Special Issue "Biopolymers for Medical 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: closed (30 April 2020) | Viewed by 81814
Interests: polymers; biopolymers; biomaterials; tissue engineering; cosmetic chemistry
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Biopolymers play a pivotal role in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. They can be also used for the preparation of wound dressing materials and cosmetics. Among the biopolymer family, polysaccharides and proteins are the most widely applied biopolymers in the biomedical field. Special attention has been paid to collagen, chitosan, hyaluronic acid, elastin, keratin, and silk fibroin-based materials. The above biopolymers can be used to prepare thin films, sponges, and scaffolds. Moreover, biopolymers can form a matrix for the incorporation of inorganic particles. In the last two decades it has been a new trend in preparation of biopolymer based materials using the blend of two or even three biopolymers. Biopolymer blends have attracted academic attention, and several blends have attracted industrial attention too because they exhibit improvements in properties required in the biomedical field in comparison to materials made of single biopolymers.
This Issue provides an opportunity to discuss trends in the field of biopolymers and biopolymer blends for medical applications; address the fundamental understanding of the structure–properties relationship for materials design; and highlight new, advanced, and functional materials developed from biopolymers.
Prof. Dr. Alina Sionkowska
- medical applications