Polymers: Bio-Based Medical Textile

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 March 2025 | Viewed by 277

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Department of Drug Sciences, University of Pavia, Via Taramelli 12, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Interests: biodegradable polymers; micro- and nano-particulate systems; 3D scaffolds; medical device; polymer degradation; 3D bioprinting; electrospinning; tissue engineering; wound healing
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Department of Environmental Science and Policy, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: bio-based material; circular economy; green chemistry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Medical textiles, often known as med-tech, is a new sector that has emerged as a result of the convergence of textile technology and medical science. The research and discovery of new materials derived from renewable sources is one of the crucial points for the growth of this field. The transition of medical textiles from synthetic to bio-based materials gives the medical textile sector tremendous opportunities in a variety of applications. With the development of new fibers and manufacturing technologies for yarns and fabrics, new areas of application for medical textiles have been identified. Therefore, this Special Issue will provide an open forum to draw the attention of academic researchers and industrial experts towards investigating different developments of medical textiles for potential medical applications. Topics in this Special Issue will include articles related, but not limited, to (i) bio-based polymers for medical textiles; (ii) textiles in healthcare and hygiene; (iii) non implantable and implantable medical textiles; (iv) drug-releasing medical textiles; (v) medical textiles for highly advanced medical devices, and (vi) advanced textile manufacturing technologies (electrospinning, 3D printing, etc.). Articles and review are welcome for submission to this Special Issue.

Dr. Rossella Dorati
Dr. Rita Nasti
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • medical textiles
  • biobased polymers
  • healthcare and hygiene
  • non implantable and implantable
  • drug-release
  • medical devices
  • manufacturing technologies

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