Special Issue "Conducting and Biodegradable Polymers, a New Concept for Current and Future Biomedical Applications 2.0"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 55
2. Barcelona Research Center for Multiscale Science and Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, C/Eduard Maristany 10-14, Ed I2, 08019 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: biopolymers; conducting polymers; computational chemistry; multi-scale simulations; QM/MM MD
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New biomaterials are playing an increasingly important role in current and future applications of biomedicine, particularly in biodegradable polymers and intrinsic conductive polymers. Polymeric materials exhibiting biodegradability can be designed with planned obsolescence in such a way that they will disappear from living biological systems once they have fulfilled their pre-established function, leaving no harmful by-products, e.g., implants, surgical sutures, etc. Developments in processing methodologies are also fundamental to obtaining biomaterials with optimal properties, e.g., melt and solution electrospinning, thermally induced phase separation, etc., for regenerative medicine scaffolds. On the other hand, polymeric materials with intrinsic conductivity allow one to take advantage of their electrical and optical properties in the field of biomedicine, such as possible actuators of artificial muscles, biosensors, electrical circuits, etc. However, the conjunction of both materials shows the greatest potential with the recent emergence of new biodegradable conductive materials. These have experienced rapid growth by taking advantage of both materials’ properties, e.g., electrical conductivity, biocompatibility, and biodegradability, becoming an ideal material for current and future biomedical applications. This Special Issue will focus on biodegradable polymeric materials, conductor polymers, and composites, as well as their properties and applications in facing new biomedicine challenges.
Dr. Juan Torras-Costa
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- biodegradable polymers
- conducting polymers
- conducting composites and hybrids
- synthesis of conducting/biodegradable polymers
- structure properties of conducting polymers
- polymer synthesis
- temperature induced phase separation
- biomedical/biological applications
- tissue regeneration