeting, antibacterial, regenerative medicines, organoid scaffolds, medical device coating, etc. The science of public health is to protect and improve the health of people and their communities. The relevance of Public Health in COVID-19 emergency situation is notably recognized worldwide. Study reporting importance of carbohydrate polymers in controlling disease outbreaks would be highly welcomed.  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) developed with carbohydrate polymers could comprehend safe, environment-friendly, recyclable and/or antimicrobial properties. The versatile characteristics of carbohydrate polymers and growing interest in their biomedical applications lead us to invite you submit your research work to this special issue in the form of a new research article or a systematic review of existing literature.

Dr. Sandeep K. Mishra
Guest Editor

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  • Polysaccharide biomaterials
  • Chitosan
  • Hyluronic acid
  • Alginates
  • Carbohydrate polymer composites
  • Carbohydrate polymer coating
  • Tissue engineering
  • Cell targeting
  • Regenerative medicine

Published Papers

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