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Cover Art – Featuring 3D Bioprinting, Supercritical Fluid Technology and Electrocorticography

This week’s Advanced Healthcare Materials covers.

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In this biweekly feature, we highlight the artwork on the covers of the most recent issue of Advanced Healthcare Materials, and of course the research behind it. You can find this week’s issue here. Click on the titles or cover images below to get to the corresponding papers. Also check out our monthly Most Read.

‘Printability’ of Candidate Biomaterials for Extrusion Based 3D Printing: State-of-the-Art

by Stuart Kyle, Zita M. Jessop, Ayesha Al-Sabah, and Iain S. Whitaker

3D bioprinting has the potential to replicate complex tissue architectures and biomanufacture physiologically relevant multicellular constructs on demand. Iain Whitaker and co-workers from Swansea University Medical School in the UK review a new generation of bioinks with suitable biocompatibility and high shape/print fidelity, which have the potential to match or exceed the physical, chemical, and biological properties of human tissue when combined with the appropriate cell source.

Supercritical Fluid Technology: An Emphasis on Drug Delivery and Related Biomedical Applications

by Ranjith Kumar Kankala, Yu Shrike Zhang, Shi-Bin Wang, Chia-Hung Lee, and Ai-Zheng Chen

Supercritical fluid technology can produce polymeric carriers in various forms in a non-toxic, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly manner. Yu Shrike Zhang from Harvard Medical School, Ai-Zheng Chen from Huaqiao University in Xiamen, China, and co-workers provide an overview of the history, principles, and preparation methods involving this versatile technology and its use in fabrication of polymeric carriers for applications in biomedicine with a focus on drug delivery.

A Ferroelectric Ceramic/Polymer Composite-Based Capacitive Electrode Array for In Vivo Recordings

by Changyong Chen, Miaomiao Xue, Yige Wen, Guang Yao, Yan Cui, Feiyi Liao, Zhuocheng Yan, Long Huang, Saeed Ahmed Khan, Min Gao, Taisong Pan, Hulin Zhang, Wei Jing, Daqing Guo, Sanfeng Zhang, Hailiang Yao, Xiong Zhou, Qiang Li, Yang Xia, and Yuan Lin

A new implantable capacitive electrode array for electrocorticography is developed by Yuan Lin, Yang Xia, and co-workers from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in Chengdu / Sichuan. The high-permittivity barium titanate/polyimide nanocomposite acts as an ultrathin dielectric layer, endowing the electrode array with electrical safety and high conformability with the biological tissue. This work shows the many potentials of capacitive electrode arrays in the field of brain/computer interfaces.

 

 

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