Alexander Henn, Maija-Liisa Mattinen
Received: March 08, 2019; Published: April 26, 2019; doi:10.21926/rpm.1902001
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Hossein Hosseinkhani, PhD
Professor, Innovation Center for Advanced Technology, Matrix, Inc., New York, USA
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Research Interests: biomaterials; nanotechnology; biomedical engineering; drug delivery; tissue engineering; biosensors
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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: 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: Formulation – Property Effects of Novel Soy Protein Based Wound Dressings Loaded with Ibuprofen
Authors: Lia Ofek1, Daniella Goder2, Meital Zilberman1, 2
1 Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, ISRAEL
2 Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, ISRAEL
Wound management constitutes a significant field in medical care, as millions of wounds require treatment worldwide every year. Soy protein has the advantages of being a highly biocompatible, easily processed, relatively cheap natural polymer, which can be used for wound dressing applications. In this study, solvent cast soy protein films, plasticized by glycerol and cross-linked by glyoxal, were thermally treated and tested for their mechanical properties as a function of the various processing parameters. Samples were then loaded with the analgesic drug Ibuprofen and investigated for their drug release profile. Cross-linking and plasticizing were found to be essential in order to enable high mechanical strength while maintaining sufficient flexibility. Higher heat treatment temperature and longer treatment duration resulted in higher tensile strength and Young’s modulus, and lower tensile strain, while higher concentrations of glycerol had the opposite effect. Release profiles of Ibuprofen from the films exhibited a medium burst release of 71-83% in the initial 6 hours, followed by a decreasing release rate. The glycerol content practically did not affect the drug release profile. Our research shows that the novel soy protein based films are of high potential to provide immediate pain relief after injury while exhibiting adequate tensile mechanical properties, and therefore are attractive for wound coverage application.
Title: Engineering Bacterial Cellulose for Diverse Biomedical Applications
Authors: Justyn Jaworski 1, Sana Sandhu2
1 Dept. of Bioengineering, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX USA
2 Dept. of Advanced Materials Science & Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, South Korea
Increasing interest in bacterial cellulose due to the huge potential which exists for the development of this new biomaterial for medical applications has been met with recent growth in research in engineering this unique microbial manufactured material. The mechanical properties, porosity, and biocompatibility of bacterial cellulose derived biomaterials are particularly attractive for use in wound healing, tissue engineering, and drug delivery applications. Advances in synthetic biology and soft materials engineering are pushing the value of this biomaterial to new levels. This review provides and in-depth discussion of these most recent approaches in processing as well as physical, chemical, and genetic modification of bacterial cellulose toward further improvement and expansion of its functionality. In addition, we provide specific attention to the marketed applications of the resulting engineered materials for medical research and conclude with prospective areas of consideration for expanding the clinical utility of this biomaterial to new directions.
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