Special issue: Smart polymeric materials for biomedical applications

Published 12 December, 2023


In recent years, notable progress has been achieved in the development of smart polymeric materials, opening up substantial opportunities in the field of medicine. Smart polymeric materials provide solutions to an array of medical challenges, spanning drug delivery systems, tissue engineering, and medical devices, among others. This special issue presents a compilation of the background, innovations, and breakthroughs in the intersection of materials science and biomedical research.

Topics covered:

  • Drug delivery
  • Tissue engineering
  • Responsive medical devices
  • Stimuli-responsive materials
  • Bio-inspired materials
  • Personalized medicine
  • Self-healing polymers
  • Shape-memory polymers
  • Smart hydrogels
  • Novel polymer synthesis

Important Deadlines:

  • Submission deadline: December 1, 2024

Submission Instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online, please select [VSI: Smart polymeric materials for biomedical applications] on submission.

Guest Editors:

  • Wei Zhang, University of Pittsburgh, the United States of America. Email: weizhang@pitt.edu

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