Special Issue "Biopolymer-Based Biomimetic Scaffolds"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 7484
Interests: biomaterials for tissue engineering; organ-on-chip; lung toxicology; kidney tissue engineering
Interests: 3D tumor models; hydrogel; cell-responsive/instructive hydrogels; regenerative medicine; biomedical engineering; vascularization therapies; tissue engineering; cell-biomaterial interactions
Interests: biomaterials; hydrogels; protein-based biomaterials; tissue engineering; electroconductive hydrogels; 3D printing; neural regeneration; mechanobiology; complex mechanical hydrogel and tissue properties; cell–material interaction
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As is widely known, tissue engineering offers a unique alternative to current clinical treatments. With the aim of developing a complex living-tissue replacement, concerted efforts must be focused on creating extracellular-matrix-mimicking biomaterials that encourage interactions with host cells to unlock the body’s innate powers of organization and self-repair.
There are several technologies available for the fabrication of biomimetic scaffolds that focus on the use of a substance innately able (or engineered) to assume a desirable form that can be applied to both synthesize a 3D cellular microenvironment for cell accommodation and guide new tissue formation. Moreover, the identification of a material able to maintain its structure and integrity for predictable periods of time can ensure new tissue formation and maturation. Among the materials used in tissue engineering, naturally occurring biopolymers are often chosen as they show high biocompatibility, a favorable pro-remodeling host immune response and an instructive micro-environment for tissue remodeling. Their ability to mimic the chemical properties of native extracellular matrix represents a great advantage that allows the fabrication of biomimetic scaffolds for the evaluation of cellular responses to material cues, providing tools for the in vitro modeling of disease and the treatment of patients using precision medicine.
This Special Issue covers current research (original research papers, review articles and short communications) that focuses on the development and characterization of innovative biomimetic scaffolds made of naturally occurring polymers, which are used to recapitulate tissue formation and repair mechanisms within a 3D functional microenvironment.
Dr. Chiara Emma Campiglio
Dr. Sílvia J. Bidarra
Dr. Thomas Distler
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- natural polymers
- biomimetic structure
- tissue engineering
- cell–material interaction