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Special Issue "Polymers for Wound Dressings"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Applications".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2023 | Viewed by 6984
Special Issue Editor
Interests: polymer-based drug delivery systems; wound dressings; organic synthesis; antimalarials; anticancer; polymer-drug conjugates
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Special Issue in Pharmaceutics: Polymer-Based Wound Dressings
Special Issue Information
Polymers have been widely used for the development of wound dressings. Natural polymers were the earliest scaffold materials used in clinical applications due to their good interactions with cells. Combinations of synthetic and natural polymers have resulted in improved cell attachment, biodegradability, etc. The use of polymers for the design of wound dressings has generated scaffolds in different forms such as nanofibers, membranes, films, foams, sponges, hydrogels, 3D structures, etc. The numerous advantages offered by polymers include excellent tailorable properties, easy processing, flexibility for chemical modifications, affordability, overcoming toxicity, ready availability, degradability, and biocompatibility supporting skin regeneration, and ability to be used as skin substitutes. These features have motivated researchers to design different classes of polymer-based wound dressings with excellent features for different types of wounds, resulting in accelerated wound healing.
This Special Issue of Polymers, entitled "Polymer for Wound Dressing" aims to present a collection of original research and review articles on the development and characterization of polymer-based materials for wound dressings, skin regeneration, and antibacterial treatment. Authors are invited to share recent advances in polymer-based materials developed for wound dressings, skin regeneration, and polymer-based delivery systems for the delivery of antibacterial agents together with their future perspectives.
Prof. Dr. Blessing Atim Aderibigbe
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- wound dressings
- 3D printing
- tissue engineering
- skin regeneration
- polymeric scaffolds design
- synthetic polymers
- chronic wounds
- acute wounds
- electrospun nanofibers
- self-healing materials
- advanced materials
- regenerative medicine
- polymer nanoparticles
- antibacterial activity
- polymer-based composites
- polymer-drug conjugates
- transdermal patches
- polymeric microneedles