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Bioactive Polymeric Materials for the Advancement of Regenerative Medicine

by 1,2, 1,2, 1,2,* and 1,2,3,*
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Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program, Biomedical Engineering Faculty, Tagliatela College of Engineering, University of New Haven, 300 Boston Post Rd., West Haven, CT 06516, USA
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Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Faculty, Tagliatela College of Engineering, University of New Haven, 300 Boston Post Rd., West Haven, CT 06516, USA
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Biomaterials and Medical Device Innovation Laboratory, Biomedical Engineering Faculty, Tagliatela College of Engineering, University of New Haven, 300 Boston Post Rd., West Haven, CT 06516, USA
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Academic Editor: Anderson Oliveira Lobo
J. Funct. Biomater. 2021, 12(1), 14; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/jfb12010014
Received: 12 January 2021 / Revised: 13 February 2021 / Accepted: 17 February 2021 / Published: 20 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fibrous Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Application)
Biopolymers are widely accepted natural materials in regenerative medicine, and further development of their bioactivities and discoveries on their composition/function relationships could greatly advance the field. However, a concise insight on commonly investigated biopolymers, their current applications and outlook of their modifications for multibioactivity are scarce. This review bridges this gap for professionals and especially freshmen in the field who are also interested in modification methods not yet in commercial use. A series of polymeric materials in research and development uses are presented as well as challenges that limit their efficacy in tissue regeneration are discussed. Finally, their roles in the regeneration of select tissues including the skin, bone, cartilage, and tendon are highlighted along with modifiable biopolymer moieties for different bioactivities. View Full-Text
Keywords: biopolymers; polymer modification; bioactivity; regenerative medicine; tissue regeneration biopolymers; polymer modification; bioactivity; regenerative medicine; tissue regeneration
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Iovene, A.; Zhao, Y.; Wang, S.; Amoako, K. Bioactive Polymeric Materials for the Advancement of Regenerative Medicine. J. Funct. Biomater. 2021, 12, 14. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/jfb12010014

AMA Style

Iovene A, Zhao Y, Wang S, Amoako K. Bioactive Polymeric Materials for the Advancement of Regenerative Medicine. Journal of Functional Biomaterials. 2021; 12(1):14. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/jfb12010014

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Iovene, Anthony, Yuwen Zhao, Shue Wang, and Kagya Amoako. 2021. "Bioactive Polymeric Materials for the Advancement of Regenerative Medicine" Journal of Functional Biomaterials 12, no. 1: 14. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/jfb12010014

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