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International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials
International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials


Special Issue on: "Management and Delivery of Acrylic and Ceramic-based Materials for Use in Hard Tissue Replacement"

Guest Editors:
Dr Nicholas Dunne, Dr Fraser Buchanan and Dr Janet Hill, Queen’s University of Belfast, UK
Professor Mark J. Jackson, Purdue University, USA

There is considerable interest in the use of nanotechnology to improve the application of acrylic and ceramic-based systems for hard tissue replacement. Prosthetic replacement of lost hard tissue must be able to withstand significant mechanical loads, bacterial biofilm formation, whilst remaining biocompatible and non-toxic.

In order to meet these demands, there is an urgent requirement to be able to control and maximise the different properties of acrylic and ceramics biomaterials for hard tissue replacement, with specific emphasis on the nanoscale properties that can be exploited to induce targeted physical, mechanical and biological responses, thereby offering significant improvements in the related clinical outcomes.

This special issue of IJNBM is dedicated to the publication of papers that reflect the current state-of-the-art of acrylic and ceramic-based systems for hard tissue replacement. As such, it provides an important opportunity for promoting the development of next generation of materials, surgical approaches, medical devices and implants

Subject Coverage
The subject coverage of this special issue includes, but is not limited to, topics that address:
  • Fundamental research in nanotechnology applied to acrylic and ceramic based materials
  • Papers on appropriate nanomaterials synthesis
  • Applied research and developments for the provision of relevant surgical approaches and techniques
  • Papers on applications of fundamental and applied research in appropriate industrial applications
  • Papers on the emerging technologies or innovations in appropriate materials nanomanufacturing and nanofabrication
  • Nanotechnologies for orthopaedic and hard tissue replacement surgical procedures
Interdisciplinary research that spans several fields is particularly welcome.

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 31 December 2008

Communication of peer reviews to authors: 31 March 2009

Deadline for revised manuscripts: 30 June 2009