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Biomaterials and Antimicrobial Materials for Orthopaedic Application 2.0

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: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 190

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Department of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego 27, 50-370 Wrocław, Poland
Interests: synthesis of metallic nanoparticles; nanofibers; antimicrobial activity; photodynamic therapy
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Dear Colleagues,

Bone is a complex tissue that continuously undergoes dynamic biological remodelling to maintain homeostasis. However, healing in large and critical defect areas is often impaired, leading to inferior bone regeneration and extended hospitalization periods. Along with this, the increasing number of bone fractures and orthopaedic-related injuries due to the exponential growth of the elderly population has prompted researchers to explore biomaterials to address these issues. To promote bone regeneration, many therapeutic strategies have been suggested, including scaffolds, stem cells, and growth factors. Moreover, antimicrobial effects should be considered due to their ability to protect against infection. Hence, the selection of appropriate biomaterials has become one of the key success paths for orthopaedic applications.

This Special Issue focuses on studies and applications of biomaterials and/or antimicrobial materials that are essential for orthopaedic applications. The main aim of this Special Issue is to publish original research articles that showcase the advanced development of biomaterials for orthopaedic applications, antimicrobial scaffolding for bone tissue engineering, or a comprehensive analysis of antimicrobial materials. Review articles that discuss the current trends in the field of antimicrobial biomaterials in orthopaedic applications will also be considered in this Special Issue.

Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Biomaterials for orthopaedic applications;
  • The role of antibacterial biomaterials in regenerative medicine;
  • Bone tissue engineering scaffolds with antibacterial activity;
  • Mechanisms of action of antimicrobial nanomaterials;
  • Future perspectives for antimicrobial nanomaterials.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Irena Maliszewska
Guest Editor

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  • biomaterials
  • antimicrobial materials
  • orthopaedic application
  • regenerative medicine
  • biocompatible polymers
  • scaffold tissue engineering
  • bone regeneration
  • spine
  • hydrogel
  • cryogel
  • stem cell

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