21_32-33/2009Regenerative 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.

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