Journal of Materials Chemistry issue 40 was part of a themed issue on tissue engineering. This themed issue, published simultaneously with one in Soft Matter on the same topic, showcases some of the recent advances in the area of biomaterials engineering for tissue fabrication and regenerative medicine. Guest editors Molly M. Stevens and Ali Khademhosseini introduce the issue in their editorial which can be read here.
The paper featured on the outside front cover is ‘Mussel-inspired functionalization of carbon nanotubes for hydroxyapatite mineralization’ by Chan Beum Park and colleagues from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Daejon, Korea.
The inside front cover features ‘Unique electrochemically synthesized polypyrrole:poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) blends for biomedical applications’ by Leandro Forciniti, Christine E. Schmidt and colleagues at the The University of Texas at Austin, USA.
The papers published in Soft Matter (Issue 20, 2010) as part of the joint themed issue are available here.