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Engineered biomaterials for tissue engineering

Edited by Dr Kwideok Park

Tissue engineering is a fascinating research field that has an ultimate goal in tissue reconstruction and regeneration. Among the major areas of tissue engineering, engineered biomaterials are very critical in the role of providing cells with a perfect microenvironment for their growth and differentiation. Although there have been so many works, major limitations still persist: poor understanding of cell-biomaterials interaction, need of innovative biomaterials, and huge gap between 2D and 3D environments.

In this thematic series published by Biomaterials Research, diverse biomaterials are utilized for their applications in the area of tissue reconstruction, cell guidance, bioactive molecule delivery, and biomimetic coating. Such works are expected to bring more advanced engineered biomaterials for tissue engineering.

  1. Research article

    Multiphoton imaging of myogenic differentiation in gelatin-based hydrogels as tissue engineering scaffolds

    Hydrogels can serve as three-dimensional (3D) scaffolds for cell culture and be readily injected into the body. Recent advances in the image technology for 3D scaffolds like hydrogels have attracted considerab...

    Min Jeong Kim, Yong Cheol Shin, Jong Ho Lee, Seung Won Jun, Chang-Seok Kim, Yunki Lee, Jong-Chul Park, Soo-Hong Lee, Ki Dong Park and Dong-Wook Han

    Biomaterials Research 2016 20:2

    Published on: 18 January 2016

  2. Research article

    Investigation of the changes of biophysical/mechanical characteristics of differentiating preosteoblasts in vitro

    Topography, stiffness, and composition of biomaterials play a crucial role in cell behaviors. In this study, we have investigated biochemical (gene markers), biophysical (roughness), and biomechanical (stiffne...

    Ramesh Subbiah, Muhammad Suhaeri, Mintai Peter Hwang, Woojun Kim and Kwideok Park

    Biomaterials Research 2015 19:24

    Published on: 10 November 2015

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Biomaterials Research 2016 20:5

  3. Research article

    Preparation and investigation of hydrolyzed polyacrylonitrile as a preliminary biomedical hydrogel

    Hydrolyzed polyacrylonitrile (HPAN) has attracted much attention as a hydrogel for a broad range of biomedical applications. Therefore, in this study, we prepared HPAN derivatives with controllable compositions b...

    Ji Hoon Park, Guo Zhe Tai, Bo Keun Lee, Seung Hun Park, Ja Yong Jang, Jung Soo Lee, Jae Ho Kim, Kwideok Park, Ju Woong Jang and Moon Suk Kim

    Biomaterials Research 2015 19:20

    Published on: 26 October 2015