On page 2344, J. L. West, M. E. Dickinson, and co-workers demonstrate an image-guided method for engineering complex biomimetic materials. Using laser scanning microscopes and twophoton photolithography, they use this method to create patterned poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate hydrogels that recreate 3D structural and biochemical features of endogenous vascular microenvironments, as shown here for the coronary vasculature. These biomaterials can effectively guide cellular organization in order to recapitulate endogenous vascular structures, marking an important step forward for tissue engineering.
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