The paper “Nanoreinforced Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering: Biomaterials that are Compatible with Load-Bearing and Electroactive Tissues” (Adv. Mater. 2017 1603612) has been highlighted in Advanced Science News.
This paper highlights the recent advances in hydrogel-based tissue engineering applications. With the advent of “hybrid hydrogels” consisting of nanoparticles as bioactive reinforcements, bioengineers have been able to customize the electro- and mechano-sensitivity of various biomimetic gels. While these novel hydrogels are exceptionally multifunctional, and are being used to engineer tissues and guide systemic repair and regeneration of damaged organs, a more futuristic application of such biomaterials is envisioned herein through the emerging fields like cyborganics, bionics and soft biorobotics.
The authors of the article are: Postdoc Mehdi Mehrali, A. Thakur, C. P. Pennisi, S. Talebian, A. Arpanaei, M. Nikkhah and Assistant Professor Alireza Dolatshahi-Pirouz.
Read the paper and the highlight article.