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Advanced Theranostic Materials for diagnostic and therapeutic applications

Edited by Kun Na, Catholic University of Korea

Various smart polymers have been developed and attracted much attention for various biomedical applications. These polymers can demonstrates significant reversible or non-reversible changes in their physicochemical properties in response to environmental or physiological stimuli. Their versatility and tunable properties have been utilized as an alternative strategy to overcome inherent problems in traditional systems. In this series in Biomaterials Research, we highlight recently developed smart polymers, such as bioactivatable polymers, self-healing polymers, and biofunctional polymers, that have led to a significant advance in biomedical applications, particularly drug delivery and tissue engineering technologies. 

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  1. Content type: Review

    Interest in subcellular organelle-targeting theranostics is substantially increasing due to the significance of subcellular organelle-targeting drug delivery for maximizing therapeutic effects and minimizing s...

    Authors: Han Chang Kang

    Citation: Biomaterials Research 2018 22:34

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  2. Content type: Review

    Recently, cancer immunotherapy has become standard for cancer treatment. Immunotherapy not only treats primary tumors, but also prevents metastasis and recurrence, representing a major advantage over conventio...

    Authors: Wooram Park, Young-Jae Heo and Dong Keun Han

    Citation: Biomaterials Research 2018 22:24

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