Special Issue "Biopolymers for Tissue Engineering and Regeneration"

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 (31 July 2023) | Viewed by 219

Special Issue Editors

Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Interests: biomaterials; biodevices; cardiovascular/musculoskeletal tissue engineering; regenerative medicine; drug delivery; bioprinting; bioadhesives
Cell and Gene Therapy Laboratory, Wenzhou Institute, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wenzhou, China
Interests: tissue engineering; biomaterials; regenerative medicine
Henan Institute of Advanced Technology, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China
Interests: biomaterials; tissue engineering; ECM; nanoparticles

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are honored to serve as the guest editors for a Special Issue of Polymers (MDPI) titled “Biopolymers for Tissue Engineering and Regeneration”. This Special Issue is motivated by the growing interest in developing biopolymers as medical devices in tissue engineering for the regeneration of bone, tendon, cartilage, skeletal muscle, skin, ligament, vascular tissues, neural tissues, etc. Biopolymers are polymers produced from natural sources and can either be chemically synthesized from biological materials or completely biosynthesized from living organisms. Tissue engineering involves the fabrication of biomaterial scaffolds to treat or regenerate defective tissue and requires polymeric composite materials with the necessary composition, desired engineering properties, and adequate physicochemical behavior to support biological tissue growth. In recent years, biopolymers have been extensively used in a number of tissue-engineering and regenerative systems because they are biocompatible and biodegradable; have the desired physicochemical, biological, and mechanical properties; and do not trigger immune responses when placed in the human body. 

In general, this Special Issue is oriented to all types of biopolymers that are applied in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. These biopolymers include natural polymers, such as collagen, gelatin, hyaluronic acid, alginate, chitosan, pullulan, dextran, starch, cellulose, keratin, chitin, etc., and synthetic biopolymers, such as polylactic acid (PLA), poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL), polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA), Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB), etc.

Dr. Ying Chen
Dr. Shangwu Chen
Dr. Yazhou Chen
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.


  • biopolymers
  • biodevices
  • tissue engineering
  • regenerative medicine
  • hydrogels
  • 3D scaffolds
  • 3D bioprinting
  • tissue adhesives
  • electrospinning
  • nano-enabled systems

Published Papers

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