Special Issue "Marine-Derived Biomaterials for Tissue Regeneration"

A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomaterials of Marine Origin".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 75

Special Issue Editors

3B’s Research Group, I3Bs—Research Institute on Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics, University of Minho, Headquarters of the European Institute of Excellence on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, AvePark, Parque de Ciência e Tecnologia, Zona Industrial da Gandra, 4805-017 Barco, Portugal
Interests: marine biomaterials; bioinspired materials; tissue engineering; marine biotechnology; valorization of byproducts; biorefinery and circular economy; surface modification; biomedical applications
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Dr. Gabriela S. Diogo
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Guest Editor
3B’s Research Group, I3Bs—Research Institute on Biomaterials, Bisodegradables and Biomimetics, University of Minho, Headquarters of the European Institute of Excellence on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, AvePark, Parque de Ciência e Tecnologia, Zona Industrial da Gandra, 4805-017 Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: biological and bioinspired materials; marine collagen; 3D structures for tissue engineering (TE); regenerative medicine applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The processing of different materials derived from marine origin organisms has been explored in order to design of a broad range of medical applications, specifically in tissue engineering. Polymers and polysaccharides have been preferred for soft-tissue applications, while minerals like biosilicates and calcium phosphates, as well as composites, have found use in the regeneration of hard tissues. Combining materials technology and biotechnology, including advanced techniques (3D printing/bioprinting) of material processing, can be a step forward in the development of more complex and customized biomaterials and thus contribute to the booming field of personalized medicine. Another approach that is beginning to be addressed relies on the biological activities associated to some of those materials, enabling researchers to combine a structural role with a biochemical feature.

The present Special Issue aims to gather new insights on the latest advances in using marine biomass for the production of bio(functional) biomaterials, thus sitting at the interface between blue and red biotechnologies.

We invite colleagues to contribute with a research paper or review manuscript on the development of innovative blue biomaterials for use in tissue regeneration

Dr. Tiago H. Silva
Dr. Gabriela S. Diogo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Marine Drugs is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • polymers
  • polysaccharides
  • minerals
  • ceramics
  • marine biomaterials
  • customized biomaterials
  • tissue regeneration
  • collagen
  • chitin and chitosan
  • fish by-products

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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