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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. Tissue-engineered scaffold should mimic the structure and biological function of the extracellular matrix and have mechanically supportive properties for tissue regeneration. In this study, we utilized a PLGA/...

    Authors: Yong Kwan Noh, Ping Du, In Gul Kim, Jaehoon Ko, Seong Who Kim and Kwideok Park
    Citation: Biomaterials Research 2016 20:6
  2. Biodegradable microspheres fabricated from poly (Lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) have attracted considerable attention in the bone tissue regeneration field. In this study, rabbit mesenchymal stem cells (rMSCs...

    Authors: Ji Sun Park and Keun-Hong Park
    Citation: Biomaterials Research 2016 20:4
  3. 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...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: Biomaterials Research 2016 20:2
  4. 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...

    Authors: Ramesh Subbiah, Muhammad Suhaeri, Mintai Peter Hwang, Woojun Kim and Kwideok Park
    Citation: Biomaterials Research 2015 19:24

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

  5. 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...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: Biomaterials Research 2015 19:20