Regenerative Medicine – Advanced Healthcare Materials Virtual Issue

Regenerative MedicineRegenerativeRegenerative Medicine 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.


Review articles:

Bioinspired Collagen Scaffolds in Cranial Bone Regeneration: From Bedside to Bench

Justine C. Lee and Elizabeth J. Volpicelli

Biomaterials and Culture Technologies for Regenerative Therapy of Liver Tissue

Roman A. Perez, Cho‐Rok Jung and Hae‐Won Kim

Hyaluronic Acid and Its Derivatives in Coating and Delivery Systems: Applications in Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine and Immunomodulation

Helena Knopf‐Marques, Martin Pravda, Lucie Wolfova, Vladimir Velebny, Pierre Schaaf, Nihal Engin Vrana and Philippe Lavalle

Peripheral Nerve Regeneration: Current Status and New Strategies Using Polymeric Materials

Ana C. Pinho, Ana C. Fonseca, Arménio C. Serra, José D. Santos and Jorge F. J. Coelho

Repairing Peripheral Nerves: Is there a Role for Carbon Nanotubes?

Karen M. Oprych, Raymond L. D. Whitby, Sergey V. Mikhalovsky, Paul Tomlins and Jimi Adu


Original research articles:

Magnetic Nanoparticles for Efficient Delivery of Growth Factors: Stimulation of Peripheral Nerve Regeneration

Martina Giannaccini, M. Pilar Calatayud, Andrea Poggetti, Silvia Corbianco, Michela Novelli, Melania Paoli, Pietro Battistini, Maura Castagna, Luciana Dente, Paolo Parchi, Michele Lisanti, Gabriella Cavallini, Concepción Junquera, Gerardo F. Goya and Vittoria Raffa

Pro‐Regenerative Hydrogel Restores Scarless Skin during Cutaneous Wound Healing

Guoming Sun

Hierarchical Micro/Nanofibrous Bioscaffolds for Structural Tissue Regeneration

Yun Xu, Wenguo Cui, Yanxia Zhang, Pinghui Zhou, Yong Gu, Xiaofeng Shen, Bin Li and Liang Chen

Antimicrobial and Immunomodulatory Surface‐Functionalized Electrospun Membranes for Bone Regeneration

Asha Mathew, Cedryck Vaquette, Saeed Hashimi, Irani Rathnayake, Flavia Huygens, Dietmar W. Hutmacher and Saso Ivanovski

Hydrogel Functionalized Janus Membrane for Skin Regeneration

Young‐Hyeon An, Seung Jung Yu, In Seon Kim, Su‐Hwan Kim, Jeong‐Mi Moon, Seunghyun L. Kim, Young Hwan Choi, Joon Sig Choi, Sung Gap Im, Kyung Eun Lee and Nathaniel S. Hwang

Shape Memory Silk Protein Sponges for Minimally Invasive Tissue Regeneration

Joseph E. Brown, Jodie E. Moreau, Alison M. Berman, Heather J. McSherry, Jeannine M. Coburn, Daniel F. Schmidt and David L. Kaplan


For other virtual issues of Advanced Healthcare Materials, please click on the pictures below:

Biofabrication for Tissue Engineering     Stem Cell Research and Therapies

Diagnostic Devices for Healthcare     Nanotherapeutics