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Smart Biomaterials for Translational Nanomedicines

Edited by: Sei Kwang Hahn, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea

With the progress of nano- and bio-technology, smart biomaterials have been widely investigated for various translational nanomedicines. Nanomedicines include biosensing materials and devices, molecular imaging agents, drug delivery materials and systems, and cell therapeutics and regenerative medicines. The recent advance in nanomedicines has paved a broad way to innovative translational applications. 

In this thematic series, published in Biomaterials Research, several exemplary research results will be exhibited using biomaterials for the applications to nanomedicines. Furthermore, an editorial article will describe the feasibility of these biomaterials for translational nanomedicines with perspectives on the future research direction.

To submit a paper to this series, please visit the Biomaterials Research submission site. Make sure to choose the name of the series under the "Are you submitting to a thematic series?" question on the "Additional information" tab.

New articles in the series will appear here as they are published.


  1. An electrically conductive hydrogel has emerged to regulate cellular secretion activities with electrical stimulation. However, the electrical conductivity of typical hydrogel systems decreases with increasing...

    Authors: Ross J. DeVolder, Yongbeom Seo and Hyunjoon Kong
    Citation: Biomaterials Research 2017 21:24
  2. The injection of botulinum toxin (BTX) to reduce facial wrinkles is one of the most frequently performed plastic surgery procedures. The biocompatible hydrogels are injected with BTX for effective tissue augme...

    Authors: Ki Su Kim, Yun Seop Kim, Kai Bao, Hideyuki Wada, Hak Soo Choi and Sei Kwang Hahn
    Citation: Biomaterials Research 2017 21:15