Edited by: Prof Jeong-Yeol Yoon
The well-studied tissue interaction with biomaterials has inspired a blossoming field of alternative uses for these substrates. Current methods for scaffold fabrication include hydrogels, 3D printed biocompatible materials, and other bio-inspired tissue engineered implants. Traditional study of such biomaterials has primarily focused on the implants used in vivo. The recent surge in alternative uses for biomaterials has pushed for the investigation of intravenous drug and gene delivery carriers and the use of biomaterials for lab-on-a-chip (LOC) applications, particularly stem cell differentiation and cancer studies. This thematic series highlights these exciting new trends in biomaterials.
If you are interested in submitting a manuscript for this thematic series, please contact the series editor, Jeong-Yeol Yoon, with a title and an abstract. The series will run throughout 2015.
This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Guest Editors declare no competing interests.