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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
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Matthias P. Lutolf and Jason A. Burdick
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM90034K, Editorial
Matthias P. Lutolf and Jason A. Burdick introduce this themed issue of Biomaterials Science on stem cell–materials interactions.
 
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00176A, Paper
Carbohydrate arrays are a vital tool in studying infection, probing the mechanisms of bacterial, viral and toxin adhesion and the development of new treatments, by mimicking the structure of the glycocalyx.
 
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00272E, Paper
Combinational chemotherapy is often used to prevent drug induced resistance in cancer.
 
Yinan Wang, Yohei Kotsuchibashi, Koichiro Uto, Mitsuhiro Ebara, Takao Aoyagi, Yang Liu and Ravin Narain
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00269E, Paper
A dual pH and glucose responsive boronic acid containing nanofiber was constructed for the reversible capture and release of lectins.
 
Ilaria E. Palamà, Barbara Cortese, Stefania D'Amone and Giuseppe Gigli
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00242C, Paper
GFP mRNA-protamine complex encapsulated poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) non-viral nanoparticles are proposed for the intracellular delivery of mRNA molecules.
 
Yahui Zhang, Yin Yu, Adil Akkouch, Amer Dababneh, Farzaneh Dolati and Ibrahim T. Ozbolat
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00234B, Paper
This paper highlight characterization of directly bioprinted perfusable vascular conduits for tissue engineering applications.
 
Anat Weizman, Inbal Michael, Naama Wiesel-Motiuk, Alireza Rezania and Shulamit Levenberg
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00304G, Paper
A 3D co-culture system of hESC-derived pancreatic progenitors and ECs that would take advantage of the potentially positive effects of ECs.
 
Biomater. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00215F, Paper
A rapidly-gelling injectable chitosan sponge crosslinked using guanosine 5′-diphosphate (GDP) is presented as a promising candidate for improving oligodendrocyte progenitor cells' (OPCs) attachment and differentiation.
 
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00153B, Paper
Antifreeze (glyco) proteins (AF(G)Ps) from the blood of polar fish species are extremely potent ice recrystallization inhibitors (IRI), but are difficult to synthesise or extract from natural sources.
 
Irja Elliott Donaghue, Charles H. Tator and Molly S. Shoichet
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00311J, Paper
The sustained release of neurotrophin-3 from a nanoparticle/hydrogel composite resulted in functional and tissue benefit after compressive spinal cord injury.
 
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00155A, Review Article
Nanotopographical cues observed in vivo (such as in the sinusoid and bone) closely resemble nanotopographies that in vitro have been shown to promote niche relevant stem cells behaviours; specifically, retention of multipotency and osteogenic differentiation on ordered and disordered nano-pits respectively. These and other observations highlight a potential role for nano topography in the stem cell niche.
 
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00237G, Paper
A moulding based strategy to explore the interplay between various polarization forces in epithelial cells during air liquid interface culture.
 
Rajendran Senthilkumar, Didem Şen Karaman, Preethy Paul, Emma M. Björk, Magnus Odén, John E. Eriksson and Jessica M. Rosenholm
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00278D, Paper
Chitosan-coated and FA-conjugated mesoporous silica nanorods were developed for cancer-cell targeted delivery of a novel naturally derived anticancer compound.
 
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00090K, Paper
We present a generic patterning process by which biomolecules in a passivated background are patterned directly from physiological buffer to microfabricated surfaces without the need for further processing.
 
D. S. Chu, D. L. Sellers, M. J. Bocek, A. E. Fischedick, P. J. Horner and S. H. Pun
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00259H, Communication
Enzymatically-responsive bivalirudin polymers loaded in thermoresponsive hydrogels mediate localized therapeutic peptide delivery in spinal cord injuries. These materials respond to upregulated remodelling enzymes to release therapeutic peptide into injured tissue.
 
Katarzyna A. Mosiewicz, Laura Kolb, André J. van der Vlies and Matthias P. Lutolf
Biomater. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00262H, Paper
A chemical scheme to control the stiffness of a synthetic hydrogel in space, time and intensity was developed to recapitulate the dynamic properties of natural extracellular matrices.
 
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.
 

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