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From Biomedical-Engineering Research to Clinical Application and Industrialization

by Science and Technology of Advanced Materials

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Guest Editors: Tetsushi Taguchi and Takao Aoyagi

Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM) is pleased to present this 2012 focus issue on: From Biomedical-Engineering Research to Clinical Application and Industrialization.

We hope you will enjoy reading all the articles published in this issue.

Article TitleAuthor
From biomedical-engineering research to clinical application and industrializationTetsushi Taguchi and Takao Aoyagi
Cell membrane-inspired phospholipid polymers for developing medical devices with excellent biointerfacesYasuhiko Iwasaki and Kazuhiko Ishihara
Research and development of metals for medical devices based on clinical needsTakao Hanawa
Hydroxylapatite nanoparticles: fabrication methods and medical applicationsMasahiro Okada and Tsutomu Furuzono
Processing of nanolitre liquid plugs for microfluidic cell-based assaysJunji Fukuda, Shintaro Takahashi, Tatsuya Osaki, Naoto Mochizuki and Hiroaki Suzuki
A smart hydrogel-based time bomb triggers drug release mediated by pH-jump reactionPrapatsorn Techawanitchai, Naokazu Idota, Koichiro Uto, Mitsuhiro Ebara and Takao Aoyagi
Temperature-responsive electrospun nanofibers for ‘on–off’ switchable release of dextranYoung-Jin Kim, Mitsuhiro Ebara and Takao Aoyagi
Fabrication of DNA-antibody–apatite composite layers for cell-targeted gene transferYushin Yazaki, Ayako Oyane, Hiroko Araki, Yu Sogo, Atsuo Ito, Atsushi Yamazaki and Hideo Tsurushima
Mesenchymal stem cell adhesion but not plasticity is affected by high substrate stiffnessJanice Kal Van Tam, Koichiro Uto, Mitsuhiro Ebara, Stefania Pagliari, Giancarlo Forte and Takao Aoyagi
Novel temperature-responsive polymer brushes with carbohydrate residues facilitate selective adhesion and collection of hepatocytesNaokazu Idota, Mitsuhiro Ebara, Yohei Kotsuchibashi, Ravin Narain and Takao Aoyagi
Design of super-elastic biodegradable scaffolds with longitudinally oriented microchannels and optimization of the channel size for Schwann cell migrationKoichiro Uto, Takanari Muroya, Michio Okamoto, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Murase, Mitsuhiro Ebara and Takao Aoyagi
Tamibarotene-loaded citric acid-crosslinked alkali-treated collagen matrix as a coating material for a drug-eluting stentMotoki Inoue, Mariko Takayanagi, Katsuhito Fujiu, Ichiro Manabe, Ryozo Nagai and Tetsushi Taguchi
Development of an early estimation method for predicting later osteogenic differentiation activity of rat mesenchymal stromal cells from their attachment areasKan Cheng, Motohiro Hirose, Xiupeng Wang, Yu Sogo, Atsushi Yamazaki and Atsuo Ito
PLLA–collagen and PLLA–gelatin hybrid scaffolds with funnel-like porous structure for skin tissue engineeringHongxu Lu, Hwan Hee Oh, Naoki Kawazoe, Kozo Yamagishi and Guoping Chen
Substrate stiffness affects skeletal myoblast differentiation in vitroSara Romanazzo, Giancarlo Forte, Mitsuhiro Ebara, Koichiro Uto, Stefania Pagliari, Takao Aoyagi, Enrico Traversa and Akiyoshi Taniguchi
In vitro evaluation of tissue adhesives composed of hydrophobically modified gelatins and disuccinimidyl tartrateMiyuki Matsuda and Tetsushi Taguchi
Preparation and biological evaluation of hydroxyapatite-coated nickel-free high-nitrogen stainless steelMakoto Sasaki, Motoki Inoue, Yasuyuki Katada, Yuuki Nishida, Akiyoshi Taniguchi, Sachiko Hiromoto and Tetsushi Taguchi
Surface characterization and cytocompatibility evaluation of silanized magnesium alloy AZ91 for biomedical applicationsAgnieszka Witecka, Akiko Yamamoto, Henryk Dybiec and Wojciech Swieszkowski
Biodegradable organic acid-crosslinked alkali-treated gelatins with anti-thrombogenic and endothelialization propertiesMotoki Inoue, Makoto Sasaki and Tetsushi Taguchi
Comparisons of immersion and electrochemical properties of highly biocompatible Ti–15Zr–4Nb–4Ta alloy and other implantable metals for orthopedic implantsYoshimitsu Okazaki and Hiroyuki Nagata
Chondrocyte spheroids on microfabricated PEG hydrogel surface and their noninvasive functional monitoringHidenori Otsuka, Masako Nagamura, Akie Kaneko, Koichi Kutsuzawa, Toshiya Sakata and Yuji Miyahara
Nickel-free stainless steel avoids neointima formation following coronary stent implantationKatsuhito Fujiu, Ichiro Manabe, Makoto Sasaki, Motoki Inoue, Hiroshi Iwata, Eriko Hasumi, Issei Komuro, Yasuyuki Katada, Tetsushi Taguchi and Ryozo Nagai
Effectiveness and biocompatibility of a novel biological adhesive application for repair of meniscal tear on the avascular zoneTakahito Inoue, Tetsushi Taguchi, Shinji Imade, Nobuyuki Kumahashi and Yuji Uchio