Special Issue "Advance of Polymers Applied to Biomedical Applications: Biointerface"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2017) | Viewed by 102852
Interests: surface modification of polymers using plasma treatment; plasma polymerisation and grafting of polymers (polysaccharides, polyethylene glycol (PEG)) to create protein; cell and bacterial resistant surfaces
The study of polymeric biointerfaces is amongst the most innovative, dynamic and strongest growing research areas. Biointerfaces meets at the intersection of materials science, surface engineering, analytical chemistry, cell-biology, cell-surface interaction for the purpose of creating novel materials that can control or reproduce physical and biological function. The design and development of new biomaterials requires a fundamental understanding of what takes place at the interface between a synthetic or natural material and a biological entity. The aim of this review is to gain insights into biointerfacial phenomena underpinning biomaterial research to develop answers to fundamental biological questions. This field is supported by cutting-edge surface characterization techniques with unparalleled detection sensitivity and spatial resolution. The generation of the novel polymeric biointerfaces have implications for diverse range of fields, such as biotechnology, sensors, diagnostics, biomaterials, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, antimicrobial surfaces, drug delivery and additive manufacturing.
Dr. Raechelle D'Sa
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- Interactions of biomolecules and cells at the interface
- Role of surface characteristics/modification on biological response
- Design of materials at the nanoscale
- Plasma modification of biomaterials
- Materials as model systems for stem cell biology
- Materials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
- Antimicrobial surfaces
- Biomimetic materials
- Surfaces of nanoparticles in drug delivery