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Editor-in-Chief: Peter Gregory, Deputy Editors: Martin Ottmar, Carolina Novo da Silva, Lorna Stimson
Online ISSN: 1521-4095
Associated Title(s): Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
Regenerative Medicine: (Adv. Mater. 32-33/2009)
Biomaterials are essential “elements” in Regenerative Medicine strategies. The role of such smart polymer systems (center left) is to support or control the endogenous regeneration for a specific duration and therefore are designed to degrade (upper left), to control cell function (lower right), substitute the extracellular matrix (background), or to control the sustained release of bioactive molecules (upper right).
Images in the front cover courtesy of Andreas Lendlein, Dieter Hofmann, Anna Marie Lipski, Michael Schossig, Jay C. Sy, and V. Prasad Shastri.