Biomaterials are any substances — natural or synthetic, alone or made of multiple components — engineered to interact with biological systems for a medical purpose. Biomaterials science has experienced strong and steady growth and currently plays a prominent role in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
In particular, the development of multifunctional biomaterials, i.e. materials capable of simultaneously eliciting more than one biological response, represents an emerging area of research, which aims to address current unmet clinical challenges. Multifunctional biomaterials can be produced by a wide range of methods and techniques including electrospinning, 3D printing, molecule self-assembly, and surface functionalization, and are envisaged for applications as diverse as drug delivery systems, orthopedic and dental implants, cardiovascular medical devices, and scaffolds for engineering tissue.
This Special Issue seeks to address a broad spectrum of themes that demonstrate important physicochemical and biological properties of biomaterials, and the use of different multifunctional biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications. We are welcoming submissions of both original research articles and review articles covering these topics.
Dr. Carles Mas-Moruno
Submission Deadline: 30 June 2019
Manuscripts should be submitted online through Hapres Online Submission System. Please visit Guide for Authors before submitting a manuscript. Authors are encouraged to submit a paper as soon as it is ready and don’t need to wait until the deadline. Submissions will be sent to peer-review in order of arrival. Accepted papers will be published continuously in Regenerative Medicine Frontiers (RMF) and then gathered together on the special issue webpage. We welcome Research articles, Review papers and Short Communications. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Virtual Special Issue (VSI) is a collection of papers centered around a specific topic, led by an expert (Guest Editor) in the field. Virtual Special Issues are an important component of our journal and cover current hot topics within the scope of the journal.
All papers belonging to a Virtual Special Issue will be gathered together on a single webpage. They are published in the regular issues of the journal as soon as publishable, and labeled as belonging to the Virtual Special Issue. A link from each paper will take you to the Virtual Special Issue website.
Submissions to Virtual Special Issues will undergo the same rigorous peer-review process as regular papers submitted to the journal.
Ramon y Cajal Researcher and Lecturer in Biomaterials, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona 08034, Spain