Special Issue "Coating Deposition and Surface Functionalization of Implants for Biomedical Applications 2014"


A special issue of Journal of Functional Biomaterials (ISSN 2079-4983).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2015)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Antonella Sola

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Enzo Ferrari, Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Via Pietro Vivarelli, 10/1 (MO-26), 41125 Modena, Italy
Website: http://personale.unimore.it/rubrica/dettaglio/solant
Fax: +39 059 2056243
Interests: biomaterials; bioceramics; bioactive glasses; bioactive coatings; porous materials; scaffolds; glasses; ceramics; composite materials; functional coatings; sintering and thermal treatments

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The human body is able to promote spontaneous healing phenomena to face the adverse consequences of diseases, aging processes or traumatic events. However such natural reactions are not always sufficient to recover extensive functional losses and, in that case, medical or surgical interventions are required. For this reason, the demand for new biomaterials to support or restore the role of damaged tissues is a major clinical and socioeconomic need. The deposition of a proper coating or the chemicophysical treatment of the surface may boost the performance of implant devices, conveying site-specific properties to the substrate material. The apposition of glass-based glazes which resemble the original enamel of tooth, the chemical modification of titanium to activate the bone-bonding ability or the deposition of calcium-phosphate layers on metal substrates to elicit the surface development of hydroxyapatite a re just a few examples of the new approaches to improve the behaviour of medical grafts by means of biocoatings and surface functionalization methods.

Dr. Antonella Sola
Guest Editor


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  • biocoatings
  • functionalization
  • surface treatments
  • coating deposition methods
  • implant materials

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p. 153-170
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J. Funct. Biomater. 2015, 6(2), 153-170; doi:10.3390/jfb6020153
Received: 19 December 2014 / Revised: 19 March 2015 / Accepted: 24 March 2015 / Published: 31 March 2015
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J. Funct. Biomater. 2014, 5(3), 135-157; doi:10.3390/jfb5030135
Received: 10 July 2014 / Revised: 20 August 2014 / Accepted: 2 September 2014 / Published: 11 September 2014
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J. Funct. Biomater. 2014, 5(3), 158-166; doi:10.3390/jfb5030158
Received: 7 July 2014 / Revised: 13 August 2014 / Accepted: 4 September 2014 / Published: 11 September 2014
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