Introduction to the spotlight on biomaterials

Biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine are the topic of a 3-month focus on RegMedNet.

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Apr 01, 2016
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Welcome to the RegMedNet spotlight on biomaterials!

Biomaterials are a major area for the development of regenerative medicines, encompassing improved delivery methods for cell and drugs, 3D printing tissues and a whole host of other uses to support the repair, replacement or regeneration of diseased or damaged tissues and organs. However, there are still roadblocks to the widespread market and clinical use of these products, such as biocompatability and regulation. Furthermore, the development of biomaterials requires coordinated efforts from many disciplines, including cell biologists, engineers and chemists.

Our spotlight on biomaterials aims to advance the discussion in this crucial area with a 3-month focus featuring a selection of content, including journal articles, culminating in a panel discussion where experts from the field will look at the current state of the field and discuss key topics and controversies.

We hope you enjoy the spotlight and welcome any queries and feedback!

News

Engineered protein matrix transplant improves bone regeneration in rat model

Artificial protein builds novel material from buckyballs

Editorials

Role of Biomaterial Scaffolds in Tissue Engineering and Stem Cell Therapy

Peptide-based supramolecular gels for tissue engineering

Optimization Criteria of Engineered Cardiac Patches for Myocardial Regeneration Therapy

Interviews

Creating new advanced materials and technologies for regenerative medicine: an interview with Kevin Shakesheff

Bioinks for building body parts: an interview with Danny Cabrera

Rapid 3D bioprinting for precision tissue engineering: an interview with Dr Shaochen Chen

Reviews

Bioinks for biofabrication: current state and future perspectives

Journal articles

Protein-based materials in load-bearing tissue-engineering applications

Current state of 3D printing in tissue engineering

Tissue engineering advances in spine surgery

Mesoporous silica nanoparticles in tissue engineering – a perspective

Nanoparticle drug delivery systems and their use in cardiac tissue therapy

Rebuilding the infarcted heart with noncellular material

Developing a nondestructive method for human mesenchymal stem cells dose evaluation in a highly porous scaffold for bone regeneration

Engineering the nanoenvironment for regenerative medicine

Aligned nanofibers direct human dermal fibroblasts to tenogenic phenotype in vitro and enhance tendon regeneration in vivo

Physical and mechanical factors involved in tissue engineering of cartilage

Influence of porosity and pore shape on structural, mechanical and biological properties of poly ϵ-caprolactone electro-spun fibrous scaffolds

Human adipose-derived stem cells promote vascularization of collagen-based scaffolds transplanted into nude mice

Bioprinting of polymer microparticles, cells and a protein at ambient conditions

Other content

Panel discussion on biomaterials for regenerative medicine

eBook chapters: Hot topics in biomaterials

Presentation: Optimization of functional, perfusable vascular networks within tissue-engineered hydrogels

Presentation: The Electrospinning Company Ltd


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