Themed collection Journal of Materials Chemistry B Advisory Board Collection
Controlled polymerization for the development of bioconjugate polymers and materials
Conjugates of various biopolymers with synthetic polymers were prepared via living radical polymerization. The conjugates have precise structures and potential for novel biofunctional materials.
Macromolecular crowding for materials-directed controlled self-assembly
This review summarizes recent progress in research on macromolecular crowding for controlled self-assembly in the field of bio-related materials chemistry.
H2S-Donating trisulfide linkers confer unexpected biological behaviour to poly(ethylene glycol)–cholesteryl conjugates
A comprehensive in vitro study into trisulfide-bearing PEG-conjugates was conducted. For these materials the combination of a cholesteryl group and an H2S donating moiety is required to confer cytoprotective and ROS-mitigating effects.
pH-Responsive copolymer micelles to enhance itraconazole efficacy against Candida albicans biofilms
Candida albicans (C. albicans) is a common fungal pathogen causing both localised and systemic infections.
Stretching of fibroblast cells on micropatterned gelatin on silicone elastomer
Micropatterned gelatin was formed on the silicone elastomer surface. The micropattern enabled cell alignment, regulation of the cell shape, and endowed the cells with resistance against mechanical stress.
Polymeric arsenicals as scaffolds for functional and responsive hydrogels
Here arsenohydrogels are introduced for the first time as functional, tuneable and responsive hydrogels.
Open vessel free radical photopolymerization of double network gels for biomaterial applications using glucose oxidase
Use of the enzyme glucose oxidase (GOx) allowed open vessel free radical photopolymerization (FRP) of PAAm and PAMPS and enabled double network hydrogels with good mechanical properties.
Elastic serum-albumin based hydrogels: mechanism of formation and application in cardiac tissue engineering
The simplicity of making hydrogels with tunable mechanical properties from commercially available proteins is demonstrated for cardiac tissue engineering.
About this collection
To celebrate and welcome new members of the Journal of Materials Chemistry B Advisory Board,, we have selected a series of papers published during recent years by some of these new Advisory Board members in Journal of Materials Chemistry B.