Biomedical Science and Engineering is an Open Access, online-only, peer-reviewed journal focusing on the publication of original manuscripts and authoritative review and opinion papers dealing with the application of engineering and technology principles and a wide range of physical, biological and chemical sciences for the design of biomaterials, scaffolds, drug delivery vehicles and biomedical sensors for regenerative medicine applications. Biomedical Science and Engineering is relevant to areas such as tissue engineering, nanomedicine, in vitro tissue modeling, cancer diagnosis and therapy, implantable devices, drug delivery, bionanotechnology and diagnostic systems.
Main topics include:
- Design of biomaterials, including biomaterial surface science, biomaterial mechanical characterization, synthesis of innovative biomaterials, biomimetic polymer blends, polymer composites, cell-biomaterial interactions, methods for biomaterial characterization, processing of biomaterials to obtain the required functionality.
- Design of scaffolds, including conventional and not conventional methods for scaffold preparation, methods for scaffold characterization, bioprinting technologies, injectable scaffolds for minimally invasive approaches, physicochemical modification of scaffolds (e.g. surface functionalisation and nanopatterning), cell-scaffold interaction, in vivo evaluation of scaffold performance.
- Drug-delivery systems, including polymer micro- and nanoparticles, hydrogels, targeted drug delivery, transport of nanoformulations through biological barriers, in vitro and in vivo characterization of drug delivery systems.
- In vitro models of tissues/organs, including the application of tissue engineering principles - based on the combination of biomaterials, cells and suitable in vitro dynamic stimulation in a bioreactor - for the engineering of tissue/organ models
- Sensor devices, including diagnostic and prognostic systems to detect biological markers, such as sensors based on molecularly imprinted polymers, magneto-immunosensors, etc.