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Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials and Industrial Production, University of Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy
Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials and Industrial Production, University of Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy

New Trends in Bio-Resorbable Metals

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closed (30 April 2023)
Manuscript submission deadline
closed (30 June 2023)
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Dear Colleagues,

Bio-resorbable metals are under study as promising materials to manufacture temporary biomedical devices to avoid the potential side effects of perpetual implants, such as the need for removal from the host body. Due to the increasing average age of the population and mobility of persons, we expect a larger number of patients requiring implants and prosthesis showing higher performance, such as modulated biodegradable absorption, better biocompatibility, ad hoc designed mechanical behavior, and so on. Therefore, the need arises to use a multi-disciplinary approach, to develop new or ameliorated alloys, improved biological response, tailored mechanical properties, improved surface treatments, etc., to provide support for the development of biodegradable metallic devices. Research into new metallic alloys, new functional surface modifications and coatings, improved biocompatibility, and new texturing and shaping technologies is, to date, among the most fertile areas of interest in both the academic and industrial fields.

This Topic on “New Trends in Bio-Resorbable Metals” aims to publish some of the best research and reviews in the area of metallic resorbable biomaterials applications and will cover topics such as:

  • Surface modifications for enhanced biological response
  • Surface modification for infection control
  • Biodegradable coatings
  • Bio-functionalization
  • Cold plasma treatments
  • Design of drug delivery systems
  • Additive manufacturing of metallic biomaterials
  • Biodegradable metallic biomaterials
  • New alloys as biomaterials
  • Porous metallic biomaterials
  • Osseointegration
  • Metal/tissue interfaces
  • Computer-aided design of metallic implants and prosthesis
  • Biomechanical design and characterization
  • New trends in metallic biomaterials

Prof. Dr. Tullio Monetta
Dr. Annalisa Acquesta
Topic Editors


  • Biodegradable coatings
  • Bio-functionalization
  • Metallic biomaterials
  • Osseointegration
  • Metallic implants and prosthesis
  • Surface modifications for enhanced biological response
  • Bioresorbable metals and alloys
  • Biomechanics
  • Controlled degradation
  • Degradation kynetics

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
- - 2021 19.4 Days CHF 1000
Journal of Functional Biomaterials
4.8 5.0 2010 13.9 Days CHF 2700
3.4 5.2 2008 14.7 Days CHF 2600
2.9 4.4 2011 15 Days CHF 2600

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