Special Issue "Biocompatibility of Materials 2016"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 27 April 2017
Prof. Dr. Mohan Jacob
Electronic Materials Research Lab, College of Science and Engineering, Technology and Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4811, Australia
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Interests: polymer thin films; plasma polymerisation; biocompatibility; biotechnology; biofouling; electronic materials; organic semiconductors; microwave characterisation of superconductors and dielectric materials
Biocompatibility is a very important requirement for developing materials for implantable devices, especially since the interaction of living systems or tissue with the device can influence the possible rate of infection. It is vital that the materials used for developing implantable electronic devices or for encapsulation of devices should have good biocompatibility so that immunological rejection can be avoided. A biocompatibility study can reveal the impending toxicity ensuing from bodily contact with a foreign body, material or implanted device. Medical devices are generally fabricated using biocompatible materials, but it is also critical to test the biocompatibility of the full device. The objective of this Special Issue entitled “Biocompatibility of Materials” is to report on biocompatibility studies of novel and/or improved advanced materials that can be used for biomedical applications and medical devices. High quality papers highlighting reviews and original research work in the area of biomaterials, biocompatible materials, bio-resorbable materials, biofouling and any materials or devices that can be used for biomedical applications are sought.
Mohan V. Jacob
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com 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. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as 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.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
• Implantable devices