Special Issue "Bio-Based Polymers for Biomedical Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2023) | Viewed by 31086
Interests: nanocarriers; topical drug delivery systems; dermal absorption; skin models; in vitro studies; nanomedicine; transdermal delivery; transmucosal delivery; cronocosmetic; skin biodistribution
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Interests: targeted drug delivery; mucoadhesion; nanotechnology; polymer blended pH-sensitive micro/nano-carrier; oral controlled drug delivery; polymer-based hydrogels; electrospray/electrospinning.
This Special Issue on “Bio-based polymers for biomedical applications” is devoted to the dissemination of high-quality original research articles or comprehensive reviews on cutting-edge developments in this interdisciplinary field with a focus on biomedical applications, i.e., drug delivery, tissue engineering, bioadhesion, etc. The ongoing advancement of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine requires new multifunctional and adaptive biopolymeric materials, which have to be appropriate for various medical applications.
In recent years, bio-based polymers, have been used and extensively studied in various applications, especially biomedical applications, because they are biocompatible, biodegradable, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly materials. The incorporation of a biologically active compound into the polymeric matrix can prevent degradation, control release, improve absorption, enhance therapeutic effect and potentially decrease the frequency of administration. In the design of suitable bio-based polymeric drug-delivery systems, the following key aspects must be considered: these materials should not produce an inflammatory reaction, should have suitable mechanical properties for their intended use, their degradation time should be in accordance with their function, and they should exhibit an appropriate permeability for the designed application. The biomedical polymers exhibit a far-reaching variability in their physical and chemical characteristics, allowing for the adjustment of their biocompatibility, bioactivity, stimuli responsiveness, biodegradability, etc.
Dr. Mireia Mallandrich
Dr. Abul Kalam Azad
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- bio-based and biodegradable polymeric composites
- site-specific-drug delivery matrix
- ph-sensitive polymeric composites
- polymers blended oral control drug-delivery systems
- polymers blended topical and transdermal formulations
- biopolymer synthesized carriers for skin drug delivery
- polymers-based bioactive compounds encapsulation
- polymers blended films and hydrogels for biomedical applications
- bio-based polymer characterization