Special Issue "Nanotechnology for Manipulating Stem Cell Microenvironments"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2017).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Nicholas Evans
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Guest Editor
Centre for Human Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration, Faculties of Medicine and Engineering, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
Interests: nanotechnology; stem cells; regenerative medicine; bone biology; biomaterials; drug delivery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The rapidly developing field of nanotechnology has offered exciting opportunities for the analysis and manipulation of stem cells. Stem cells have huge potential for therapies that promote tissue healing, but require precisely defined microenvironments—both in space and time—in order to support the development of new functional tissue. Novel biomaterials or with nanoscale functionality may provide a huge range of opportunities for control of cell behavior at the nanoscale, and may allow us to design therapies that improve regenerative processes. In this Special Issue, we focus on recent research in the development of nanomaterials for controlling stem cell behavior and promoting tissue repair. This will range from development of biomaterials with nanoscale functionality at the cell-material interface, ‘smart’ materials that change behavior to a given stimulus, to the use of nanoscale drug carriers or drug-releasing nanomaterials. We hope to provide an exciting cross-section of current, cutting edge research in this developing field.

Dr. Nicholas Evans
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • stem cells
  • biomaterials
  • nanoparticles
  • drug delivery
  • microenvironment
  • nanomedicine
  • tissue regeneration
  • tissue engineering

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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