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!
Engineered protein matrix transplant improves bone regeneration in rat model
Artificial protein builds novel material from buckyballs
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
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
Bioinks for biofabrication: current state and future perspectives
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
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