Advanced Functional Materials
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Editor-in-Chief: Joern Ritterbusch, Deputy Editors: Mary Farrell, Yan Li
Online ISSN: 1616-3028
Associated Title(s): Advanced Electronic Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Science, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
Tissue Engineering: Mesoporous Silicon-PLGA Composite Microspheres for the Double Controlled Release of Biomolecules for Orthopedic Tissue Engineering (Adv. Funct. Mater. 2/2012)
A new composite platform for the delivery of bioactive molecules is obtained by embedding mesoporous silicon particles in poly(DL-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) microspheres. As reported on page 282 by Ennio Tasciotti and co-workers, this system can be synthesized and tuned to tailor size, density, and delivery kinetics to the application of choice. This hybrid system displays emerging features and properties that depend on the interactions of the two materials at the molecular and nanoscale.