Nanomaterials for biomedical applications

Dr. Muhammad Anwaar Nazeer, National Textile University, Pakistan
Dr. Seda Kizilel, Koc University, Turkey
Dr. Filippo Pierini, IPPT PAN, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Due to their unique features and interactions at the nanoscale, nanomaterials have demonstrated significant potential for a variety of biological applications. It should be noted that in order to use nanomaterials in biological applications, having a full understanding of their possible toxicity and long-term impacts is needed. To guarantee their effective translation into clinical practise, extensive research is being performed to examine their safety, biocompatibility, and regulatory issues. Overall, nanomaterials have enormous prospects in a wide range of biological applications, including targeted drug delivery and diagnostics, tissue engineering, and therapies. Their distinct features and capabilities contribute to the advancement of novel solutions for enhancing human health and well-being.

Contributions to this thematic issue may include but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials such as liposomes, polymeric nanoparticles, dendrimers, and carbon nanotubes applied to drug and gene delivery systems.
  • Application of nanomaterials such as quantum dots, gold nanoparticles, and magnetic nanoparticles to imaging, biosensing, and diagnostics.
  • Nanomaterials such as nanofibers, nanopatterned surfaces, and nanocomposite materials as scaffold materials for tissue engineering and regeneration.
  • Nanomaterials such as metallic nanoparticles and carbon-based nanomaterials with photothermal properties which can be used as therapeutic agents.
  • Nanomaterials applied to implantable devices and prosthetics.

Submission deadline: August 31, 2024

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