Special Issue "Polymer Materials for Application in Biomedical Fields"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 2992
Interests: polymer chemistry; polyinsertion catalysis; ring opening polymerization; radical controlled polymerization; polymers for drug-delivery; inherently antimicrobial polymers; polyelectrolytes
Interests: organometallic synthesis; polyinsertion catalysis; ring opening polymerization; radical controlled polymerization; CO2 fixation reactions
During the past three decades, polymers have emerged as a promising class of materials, finding a plethora of applications in many fields. The rapid development of a large variety of polymer synthesis and characterization methods allows for the design of novel multifunctional materials exhibiting a wide variety of structures as well as tailored physical, chemical, surface, and biomimetic features. Such versatility opens up new research topics in the biomedical field, such as the development of antimicrobial polymers, tissue engineering, as well as understanding of the interactions between biological systems and biopolymers.
This Special Issue entitled Polymer Materials for Application in Biomedical Fields aims at presenting recent advances in both experimental and computational research on the chemical, physical, and biological aspects of the design, synthesis, characterization, and applications of biomedical polymers.
We invite submissions covering either the development of novel biomedical polymers, or new advances in the use of well-known polymer materials (both natural and synthetic) for applications in biomedical fields. Review articles describing recent trends in these fields are also welcome.
Potential topics include but are not limited to:
- Development of antimicrobial polymers
- Polymers for surgery applications
- Polymers for diagnosis
- Polymer materials for drug and gene delivery
- Functionalization of natural occurring polymers for biomedical applications
Dr. Lorella Izzo
Dr. Orlando Santoro
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