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Open Access Review Article

Sugared biomaterial binding lectins: achievements and perspectives

Glycan-decorated biomaterials binding lectins are applied in bioimaging, targeted drug delivery, diagnostic and analytic methods. They comprise glycosylated nanoparticles, quantum dots, glycoarrays, glycopolymer clusters, micelles, and scaffolds based on aromatic, calixarene cores, glycopeptides or polysaccharides.

Graphical abstract: Sugared biomaterial binding lectins: achievements and perspectives
Open Access Review Article

Biodegradable liposome-encapsulated hydrogels for biomedical applications: a marriage of convenience

Liposome-encapsulated hydrogels have emerged as an attractive strategy for medical and pharmaceutical applications.

Graphical abstract: Biodegradable liposome-encapsulated hydrogels for biomedical applications: a marriage of convenience
Open Access Communication

Multiwalled carbon nanotube reinforced biomimetic bundled gel fibres

Biomimetic bundled fibre: Multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) reinforced bundled gel fibre is reported to obtain a cell culture scaffold with enhanced mechanical and electrical properties.

Graphical abstract: Multiwalled carbon nanotube reinforced biomimetic bundled gel fibres
Open Access Paper

Identification of polymer surface adsorbed proteins implicated in pluripotent human embryonic stem cell expansion

The discovery of heat shock proteins as candidates for human pluripotent stem cell culture using high throughput screening.

Graphical abstract: Identification of polymer surface adsorbed proteins implicated in pluripotent human embryonic stem cell expansion
Open Access Paper

Side chain variations radically alter the diffusion of poly(2-alkyl-2-oxazoline) functionalised nanoparticles through a mucosal barrier

Functionalised nanomaterials are useful as drug delivery vehicles and, in particular, mucus penetrating nanoparticles may improve drug bioavailability via the oral route.

Graphical abstract: Side chain variations radically alter the diffusion of poly(2-alkyl-2-oxazoline) functionalised nanoparticles through a mucosal barrier
Open Access Paper

Enhanced non-vitreous cryopreservation of immortalized and primary cells by ice-growth inhibiting polymers

Ice growth inhibiting polymers are shown to enhance the (non-vitrifying) cryopreservation of several cell lines and also primary hepatocytes.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced non-vitreous cryopreservation of immortalized and primary cells by ice-growth inhibiting polymers
Open Access Paper

Sustained release of active chemotherapeutics from injectable-solid β-hairpin peptide hydrogel

MAX8 β-hairpin peptide hydrogel is a solid, preformed gel that can be syringe injected due to shear-thinning properties and can recover solid gel properties immediately after injection.

Graphical abstract: Sustained release of active chemotherapeutics from injectable-solid β-hairpin peptide hydrogel
Open Access Paper

Oseltamivir-conjugated polymeric micelles prepared by RAFT living radical polymerization as a new active tumor targeting drug delivery platform

Synthetic steps and subsequent preparation of oseltamivir-conjugated micelles capable of targeting and triggering receptor-induced endocytosis in cancer cells.

Graphical abstract: Oseltamivir-conjugated polymeric micelles prepared by RAFT living radical polymerization as a new active tumor targeting drug delivery platform
Open Access Paper

Supra-molecular assembly of a lumican-derived peptide amphiphile enhances its collagen-stimulating activity

Lumican derived peptide amphiphiles can stimulate cells to produce greater amounts of collagen when used in an aggregated form. Moreover this effect is maintained following dilution suggesting that the aggregated forms are kinetically trapped when formed at high concentration.

Graphical abstract: Supra-molecular assembly of a lumican-derived peptide amphiphile enhances its collagen-stimulating activity
Open Access Correction

Correction: Self-assembling peptides for stem cell and tissue engineering

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This collection is made up of all Open Access articles published in Biomaterials Science in 2016. Please follow the links for free access.

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