Marine Biomaterials for Wound Healing

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 2406

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Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: biomaterials; tissue engineering; wound dressing; nanocomposite
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Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Brno University of Technology, 601 90 Brno, Czech Republic
Interests: materials science; biomaterials; smart hydrogel; nancomposite; tissue regeneration; wound dressing; nanofiber; 3D scaffold; aerogels' polymer physics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Marine resources play an important role in the production of high-value materials owing to their potential and their properties such as biodegradability, biocompatibility, and stimulating osteogenesis without any toxicity. Nowadays, there are an increasing number of biomaterials that are based on marine organisms. These marine biomaterials that have been found and studied have excellent biological activity, unique chemical structure, good biocompatibility, low toxicity, and suitable degradation, and are attractive for use in tissue material engineering and regenerative medicine applications. The use of marine biomaterials such as chitin, cellulose, collagen, and alginate for designing wound dressings and wound-healing materials has generated 2D/3D materials in different forms such as nanofibers, membranes, films, foams, sponges, hydrogels, 3D structures, etc. The numerous advantages offered by marine biomaterials include acceptable tailorable properties, flexibility for chemical modifications, affordability, biocompatibility, ready availability, biodegradability, nontoxicity supporting skin regeneration, and the ability to be used as skin substitutes.

This Special Issue of Marine Drugs, entitled " Marine Biomaterials for Wound Healing", will present a collection of original research and review articles on the fabrication, properties, and characterization of biomaterials from different marine sources for wound-healing applications and skin regeneration. Of particular interest for this issue are marine biomaterials for wound healing and biomaterial-based marine sources for use in tissue engineering applications, especially skin regeneration. 

Dr. Rasha Abdelrahman
Dr. Abdelmohsen Abdellatif
Guest Editors

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  • marine biomaterials
  • biomaterials: chitin/chitosan, alginate, cellulose, collagen, hyaluronan
  • 3D printing
  • tissue engineering
  • marine source
  • wound healing/dressing
  • skin burns
  • drug carriers

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