Special Issue "Surfaces Modification and Analysis for Innovative Biomaterials"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019).
Interests: development and characterization of innovative polymeric biomaterials; surface modification methods; surface analysis techniques; surface composition and properties
The surface of a biomaterial defines its reactivity, driving biological responses. Therefore, the physico-chemical features of biomaterial surfaces require special attention. Indeed, they could be properly tuned in order to elicit specific bioreactions, leading to a safe and predictable biomaterial integration.
To reach this goal, several surface modification strategies are available, including chemical and electrochemical functionalizations, modifications of topography and/or morphology. Each of these treatments demands an accurate analysis of the modified surface. Hence, surface characterization techniques contribute to the biomaterial optimization, exploring and predicting in vivo and in vitro interactions, monitoring reproducibility, contaminations and stability, shedding light on biomaterials’ advantages and drawbacks.
Contributions to this Special Issue are welcomed on all topics of biomaterial surface modification and analysis. Especially appreciated are papers dealing with new strategies to direct and control surface-driven interactions or works that discuss the main progresses in surface modification and analyses from a critical perspective.
Prof. Elvira De Giglio
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.ynsqex.icu by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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- Surface modification
- surface analysis
- surface characterization techniques
- biomaterial surface