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 2018.
Ana C. Pinho, Ana C. Fonseca, Arménio C. Serra, José D. Santos and Jorge F. J. Coelho
Karen M. Oprych, Raymond L. D. Whitby, Sergey V. Mikhalovsky, Paul Tomlins and Jimi Adu
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