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Natural and Synthetic Biomaterials in Biomedical Applications

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 June 2024 | Viewed by 138

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“Ilie Murgulescu” Institute of Physical Chemistry, Romanian Academy, 202 Splaiul Independentei St., 060021 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: physical chemistry, physico-chemical characterization of materials; drug delivery; pharmaceuticals development; thermal analysis; kinetics; biopolymers, cyclodextrin inclusion complexes; hydrogels; biomaterials for biomedical applications; oxide materials design/synthesis and the thermoreactivity of precursor-oxide transformations; green chemistry; thermal properties; physicochemical characterization; nanomaterials for biomedicine; nanomaterials for energy applications; catalysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biomaterials play a crucial role in various biomedical applications, providing a foundation for the development of medical devices, implants, and drug delivery systems. They can be classified into two main categories: natural biomaterials and synthetic biomaterials. Each type has its own set of advantages and challenges, and the choice between them depends on the specific application and desired properties.

The choice between natural and synthetic biomaterials depends on factors such as the specific medical application, the required properties, and the potential regulatory considerations. Researchers continue to explore innovative biomaterials and fabrication techniques to improve the performance and expand the range of biomedical applications.

The main aspects that will be covered by this Special Issue are as follows:

  • Advancements in biomaterials that are biocompatible, ensuring minimal immune response, and biodegradable to facilitate natural tissue regeneration.
  • The role of biomaterials in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, covering applications such as scaffolds, matrices, and delivery systems for cells and growth factors.
  • Innovative biomaterials designed for drug delivery, emphasizing controlled release, targeted delivery, and improved therapeutic efficacy.
  • The state-of-the-art characterization techniques used in assessing the physical, chemical, and biological properties of biomaterials.
  • Nanotechnology-based biomaterials, discussing their unique properties and applications in medicine. The challenges and opportunities in the development of nanoscale biomaterials.
  • The current challenges in the field and the insights into the future directions of biomaterial research, including emerging trends and potential breakthroughs.

Dr. Adina Magdalena Musuc
Guest Editor

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  • biocompatibility
  • biodegradability
  • tissue engineering
  • regenerative medicine
  • drug delivery systems
  • nanostructured biomaterials
  • hybrid and composite biomaterials
  • smart biomaterials
  • innovative fabrication techniques

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