Recent Progress in Materials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of Materials. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics. Also, it aims to enhance the international exchange of scientific activities in materials science and technology.
Recent Progress in Materials publishes original high quality experimental and theoretical papers and reviews on basic and applied research in the field of materials science and engineering, with focus on synthesis, processing, constitution, and properties of all classes of materials. Particular emphasis is placed on microstructural design, phase relations, computational thermodynamics, and kinetics at the nano to macro scale. Contributions may also focus on progress in advanced characterization techniques.
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Applications and Development of Biomaterials in Medicine
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2020 (Open) Submit Now
Hossein Hosseinkhani, PhD
Professor, Innovation Center for Advanced Technology, Matrix, Inc., New York, USA
Research Interests: biomaterials; nanotechnology; biomedical engineering; drug delivery; tissue engineering; biosensors
About This Topic
Biomaterials, are any substance that has been engineered to interact with biological systems for a medical purpose, which can be derived either from nature or synthesized in the laboratory using a variety of chemical approaches utilizing metallic components, polymers, ceramics or composite materials. They are often used and/or adapted for a medical application, and thus comprise whole or part of a living structure or biomedical device which performs, augments, or replaces a natural function. Biomaterials are also used every day in dental applications, surgery, and drug delivery. A biomaterial may also be an autograft, allograft or xenograft used as a transplant material. Nevertheless, biomaterials must be compatible with the body, and there are often issues of biocompatibility which must be resolved before a product can be placed on the market and used in a clinical setting. Therefore, biomaterials play an important role in modern medicine, but they have many shortcomings and need further development and improvement.
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Biomaterials; Medicine; Applications and Developments; Biocompatibility
Title: Using Acoustic Fields to Enhance the Activity of ECM-based Biomaterials
Authors: Emma G. Norris, Diane Dalecki, and Denise C. Hocking
Affiliation: Pharmacology and Physiology and of Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester, USA
Title: 3D Printed Polymeric Medical Devices: Current Progress and Pitfalls
Authors: Andrew C Weems
Affiliation: University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Title: The use of biomaterials in chronic sinusitis
Authors: Jivianne T. Lee
Affiliation: Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, USA
Title: Hydrogels for Neural Applications: Models and Therapeutics
Authors: Stuart I Jenkins, Chris F Adams
Affiliation: Neural Tissue Engineering Group, Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine (ISTM), Keele University, UK
Title: Polyphenolic compounds used in biomaterials science
Authors: B. Kaczmarek, K. Nadolna, A. Owczarek
Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry of Biomaterials and Cosmetics, Gagarin 7, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
Title: Polystyrene topography sticker array for cell-based assays
Authors: Heizel Rosado-Galindo 1 and Maribella Domenech-García 2
1 University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus-Bioengineering Program;
2 University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus-Department of Chemical Engineering
Several studies have highlighted the ability of cells to respond to different physical cues in their
natural microenvironment. Consequently, many microfabrication techniques and materials have
been used to generate topographical cues on substrates. However, most of the fabrication
methods and materials require high technical expertise, and employ materials that lose their
properties due to cell remodeling which limits broader implementation in culture platforms and
long-term studies. We propose to employ a topographical array of culture surfaces made of
polystyrene to examine the impact of physical stimulus on cell behavior. The proposed
technology consists of culture substrates of defined roughness, depth and curvature fabricated
on polystyrene films using razor printing (xurography) and an in-house designed polisher, bound
to the bottom of a culture well using a double-sided medical grade tape. This strategy provides
an easy and fast way (1hr prototyping time) to generate micropatterns on polystyrene surfaces.
Our results show that the polystyrene sticker array is non-toxic to cells and the topographical
patterns influenced the growth, adhesion and secretome of cells supporting its potential for in
Keywords: cell culture; xurography; substrate topography; razor printing; cell behavior
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