Special Issue "Medical Polymers for Tissue Repair and Regeneration"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2024 | Viewed by 1974
Interests: biomaterials; nanofibrous membranes; bioceramics; synthesis of nanoparticles; composite materials; photodynamic therapy; cancer-targeting drugs; 3D printing; tissue regeneration
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The repair of damaged tissue is defined as the restoration of tissue architecture and function after an injury. In addition, regeneration refers to a type of healing in which new growth completely restores portions of damaged tissue to their normal state. Tissue repair may restore some of the original structures of the damaged tissue but may also result in structural abnormalities that impair organ function. The repair of tissue defects is a complex biological process that requires biocompatible materials, cells, and growth factors. Therefore, functionalized extracellular matrix (ECM) mimics using polymer materials are currently recognized as an ideal substitute for autologous grafts because of their biocompatibility and their similarity with the physical and chemical properties of ECM. Various methods can allow the successful fabrication of ECM mimics using biomaterials including polymers and their composites. The aim of this Special Issue is to fabricate and characterize functionalized ECM mimics for tissue repair and regeneration. Topics include various fabrication methods, unique characterization, polymer and composite materials, biomedical applications such as tissue regeneration, drug delivery for tissue defect healing, etc.
Prof. Dr. Young-Jin Kim
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- polymer materials
- composite materials
- biomedical application
- tissue repair
- tissue regeneration
- extracellular matrix mimics