Biomaterials is an international journal covering the science and clinical application of biomaterials. A biomaterial is now defined as a substance that has been engineered to take a form which, alone or as part of a complex system, is used to direct, by control of interactions with components of living systems, the course of any therapeutic or diagnostic procedure. It is the aim of the journal to provide a peer-reviewed forum for the publication of original papers and authoritative review and opinion papers dealing with the most important issues facing the use of biomaterials in clinical practice. The scope of the journal covers the wide range of physical, biological and chemical sciences that underpin the design of biomaterials and the clinical disciplines in which they are used. These sciences include polymer synthesis and characterization, drug and gene vector design, the biology of the host response, immunology and toxicology and self assembly at the nanoscale. Clinical applications include the therapies of medical technology and regenerative medicine in all clinical disciplines, and diagnostic systems that reply on innovative contrast and sensing agents. The journal is relevant to areas such as cancer diagnosis and therapy, implantable devices, drug delivery systems, gene vectors, bionanotechnology and tissue engineering.

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Editorial board


  • Professor Kam Leong
    Columbia University Department of Biomedical Engineering, United States

Managing Editor

  • Dr. Chai Hoon Quek

Associate Editors

  • Professor Youngro Byun
    Seoul National University Department of Molecular Medicine and Biopharmaceutical Science, The Republic of Korea
  • Professor Barbara Chan
    University of Hong Kong, China
  • Professor Chong-Su Cho
    Seoul National University, The Republic of Korea
  • Professor Andres Garcia BS, MSE, PhD
    Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
  • Professor Stuart B. Goodman MD
    Stanford University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, United States
  • Dr. Xing-Jie Liang
    National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China
  • Professor Zhuang Liu
    Soochow University, China
  • Professor Hai-Quan Mao
  • Professor Yukio Nagasaki
    University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Professor Abhay Pandit
    National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
  • Dr. Ana Paula Pêgo
    University of Porto, Portugal
  • Dr. Laura Anne Poole-Warren
    University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Professor Hsing-Wen Sung
    National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • Professor Jun Wang
    South China University of Technology, China
  • Professor Hanry Yu
    National University of Singapore, Singapore

Honorary Editor

  • Professor David Williams
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, United States

International Editorial Board

  • Dr. Hua Ai
    Sichuan University, China
  • Dr. Luigi Ambrosio
    University of Naples Federico II, Italy
  • Dr. James Anderson MD, PhD
  • Dr. Carla Renata Arciola
    Research Hospital Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute, Italy
  • Professor Stephen Francis Badylak DVM, PhD, MD
    University of Pittsburgh, United States
  • Dr. Thomas Barker
    University of Virginia, United States
  • Dr. Susan Bellis
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
  • Dr. Davide Campoccia
    Research Hospital Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute, Italy
  • Dr. Yi Lin Cao
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Fahua Campus, China
  • Dr. Rebecca Carrier
    Northeastern University, United States
  • Dr. Jiang Chang
    Shanghai Institute of Ceramics Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Dr. George Guo-Qiang Chen
    Tsinghua University, China
  • Professor Traian Chirila
    Queensland Eye Institute, Australia
  • Dr. Paul Chu
    City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Dr. Simon Cool
    Agency for Science Technology and Research, Singapore
  • Dr. J. Dai
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Professor Win-Ping Deng
    Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
  • Dr. Peter Dubruel
    Ghent University, Belgium
  • Professor Paul Ducheyne
    University of Pennsylvania, United States
  • Dr. Margaret (Meg) Evans
    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia
  • Professor Si-Shen Feng PhD
    National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Professor Shaoqin (Sarah) Gong
    University of Wisconsin Madison, United States
  • Dr. David Grainger
    UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, United States
  • Dr. Dirk W. Grijpma
    University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Professor Xiaosong Gu
    Nantong University, China
  • Dr. Vasif Hasirci PhD
    Middle East Technical University Department of Biological Sciences, Turkey
  • Professor Wim Hennink
    Utrecht University Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Netherlands
  • Dr. Shan-Hui Hsu
    National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Professor John Hunt
    Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Dietmar Hutmacher PhD, MBA
    Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Dr. Kazuhiko Ishihara
    The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Dr. Hiroo Iwata
    Kyoto University, Japan
  • Dr. Wilhelmus de Jong
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Netherlands
  • Dr. David Kaplan
    Tufts University, United States
  • Dr. Kazunori Kataoka
    The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Dr. Hae-Won Kim
    Dankook University, The Republic of Korea
  • Dr. Yong-Hee Kim
    Hanyang University, The Republic of Korea
  • Professor C.J. Kirkpatrick
    Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany
  • Professor Jonathan Knowles
    University College London, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Hyun-Joon Kong
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
  • Professor Jindrich Henry Kopecek
    UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, United States
  • Professor Subhas Chandra Kundu
    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
  • Dr. Damien Lacroix
    The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Cato Laurencin
  • Dr. Doo Sung Lee PhD
    Sungkyunkwan University, The Republic of Korea
  • Dr. R.J. Levy
  • Dr. Yan Li
    Wuhan University, China
  • Dr. Feng-Huei Lin
    National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Dr. Wei Liu
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Fahua Campus, China
  • Professor Ivan Martin
    University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
  • Professor Teruo Okano
    Tokyo Women's Medical University Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering and Science, Japan
  • Dr. Richard O.C. Oreffo PhD
    University of Southampton Institute of Developmental Science, United Kingdom
  • Professor Hong-wei Ouyang MD, PhD
    Zhejiang University Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, China
  • Professor Buddy Ratner PhD
    University of Washington Department of Bioengineering, United States
  • Professor Rui L. Reis
    University of Minho, Portugal
  • Professor Ugo Ripamonti
    University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Dr. Mark W. Saltzman PhD
    YALE UNIVERSITY, United States
  • Professor Dror Seliktar
    Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  • Dr. Carl G. Simon, Jr.
    National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Sittinger
    Charite University Hospital Berlin, Germany
  • Dr. Molly Stevens
    Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Professor Melody A. Swartz
  • Professor Vladimir Trajkovic
    University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Professor Rocky S. Tuan
    University of Pittsburgh, United States
  • Dr. Hasan Uludag
    University of Alberta, Canada
  • Dr. Robert Vernon
    Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, United States
  • Professor Erwin Vogler
    Pennsylvania State University, United States
  • Dr. William Walsh
    University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Dr. Shenguo Wang
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Professor Anthony S. Weiss PhD
    The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Professor Carsten Werner
    Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
  • Professor Masayuki Yamato PhD
    Tokyo Women's Medical University, Professor, Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering and Science, Japan
  • Dr. Hyuk-Sang Yoo
    Kangwon National University - Samcheok Campus, The Republic of Korea
  • Dr. Nicholas Ziats
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, United States
  • Dr. Peter Zilla
    University of Cape Town, South Africa