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Biomaterials Science

Biomaterials Science is an international, high impact journal bringing together the molecular and mesoscopic interactions of biomaterials and their potential applications
Impact Factor Pending 12 Issues per Year Immediacy Index: 0.890
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Tamotsu Zako, Miya Yoshimoto, Hiroshi Hyodo, Hidehiro Kishimoto, Masaaki Ito, Kazuhiro Kaneko, Kohei Soga and Mizuo Maeda
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00232F, Paper
Cancer-specific NIR–NIR imaging was demonstrated using streptavidin-functionalized rare earth ion-doped yttrium oxide nanoparticles and biotinylated antibodies on cancer cells and human colon cancer tissues.
Akhilesh K. Gaharwar, Alpesh Patel, Alireza Dolatshahi-Pirouz, Hongbin Zhang, Kaushik Rangarajan, Giorgio Iviglia, Su-Ryon Shin, Mohammad Asif Hussain and Ali Khademhosseini
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00222A, Paper
We report fabrication of stiff, elastomeric nanocomposites by covalently crosslinking poly(glycerol sebacate) (PGS) and CNTs for biomedical applications.
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00187G, Paper
Thiol–ene photoclick hydrogels with tunable biomechanical and biochemical properties for biological applications, including controlled cell culture, regenerative medicine, and drug delivery.
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00246F, Review Article
This review discusses the development and application of cell-derived matrices (CDM) in cell biology, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
Shuangshuang Chen, Xuemin Lu, Ying Hu and Qinghua Lu
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00233D, Paper
PS honeycomb structured surfaces were modified into both cell-philic and cell-phobic by dip-coating and casting polySBMA, respectively, which was inspired by two typically adhesive behaviours of fish skin and Parthenocissus tricuspidata.
G. Gunkel-Grabole, S. Sigg, M. Lomora, S. Lörcher, C. G. Palivan and W. P. Meier
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00230J, Review Article
The application of nanocarriers composed of synthetic polymers or peptides for delivery of functional biomacromolecules and as nanoreactors is discussed.
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3BM60326A, Paper
Heparin switches the conformation of relaxed fibrillar fibronectin. This conformation upregulates osteogenic differentiation of hMSCs, but only when locked-in by fixation.
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00109E, Paper
In this paper, we firstly describe a facile method by which sequential attachment of different adhesion peptides to a nanotopographical, self-assembled block copolymer cell culture surface is made possible through orthogonal click chemistry.
James-Kevin Y. Tan, Jennifer L. Choi, Hua Wei, Joan G. Schellinger and Suzie H. Pun
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00240G, Paper
Reducible, dibromomaleimide-linked polycations exhibit reduced cytotoxicity compared to their non-degradable analogs and can be site-specifically functionalized.
Binata Joddar, Takashi Hoshiba, Guoping Chen and Yoshihiro Ito
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00126E, Minireview
There have been great efforts to develop cell culture systems using chemically-fixed cells or decellularized matrices to regulate stem cell functions.
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00142G, Paper
We developed a strategy for dual-stage delivery of fibroblast growth factor 1 (FGF-1) and bone morphogenetic protein 4 (BMP-4) within 3D biomimetic hydrogels to promote adipogenesis of human adipose-derived stromal cells.
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00164H, Paper
A modular peptide, made of hydroxyapatite (HA)-binding and osteogenic motifs, is found to induce the osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells once presented on the HA substrates.
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00159A, Paper
Forty percent (but not 20%) methacrylic acid in smooth copolymer films resulted in increased expression of inflammatory and angiogenic genes in dTHP1 cells and migratory genes in HUVEC.
Ri-Sheng Yao, Wei-bo Zhang, Xian-Zhu Yang, Jian Liu and Hong-Tao Liu
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00203B, Paper
HPMC/PAA nanogel was successfully synthesized by surfactant-free polymerization for insulin delivery in vivo.
Tina Gulin-Sarfraz, Jixi Zhang, Diti Desai, Jarmo Teuho, Jawad Sarfraz, Hua Jiang, Chunfu Zhang, Cecilia Sahlgren, Mika Lindén, Hongchen Gu and Jessica M. Rosenholm
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00221K, Paper
The joint effect of surface functionalization and an external magnetic field on cellular labeling was studied.
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00200H, Review Article
This review highlights the important and instructive role of the vasculature (red) in stem cell (green) niches.
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00238E, Communication
We report preliminary findings suggesting that the diameter of internalised calcium phosphate particles/aggregates is critical to cell fate, with diameters larger than 1.5 μm leading to cell death.
R. Muhammad, S. H. Lim, S. H. Goh, J. B. K. Law, M. S. M. Saifullah, G. W. Ho and E. K. F. Yim
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00212A, Paper
A sub-100 nm nano-imprinted TiO2 layer significantly inhibited the proliferation of SMCs and increased the proliferation of HUVECs. Focal adhesions size, density and distribution were significantly modulated by nano-imprinted TiO2.
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00168K, Paper
Electrical stimulation induced cytoskeletal protein reorganization of neural cells on a PEDOT-CNT coated stainless steel neural probe.
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00128A, Review Article
The review sheds light on and the role of biophysical parameters in the microenvironment of the blood-forming, hematopoietic stem cells.
Cairnan R. E. Duffy, Rong Zhang, Siew-Eng How, Annamaria Lilienkampf, Guilhem Tourniaire, Wei Hu, Christopher C. West, Paul de Sousa and Mark Bradley
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00112E, Paper
Defined polymer substrates supported the growth of mesenchymal stem cells in long-term culture while maintaining their phenotype and lineage potential.
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00106K, Paper
Purification of stem cell cultures improves the interaction with tissue engineered fibrin scaffolds and reduces the potentially tumorigenic cell population.
Yujie Ma, Martin P. Neubauer, Julian Thiele, Andreas Fery and W. T. S. Huck
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00104D, Paper
Mesenchymal stem cells are encapsulated in a 3D fibrinogen–hyaluronic acid culture through droplet microfluidics, whose morphology, multipotency and differentiation are studied.
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00053F, Paper
ADSC spheroids derived on various biomaterials present different in vitro properties, which may explain their different efficacies in cartilage repair.
A. D. Celiz, J. G. W. Smith, A. K. Patel, R. Langer, D. G. Anderson, D. A. Barrett, L. E. Young, M. C. Davies, C. Denning and M. R. Alexander
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00054D, Communication
Chemically diverse polymer microarrays as a powerful screening tool for the discovery of new materials for a variety of applications.

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