Special Issue "Polymeric Scaffold Materials for Tissue Engineering"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 January 2024 | Viewed by 9943
Interests: tissue engineering; scaffold; biomaterials; tissue regeneration; bio-based polyurethane; biofabrication
Interests: tissue engineering; tissue models; polyurethanes; surface modification
Interests: biomaterial design; smart drug delivery systems; multi-functional bioinks; 3D bioprinting; personalized medicine; chronic skin wound treatments; tissue models
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During recent decades, the design of smart and active materials for scaffold fabrications has attracted a widespread interest, driven by the need to engineer increasingly powerful platforms for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications. More recently, advanced biomaterials were also explored for the development of in vitro tissue models, opening up new possibilities in pharma research and toxicology studies. For all these applications, scaffolds are designed to accurately mimic and replicate the composition and the architecture of the native tissues in vitro.
Scaffolds are typically made of polymeric biomaterials and provide the structural support for cell attachment and subsequent tissue development. Scaffold constituent materials play a critical role by acting as synthetic frameworks, and thus their selection represents a crucial issue that is strongly related to the tissue they are expected to replace or replicate. As a consequence, materials strongly affect the resultant scaffolds properties, such as biodegradation behaviour and mechanical and biological properties. Furthermore, bulk or surface functionalization strategies can be adopted in order to better mimic the extracellular matrix composition and enhance cell adhesion.
Emerging fabrication technologies strongly improved the biomimicry of tissue architectures. In particular, 3D bioprinting has introduced new prospectives allowing for the generation of highly controlled structures, which include a more effective reproduction of pore size and the interconnection of native tissue, facilitating cell colonization as well as design reproducibility.
For this Special Issue, we welcome the submission of manuscripts related to polymer synthesis, modification, and evaluation in terms of biomedical applications and processability through the most advanced fabrication techniques. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcomed.
Dr. Soonmo Choi
Dr. Susanna Sartori
Dr. Rossella Laurano
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- bioactive materials
- surface treatment
- polymer synthesis
- materials characterisation
- tissue models
- regenerative medicine
- medical device regulation
- bioink design
- stimuli-responsive polymers
- composite materials
- tissue engineering
- surface modification
- functional materials