Special Issue "Photocrosslinkable Polymers for Biomedical Applications"

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 December 2023 | Viewed by 172

Special Issue Editors

Replimune Inc., Leominster, MA, USA
Interests: biomaterial; scaffold; tissue engineering; material characterization; crosslinking; polymer engineering; microscopy; rheology; 3D printing
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
Interests: biomaterial; nanoparticles; immune engineering; hydrogels; tissue engineering; drug delivery; cell delivery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Polymers have demonstrated a great deal of promise in the field of regenerative medicine, as evidenced by previous research. Being widely used as tissue-engineered scaffolds, drug delivery vehicles, wound dressings, intra-ocular lenses, etc., the applications of polymers are varied. Of particular scientific interest are polymers that are triggered to crosslink using an external energy source. This Special Issue will emphasize photocrosslinkable polymers used in biomedical applications.

Topics of interest include the synthesis and material characterization of novel visible light crosslinkable biopolymers; their applications in fields such as tissue engineering, drug screening, drug delivery, biosensing, etc.; and their fabrication using techniques such as 3D printing, electrospinning, stereolithography, laser direct writing, and inkjet printing. Please note that research is not limited to the above-mentioned topics but can be extended to cover all areas involving the applicability of photocrosslinkable polymers in biomedical engineering.

We take great pleasure in cordially inviting you to submit your original research/review/communication articles to this Special Issue. We hope to put together a body of original research and comprehensive scholarly works from researchers from notable groups in the academic community.

We would greatly appreciate it if you would consider being one of our authors.

Dr. Shweta Anil Kumar
Dr. Laura J. Suggs
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • photocrosslinking
  • photoinitiator
  • polymer
  • drug delivery
  • tissue engineering
  • scaffold
  • biosensing
  • biofabrication
  • wound dressings
  • biomedical engineering

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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