Special Issue "Antimicrobial Action of Biomaterials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2020).
Interests: biomaterials; materials engineering; medical textiles; surface functionalization; polymer processing; antimicrobial surfaces biomolecules
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The introduction of biomaterials as implantable devices has resulted in significant improvements in the patients’ quality of life. However, long-term use of biomaterials has been threatened by the adhesion and proliferation of microorganisms, which can interact and form biofilms. Formation of biofilms causes local infections and even implant failure, resulting, in some cases, in patient’s death. Many alternatives have been proposed over the years to prevent such events, including the use of antiseptics and antibiotics or the physical modification of the biomaterial surface, with the incorporation of biomolecules of interest. From specialized polymers and functional groups to silver, and more recently, antimicrobial peptides and essential oils (to name a few), different functionalization techniques and bulk biomaterials have been employed in this fight against microorganisms. With the increasing-resistance of pathogens, the search for more effective strategies has been the focus of biomaterials specialists.
This Special Issue seeks manuscript submissions that further our understanding about the antimicrobial action of specialized biomaterials, the alterations that can be made to the biomaterials’ surface and to which extent infection control can be attained. Submissions on the response of microorganisms to these implantable devices and new alternatives to reduce infection transmission and biofilm formation are especially encouraged.
Dr. Helena Felgueiras
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Biomaterials (processing and modification)
- Surface functionalization
- Biomedical devices (implantation)
- Antimicrobial agents
- Antimicrobial activity
- Biofilm prevention and infection control