Special Issue "Current Development of Biopolymer for Biomedical 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: 20 December 2023 | Viewed by 95

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Gangliang Huang
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Guest Editor
Chongqing Key Laboratory of Inorganic Functional Materials, Chongqing Normal University, Chongqing, China
Interests: synthesis and activity screening of oligosaccharides; design and synthesis of carbohydrase inhibitors and research on structure–activity relationship; sugar chip technology; sugar nanotechnology; polysaccharide chemistry and polysaccharide biology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biopolymers are natural polymers produced by organisms; in other words, they are polymeric biomolecules derived from cellular or extracellular substances. According to the monomer units used and the structure of the biopolymers formed, biopolymers are divided into the following three categories: polynucleotides, peptides and polysaccharides. Because one of the main purposes of biomedical engineering is to imitate body parts to maintain normal body function, biopolymers are widely used in tissue engineering, medical equipment and pharmaceutical industries because of their biocompatibility. Many biopolymers can be used in regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, drug delivery and holistic medicine applications because of their mechanical properties. They have the characteristics of wound healing, bioactive catalysis and non-toxicity. Synthetic polymers may show a variety of shortcomings, such as immunogenic rejection and toxicity after degradation. Similar to the human body, many biopolymers usually have better body integration because they also have more complex structures. 

Prof. Dr. Gangliang Huang
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • biopolymer
  • biomedicine
  • regenerative medicine
  • tissue engineering
  • drug delivery
  • holistic medicine

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