Regenerative medicine is an interdisciplinary field that aims at repairing or replacing damaged tissues and organs. This rapidly evolving research area employs different strategies including cell-based therapies, biomaterial scaffolds for tissue engineering, and fabrication of artificial organs. Besides its promising clinical implications towards tissue healing and reducing the need for matched organs for transplantation, regenerative medicine also provides the means to create platforms for drug discovery and toxicity assessment.
Advanced Healthcare Materials publishes research covering various tools of this field, in which biomaterials such as polymers and nanomaterials (graphene, carbon nanotubes, and nanofibers) have enabled strategies for the development of more functional reparative therapies that address unmet clinical needs in the skin, nerve, cartilage, bone, and cardiovascular regeneration. This virtual issue brings you some of the great research published on the advances in materials and approaches in this research field. All articles are currently freely available for everybody to access, download, and read until the end of 2017.
Mohammad Norouzi, Samaneh Moghadasi Boroujeni, Noushin Omidvarkordshouli, and Masoud Soleimani
Xili Ding, Haifeng Liu, and Yubo Fan
Svenja Hinderer, Eva Brauchle, and Katja Schenke-Layland
Karen M. Oprych, Raymond L. D. Whitby, Sergey V. Mikhalovsky, Paul Tomlins, and Jimi Adu
Ana C. Pinho, Ana C. Fonseca, Arménio C. Serra, José D. Santos, and Jorge F. J. Coelho
Amanda J. Sutherland, Gabriel L. Converse, Richard A. Hopkins, and Michael S. Detamore
Kuei-Chang Li and Yu-Chen Hu
Xiaohua Yu, Xiaoyan Tang, Shalini V. Gohil, and Cato T. Laurencin
Original research articles:
Harpinder Saini, Ali Navaei, Alison Van Putten, and Mehdi Nikkhah
Sungsoo S. Lee, Erin L. Hsu, Marco Mendoza, Jason Ghodasra, Michael S. Nickoli, Amruta Ashtekar, Mahesh Polavarapu, Jacob Babu, Rehan M. Riaz, Joseph D. Nicolas, David Nelson, Sohaib Z. Hashmi, Stuart R. Kaltz, Jeffrey S. Earhart, Bradley R. Merk, Jeff S. McKee, Shawn F. Bairstow, Ramille N. Shah, Wellington K. Hsu, and Samuel I. Stupp
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