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Biomaterials and Tissue Technology (BTT)

Online ISSN: 2398-970X

Traian Chirila (Founding Editor in Chief)

Queensland Eye Institute

Queensland University of Technology

University of Queensland

University of Western Australia

Biomaterials and Tissue Technology (BTT) is an international peer-reviewed journal that covers all aspects of biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. It publishes studies on all types of biomaterials, including synthetic polymers and their composites, ceramics, glass, minerals, metals, wood, as well as biopolymers (e.g. collagen, chitosan, alginate etc.) and natural tissues, regarding topics such as synthesis, characterization, properties and surface modification; stability/degradation in physiologic media; cell/tissue-biomaterial interactions; applications as carriers in drug delivery systems, as implantable devices, and as scaffolds in tissue engineering; nano-structured biomaterials; and biomimetics. Other applications can include bioimaging, micro/nanoelectromechanical systems for biomedical applications (bioMEMS/bioNEMS), biosensors, biofabrication, biotribology and artificial organs.

Tissue technology is an emerging field that offers hope to the people with compromised tissue function.
It focuses on the creation of biological substitutes containing viable and functioning cells for the restoration, maintenance and improvement of tissue function. It is a multidisciplinary field that covers not only aspects pertaining to tissue engineering but also to platform technologies for developing tissue/biomaterial products that incorporate biomaterial scaffolds, genetically-engineered cells or progenitor/stem cells, and systems for delivery of bioactive agents, such as biosignaling molecules. Considering that the autografts are still the gold standard and that our body is complex and sophisticated bioreactor, it can be said that tissue technology is ultimately biomimetic.

It is the aim of this journal to provide a peer-reviewed forum for the publication of original research reports, authoritative reviews, and opinion papers dealing with important issues facing the use of biomaterials in clinical practice. Contributions do not need to be novel, as confirmatory and replication studies will be also considered, however they must present new findings, which can include reporting negative findings.

Case reports are published only if related to the use of biomaterials, implantable devices, and tissue regeneration procedures.

BTT welcomes direct submissions from authors: Attach your word file with e- mail and send it to

Please, follow the Instructions for Authors. In the cover letter add the name and e-mail address of 5 proposed reviewers (we can choose them or not).

Copyright is retained by the authors and articles can be freely used and distributed by others. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work, first published by BTT, is properly cited.

Prof Traian Chirila

Professor Traian Chirila holds a BEng in polymer technology and a PhD in organic chemistry. In 1986 he joined Lions Eye Institute in Perth, Australia, as a Senior Scientist where he established a department for research and development of polymeric biomaterials for ophthalmology.

In 2005, he joined the newly founded Queensland Eye Institute (QEI) in Brisbane, Australia, where he was offered a position of Senior Scientist to continue his research and to establish a department of ophthalmic biomaterials and tissue engineering.

Currently, he is the Chief Scientist of QEI, and also holds three adjunct/honorary professorships at the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland (in the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, and in the Faculty of Medicine), and a Honorary Research Fellowship at the University of Western Australia. He is a member of Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, and of American Chemical Society, and was made a Fellow of Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) in 1992. He received the RACI Polymer Division Citation in 1993 and the RACI Applied Research Medal in 1999. In 2014 he was awarded the SRB Excellence Award by the Romanian Society for Biomaterials. In 2015 he was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University “Politehnica” of Timisoara, Romania, his Alma Mater.

Professor Chirila’s main research interests include polymer science, hydrogels, ophthalmic biomaterials, tissue engineering, supramolecular polymers, and sustained drug release. His activity and publications contributed seminally to the field of biomaterials and tissue engineering. He is the inventor of the AlphaCor™ artificial cornea and the AlphaSphere™ orbital implant. His group at QEI was the first to use silk proteins as biomaterials in ophthalmology.

Traian’s activity has resulted to date in about 190 journal articles and book chapters, about the same number of conference presentations, and is a named inventor on 13 patents. He edited 2 books, 2 journal special issues, and is on the editorial boards of 11 journals. Professor Chirila presented invited lectures in China, USA, Japan, Romania, Italy, France, Switzerland, Korea, Germany and The Netherlands. 

Editorial Board

Brian J. Tighe

Head of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
Aston University Birmingham

Che J Connon

Professor of Tissue Engineering
Institute of Genetic Medicine
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Chih-Chang Chu

Biomedical Engineering and Fiber Science Program
Cornell University
New York

Dale S Feldman

Department of Engineering
University of Alabama Birmingham

Eben Alsberg

Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedic Surgery
Case Western Reserve Unversity

Hossein Saidpour

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Birmingham City University

Iulian Antoniac

Materials Science & Engineering
University Politehnica of Bucharest

Jonathan Lakey

Biomedical Engineering
University of California, Irvine

Kinda Khalaf

Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Khalifa University
Abu Dhabi

Lawrence Gettleman

Prosthodontics & Biomaterials
School of Dentistry
University of Louisville

Meital Zilberman

Department of Biomedical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Tel Aviv University

Miguel Gonzalez

Schepens Eye Research Institute and
Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
Harvard University

Min Wang

Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Murugan Ramalingam

Associate Professor
Department of Dental Surgery
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
University of Strasbourg (UdS)

Nicholas P Ziats

Professor of Pathology
Biomedical Engineering and Anatomy
Case Western Reserve University

Quan Yuan

Senior Research Scientist
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Purdue University

Robert M Pilliar

Professor Emeritus
University of Toronto

Roche C. de Guzman

Assistant Professor
Department of Engineering
Hofstra University
Hempstead New York

Santanu Dhara

Associate Professor
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Seda Kizilel

Associate Professor
College of Engineering
Kos University
Istambul, Turkey

Shiwei Zhou

Senior Lecturer
Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials School of Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering RMIT University

Shmuel Einav

Department of Biomedical Engineering
Tel Aviv & Stony Brook Universities

Shuko Suzuki

Senior Scientist
Queensland Eye Institute, Brisbane

Thomas Vinoy

Assistant Professor
School of Engineering
University of Alabama Birmingham

Tim Dargaville

Associate Professor
Science & Engineering Faculty
Queensland University of Technology
Brisbane, Australia

Tina Chowdhury

Senior Lecturer in Regenerative Medicine
Institute of Bioengineering
Queen Mary University of London

T S Sampath Kumar

Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai, India

Vinay V Abhyankar

Group Leader
Biological Microsystems
UT Arlington Research Institute
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Vincenzo Guarino

Research Scientist
Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials (IPCB)
National Research Council of Italy
Naples, Italy

Early View

Volume 1, Issue 1

The effect of gelling ion on alginate microcapsule size and encapsulated islet efficacy for treating type 1 diabetes

Ariel Dalisay Michael Alexander Grace Kummerfeld Antonio Flores Ka-Hei Chan Rahul Krishnan Jonathan RT Lakey

Research Article-Biomaterials and Tissue Technology (BTT)

October 12, 2016

Heparin-like polyelectrolyte multilayer coatings based on fungal sulfated chitosan decrease platelet adhesion due to the increased hydration and reduced stiffness

Garry Kerch Mickael Chausson Sandrine Gautier Remo Merijs Meri Janis Zicans Eriks Jakobsons Michael Joner

Short Communication-Biomaterials and Tissue Technology (BTT)

January 17, 2017

A prospective randomised study comparing the current surgical informed consent form with a modified, pre-printed consent form

Traian V. Chirila Shuko Suzuki Ophélie Delcroix

Research Article-Biomaterials and Tissue Technology (BTT)

January 20, 2017

Porous poly (2-oxazoline) scaffolds for developing 3D primary human tissue culture

David J. van der Heide Bart Verbraeken Richard Hoogenboom Tim R. Dargaville Danica K. Hickey

Research Article-Biomaterials and Tissue Technology (BTT)

January 23, 2017

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