Various polymers including natural polymers and synthetic polymers (biodegradable or non-biodegradable), and their composites with ceramics or bioglasses, in the forms of pre-fabricated scaffolds or injectable hydrogels/cements, have been widely used in bone regeneration. This specific issue focuses on the recent progress in related to the development, understanding, and use of polymer-based biomaterials in the space of orthopedic applications.
Topics include but not limited to:
- New polymers and polymeric biomaterials/devices for bone regeneration;
- Organic/inorganic hybrid self-setting bone cements;
- Instructive biomaterials that regulate metabolism, osteogenic differentiation, mineralization, vascularization, antimicrobial property, and immune response for orthopedic applications;
- Biomanufacturing, micro-/nano-fabrication, and 3D printing in orthopedic applications;
- Biomaterials-mediated mechanical stimulation for bone regeneration;
- Cell-laden scaffolds or hydrogels for bone regeneration;
- Clinical applications of polymeric bone biomaterials.
Original research articles, communications as well as review papers are all welcomed.
Please choose "VSI: Polymeric Bone Biomaterials" when submitting your paper.
- Submission deadline: April 30, 2020
- Publication deadline: TBD
- Jinshan Guo, Southern Medical University, China
- Zhongkui Hong, University of South Dakota, USA
- Xuesong Zhu, Soochow University, China
- Chao Zhao, University of Alabama, USA
- Dongfang Zhou, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China