Themed collection Biomaterials Science 10th Anniversary: Top papers from Asia-Pacific
Short to ultrashort peptide-based hydrogels as a platform for biomedical applications
Short peptides have attracted much attention due to their easy synthesis, diverse functionalisation possibilities, low cost, possibility to make a large range of hierarchical nanostructures and most importantly their high biocompatibility and biodegradability.
Keratin: dissolution, extraction and biomedical application
A comprehensive review that compared the properties of keratin extracted by different extraction methods and investigated keratin suitability for biomedical applications.
Utilising inorganic nanocarriers for gene delivery
The delivery of genetic materials into cells to elicit cellular response has been extensively studied by biomaterials scientists globally.
Poly(trimethylene carbonate)-based polymers engineered for biodegradable functional biomaterials
This review presents recent examples of applications and functionalization strategies of poly(trimethylene carbonate), its copolymers, and its derivatives to exploit the unique physicochemical properties of the aliphatic polycarbonate backbone.
Hyaluronic acid-based extracellular matrix triggers spontaneous M2-like polarity of monocyte/macrophage
HA-based matrix spontaneously triggers M2-like polarity of human monocytes/macrophages through the CD44-mediated activation of STAT3.
Tannic acid-based nanogel as an efficient anti-inflammatory agent
Biologically produced reactive oxygen species (ROS) are important signaling molecules in the human body.
Nanogel hybrid assembly for exosome intracellular delivery: effects on endocytosis and fusion by exosome surface polymer engineering
Surface polymer engineering was applied with a carrier of exosomes, namely, the amphiphilic cationic CHP (cCHP) nanogel, to improve the delivery of exosome content by forming complexes with the exosomes.
Applying macromolecular crowding to 3D bioprinting: fabrication of 3D hierarchical porous collagen-based hydrogel constructs
3D bioprinting of hierarchical porous structures for tissue engineering.
The effects of poly(dimethylsiloxane) surface silanization on the mesenchymal stem cell fate
Surface silanization with 3-aminopropyl triethoxy silane (APTES) ± glutaraldehyde (GA) enhanced the biocompatibility of poly(dimethylsiloxane) surfaces for long term cell culture investigation.
Dual-drug delivery of curcumin and platinum drugs in polymeric micelles enhances the synergistic effects: a double act for the treatment of multidrug-resistant cancer
Combinational chemotherapy is often used to prevent drug induced resistance in cancer.
Fabrication of zeolite–polymer composite nanofibers for removal of uremic toxins from kidney failure patients
We demonstrate the fabrication of zeolite–polymer composite nanofibers for removal of uremic toxins from kidney failure patients, especially in resource-limited environments such as disaster areas and the developing world.
catechol conjugation converts water-insoluble chitosan into a highly water-soluble, adhesive chitosan derivative for hydrogels and LbL assembly
Mussel-inspired chitosan–catechol exhibits superior water-solubility and adhesiveness to unmodified chitosan, which results in facile formation of hydrogels and layer-by-layer assembly.
Bio-ink properties and printability for
extrusion printing living cells
A series of techniques are presented to characterise the specific requirements needed to print a 3D scaffold successfully for tissue engineering.
The effect of
silicate ions on proliferation, osteogenic differentiation and cell signalling pathways (WNT and SHH) of bone marrow stromal cells
SiO32− ions promote the proliferation and differentiation via activating bone-related gene/protein expression and signalling pathway of BMSCs.
Bio-ink for on-demand printing of living cells
A bio-ink based on a microgel suspension allowed the controlled placement of living cells though drop-on-demand bioprinting.
About this collection
This online collection features some of the most cited, most downloaded and most shared articles from Asia-Pacific published in Biomaterials Science during the first 10 years of the journal.
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