Special Issue "Synthesis of Polymer Membranes and Their Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 October 2023 | Viewed by 9620
Polymeric membranes are employed increasingly in different medical aspects as physical barriers. For example, they are commonly used in Guided bone regeneration (GBR) to facilitate bone in-growth.
Different resorbable or non-resorbable polymeric membranes have been designed which will act as barriers, playing an important role by isolating soft tissue and allowing bone to grow. Several combinations of materials may be employed but the use of polymeric barrier membranes is highly encouraged as it prevented significant bone resorption during the healing period and, thus, greater mean ridge width gain is obtained. The barrier polymeric membrane excluded undesirable cells, for example, epithelial and connective tissue cells from populating the wound site, therefore allowing cells with regenerative potential, for example, osteoblasts to colonize the defect and form bone. Non-resorbable membranes, with polytetrafluroethyelene (PTFE) membranes as the maximum representative, have a superior space-making capability but there is a high frequency of wound dehiscence and the subsequent risk of bacterial contamination and infection that require retreatment. In addition, different bioactive and biomimetic treatments have been applied to increase the ability of these membranes to participate in the healing and regeneration of the bone.
The objective of this special issue is to highlight the new research in synthesis and characterization of new polymer membranes and its possible medical applications. Full research papers, communications and review articles are welcome.
Dr. Francisco Javier Manzano-Moreno
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- polymer membranes
- membrane aplications
- medical applications
- guided bone regeneration
- membrane fabrication
- bioactive treatment
- resorbable membranes
- non resorbable membranes