Polymer Materials: Advances in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical 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: closed (15 February 2024) | Viewed by 178

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Chemistry, University of Torino, Via Pietro Giuria 7, 10125 Torino, Italy
Interests: UHMWPE; PEEK; implant retrieval analysis; polymers degradation; antioxidants
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Department of Chemistry, University of Torino, Via Pietro Giuria 7, 10125 Torino, Italy
Interests: bio-derived polymers; green processes; polymers processing; carbon precursors; waste treatment
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of polymeric biomaterials over the past 50 years has revolutionized the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry. Thanks to their wide range of chemical, mechanical and biocompatibility properties, synthetic and natural polymers have long been successfully applied in medical devices, implants, scaffolds, drug delivery systems, diagnostics and medicine formulations; however, continuous advancements in polymer science and technology make the preparation of new systems and new applications possible every day. The synthesis of novel functional polymers, the functionalization and modification of natural or synthetic polymers, the preparation of biocomposites and hybrid nanostructures, new processing technologies and different fabrication strategies continuously offer novel and tailorable solutions to clinical and therapeutic issues.

This Special Issue focuses on recent advances in biomedical and pharmaceutical applications of polymer materials. Research areas may include (but are not limited to): synthesis, modification, characterization and study of the structure–properties relationships of synthetic or natural polymers; as well as polymer composites and nanocomposites for applications as functional biomaterials in prostheses, scaffolds, tissue regeneration, drug delivery systems, sensors and biosensors. Manuscripts focusing on processing and preparation methods such as 3D and 4D printing, electrospinning, self-assembly behavior, etc. are equally welcome. We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Pierangiola Bracco
Dr. Claudio Cecone
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.


  • biomaterials
  • biopolymers
  • biodegradable polymers
  • scaffolds
  • tissue engineering
  • drug delivery
  • hydrogels
  • 3D printing
  • electrospinning
  • medical device

Published Papers

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