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Themed collection 29th Annual Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials

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29th annual conference of the European Society for Biomaterials

Guest editors Pamela Habibovic, Sandra Hofmann and Jeroen van den Beucken introduce this themed collection on behalf of the European Society for Biomaterials, showcasing research presented at the 29th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Biomaterials, Maastricht, 2018.

Graphical abstract: 29th annual conference of the European Society for Biomaterials
Open Access Review Article

Meta-biomaterials

Meta-biomaterials are designer biomaterials with unusual and even unprecedented properties that primarily originate from their geometrical designs at different (usually smaller) length scales.

Graphical abstract: Meta-biomaterials
Open Access Paper

Hemodynamic loads distinctively impact the secretory profile of biomaterial-activated macrophages – implications for in situ vascular tissue engineering

Macrophages play a governing role in material-driven tissue regeneration. Here we show that the paracrine signals of macrophages to direct tissue regeneration and scaffold degradation are dependent on hemodynamic loads.

Graphical abstract: Hemodynamic loads distinctively impact the secretory profile of biomaterial-activated macrophages – implications for in situ vascular tissue engineering
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Silk based scaffolds with immunomodulatory capacity: anti-inflammatory effects of nicotinic acid

Here we show that 3D silk scaffolds loaded with nicotinic acid have great potential for tissue engineering due to their excellent cytocompatibility and ability to decrease the expression of proinflammatory markers in a concentration dependent manner.

Graphical abstract: Silk based scaffolds with immunomodulatory capacity: anti-inflammatory effects of nicotinic acid
Open Access Paper

Multi-component supramolecular fibers with elastomeric properties and controlled drug release

Supramolecular fibers fabricated by co-axial electrospinning combine load-bearing properties and sustained drug release of hydrophobic and UPy-modified drugs.

Graphical abstract: Multi-component supramolecular fibers with elastomeric properties and controlled drug release
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Sustained delivery of growth factors with high loading efficiency in a layer by layer assembly

Layer by layer (LBL) assembly garnered considerable interest due to its ability to generate multifunctional films with high tunability and versatility in terms of substrates and polyelectrolytes, allowing the option to use complex devices and drugs.

Graphical abstract: Sustained delivery of growth factors with high loading efficiency in a layer by layer assembly
Open Access Paper

Chemobrionic structures in tissue engineering: self-assembling calcium phosphate tubes as cellular scaffolds

A diverse range of complex patterns and mineralised hierarchical microstructures can be derived from chemobrionic systems. In this work, we explore chemobrionic calcium phosphate tubes as cellular scaffolds.

Graphical abstract: Chemobrionic structures in tissue engineering: self-assembling calcium phosphate tubes as cellular scaffolds
Open Access Paper

Amphiphilic tri- and tetra-block co-polymers combining versatile functionality with facile assembly into cytocompatible nanoparticles

Control in ROP allows polymers to be synthesized with a wide range of architectures and self-assembly properties.

Graphical abstract: Amphiphilic tri- and tetra-block co-polymers combining versatile functionality with facile assembly into cytocompatible nanoparticles
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About this collection

This special collection has been Guest Edited by Pamela Habibovic, Sandra Hofmann, and Jeroen van den Beucken, on behalf of the European Society for Biomaterials, and showcases some of the research presented at the 29th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Biomaterials in Maastricht in September 2018.

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