Biomaterials and Medical Applications

Toshiharu Shinoka

Editorial Board Member

Department of Surgery
The Ohio State University, USA

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About the Journal

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Biomaterials & Medical Applications (BMA) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, a new frontier among the Material Sciences Journals; aims to publish the most complete and reliable source of information on the current research advancements of Biomaterials Sciences. The Journal mainly promotes the novel emerging Biomaterial applications to Medical Sciences like Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine, Bionanotechnology, developing medical devices, implants and diagnostic systems.

Biomaterials & Medical Applications mainly focuses on all the key areas of Biomaterials Engineering to clinical practice and medical technologies. The scope of the Journal encompasses the study of Biomaterials: Synthesis & Characterization, types of materials used in Medicine and the development of Biomaterials for Medical applications.

The journal accepts original manuscripts in the form of research article, review article, short communication, scientific correspondence, letters to editor and editorials for publication. All the articles published are open access and can be easily accessed online without paying any subscription charges.

Manuscripts can be submitted online through online submission system or as an e-mail attachment to the editorial office at [email protected] or [email protected]. All the submitted articles are screened through a peer review system. Approval of at least two independent reviewers is mandatory for the acceptance of the manuscript. The whole process of review and article processing can be easily tracked online.

Biomaterials

Biomaterials are biocompatible,non toxic, non carcinogenic,non immunogenic and non tetratogenic synthetic substance with adequate physical and mechanical properties used widely in medical applications to augment or replace a natural body function(therapeutic uses)that can be implanted or partially implanted or used as totally external devices. Medical applications include drug delivery,clinical therapies, regenerative medicines,tissue engineering,implantable devices.

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Biomaterials in Drug Delivery

Drug delivery decribes the formulations or technologies of transfering or administering a drug or pharmaceutical product in desired amount inside the body to achieve the desired therapeutic effect.It should be safe and reliable with proper dosage.Drug release is from diffusion, degradation, swelling, and affinity-based mechanisms. The rapid growth of nanoscale materials led the existance of injectable targeted drug delivery systems in the form of inserts (vaginal,ophthalmic), implants (intramuscular),topical(skin patches), surface coated (oral tablets),injected nanocarrier ( polymer-drug conjugates) etc.

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Bioelectrodes and Biosensors

Bioelectrodes are sensors used to transmit information into or out of the bodyand are mainly applied in cardiology and neurology applications. Surface or transcutaneous electrodes used to monitor or measure electrical events in the body. A biosensor uses biological molecules, tissues, organisms to measure chemical or biochemical concentrations. Biosensors can be used in many medical and non-medical applications. Biomedical sensors detect simple physical parameters like blood pressure or temperature to blood glucose. Biosensors works by changing the pH, ions, blood gases (O2, CO2 and etc.), drugs, hormones, proteins, viruses, bacteria, tumors and etc.

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Tissue Engineering

Tissue engineering utilizes the living cells along with engineering methods and suitable biocompatible and physiochemical factors for improving or replacing biological tissues(blader,skin,muscles,blood vessels,bone,cartilages).It mainly involves the use of a scaffold for the formation of new viable tissue for a medical purpose. It performs specific biochemical functions using cells within an artificially-created support system (e.g. an artificial pancreas, or a bio artificial liver).

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Orthopedic Bio-materials

Orthopedic biomaterials are implantable devices acting as substitutes for the injured or damaged tissues such as bone,cartilages,joints,ligaments,tendons so as to perform the regular biological functions at ease. These include hip-knee joint replacements,spine implants, bone allografts etc. These are biocompatabile,non toxic and non immunogenic synthetic substances.

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Cardiovascular Implantable Devices

Cardiovascular is the study related to the circulatory system that includes functioning of heart and blood vessels (artery,capillaries,veins and veinule),oxygen transport ,carbon dioxide and waste elimination ,blood pumping,Circulatory loops(pulmonary circulation loop and Systemic circulation loop),Coronary circulation,Hepatic portal circulation,heart chambers,heart valves,auricle and ventricle,blood(RBC,WBC,Platelets,plasma). Cardiovascular diseases is the leading cause of death in most of the developed countries.In cardiovascular applications biomaterials can be used as heart valves,cardiac pacemaker, stent grafts,vascular grafts,blood vessel prostheses that improves cardiac function. These are biocompatible and non hazardous to human body.

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Dental Restorative Materials

Dental practises is the healing arts concerned with the teeth and associated structures of the oral cavity, including prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and restoration of defective or missing teeth e.g., the restoration of tooth crowns and bridges, root replacements and surgical procedures performed in and about the oral cavity. Dental restorative materials can be used for both long and short term applications. The biomaterials should be biocompatible, bond and match permanently with tooth structure,exhibit similar properties a sthat of tooth enamel and dentin along with other tissues,capable of initiating tissue repair.

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Wound Healing and Skin Regeneration

Wound healing and skin regeneration deals with the structure and function, restoration of injured or diseased tissues.The healing processes include blood clotting, tissue mending, scarring, and bone healing. The biomaterials should be biocampatible, non carcinogenic, painless, inexpensive, bacterials resistant, easily applicable,non antigenic and long shelf life.It covers the studies and research related to cellular and molecular biology, connective tissue, and biological mediator studies in the field of tissue repair and regeneration.

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Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine restores the structure and functionality of the damaged tissues and organs. It works on the regeneration of body parts and organs from a person's own cells and tissues. This eliminates the tissue rejection concept.It covers cell based regenerative therapies,stem cell transplantation,fetal stem cells,cancer stem cells,bone marrow stem cells etc.

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Ophthalmics Implants

Ophthalmics is the study related to eye tissue.The tissues of the eye can suffer from several diseases, leading to reduced vision and eventually blindness. Ophthalmics implants are the biomaterials which are used mainly in contact lenses,intraocular lenses,glaucoma shunts,Ophthalmic viscosurgical device,retinal prostheses etc. Intralocular lenses is mostly made of PMM,silicone,elastomer and good vision is restored immediately after the insertion of lens.

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