Biomaterials/Bio-ink Hydrogels from Biopolymers

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (5 November 2022)

Special Issue Editors

Nanomaterials Laboratory, Facultad de Ingeniería y Tecnología, Universidad San Sebastián, Sede Concepción, Chile
Interests: biopolymers; nanomedicine; drug delivery; hydrogels for advanced biomedical applications
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Institute of Nano-Engineering Research (INER), Department of Chemical, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering (Polymer Division), Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria West Campus, Staatsarillerie Rd., Pretoria 1083, South Africa
Interests: food packaging; drug delivery; biomedical application
Herff College of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
Interests: biopolymers; hydrogels; antibacterial nanomaterials; drug delivery; biomaterials for healthcare applications
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues

3D (three-dimensional) printing technique can be used in biomedical applications to reproduce suitable native tissues by using natural biopolymers. Biopolymers have been used to prepare potent hydrogel ink (additive). Their rheological properties have been improved by the addition of viscous polymers, such as: modified biopolymers and nanomaterials in order to obtain suitable physiological stability (dynamic state of living organisms) and for the attainment of high shape fidelity of the 3D printable biomaterials. Besides, natural biopolymers can form potent physical and chemical crosslinking interactions in biomaterials/bio-ink and improve the mechanical integrity/properties of the ink in order to form suitable hydrogels for tissue engineering in the healthcare environment.

This special issue will address the formation of innovative biomaterials/bio-ink hydrogels with nanomaterials for 3D printing biomaterials for use in advanced medical applications, such as: drug delivery, electronic skin, cartilage, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, nanomedicine, wound dressing, other biomedical applications, etc.. The main aim is to share new technologies for new generations.

Dr. Varaprasad Kokkarachedu
Prof. Dr. Rotimi Sadiku
Dr. Tippabattini Jayaramudu
Guest Editors

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  • biopolymers
  • biomaterials
  • hydrogels
  • nanocomposites
  • nanomedicine
  • drug delivery
  • 3D printing
  • physical and chemical crosslinkings
  • biocompatibility
  • regenerative medicine and tissue engineering
  • biodegradability
  • oxidized biopolymers

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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