Special Issue "Biopolymer for Biomedical Application"
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 March 2024 | Viewed by 1582
Interests: inulin; biopolymers; edible packaging; food; environment
Biopolymers, while initially developed for food industry applications, have become widely used across various disciplines. The physicochemical properties, mechanical performance, high stability, degradability and microencapsulation capacity, make biopolymers adaptable to many other fields and functions. They can be designed for personalized and specialized biocompatibility, and are for the most part non-toxic, non-allergenic, and biodegradable. These properties, coupled with the ease of development and manipulation, have advanced the use of biopolymers beyond the original intent.
Because they are biologically active molecules, biopolymers have broad application in the biomedical domain. Forms of these molecules (e.g., hydrogels, microcapsules, films, coatings) are used in tissue engineering, wound dressings, in the design of medical implants, in drug delivery, and many other uses.
The purpose of the special issue "Biopolymer for Biomedical Application" is to highlight new discoveries, progress, and future directions of biopolymers in biomedical applications. We invite authors in the field to submit their latest original research papers, review articles, or short communications.
Dr. Roxana Gheorghita
Dr. Gheorghe Gutt
Manuscript Submission Information
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- biomedical applications
- films and coatings
- tissue engineering
- wound dressings
- modern biomedicine
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