Special Issue "Novel Biopolymer Applications in Tissue Engineering"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 239

Special Issue Editor

INSERM UMR1229 RMeS Laboratory, Faculty of Dental Surgery, University Hospital of Nantes, Nantes University, Nantes, France
Interests: polymer; biomaterials; scaffolds; hydrogels; issue engineering; bone regeneration; delivery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biopolymers are natural polymers from living organisms of diverse origins, including plant, animal, fungi, bacteria and algae. They are used based on their intrinsic properties. Indeed, these polymers offer advantages over synthetic materials because of their biocompatibility, biodegradability, lower antigenicity and renewability. They have material properties that allow them to be easily molded for the development of numerous devices, such as nanomedicines, vesicles, scaffolds, hydrogels and so on.

This Special Issue aims to investigate the use of advanced bio-polymers in tissue engineering. The scope will focus on the different aspects of tissue engineering, including material preparations, formulations and characterizations, cell/material interactions and tissue regeneration. Ideally, contributions should provide a full range of investigations, ranging from in vitro to in vivo.

With a focus on biopolymer applications, potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Bio-based polymeric materials;
  • Formulations;
  • Biodegradability of polymeric materials;
  • Cell/polymer interactions;
  • Tissue engineering (with a special interest in osteo-articular tissue engineering);
  • Histology and immuno-histology;
  • Cell differentiation;
  • Inflammatory response;
  • Animal model/in vivo tissue regeneration.

Dr. Gildas Réthoré
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • polymers
  • bio-polymers
  • formulation
  • scaffolds
  • hydrogels
  • polymer biology interface
  • tissue engineering
  • in vivo

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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