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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Correction: Self-assembling peptides for stem cell and tissue engineering
About this collection
This collection is made up of all Open Access articles published in Biomaterials Science in 2016. Please follow the links for free access.