Acta Biomaterialia

The Acta Biomaterialia is a monthly, peer reviewed, scientific journal published by Elsevier. It is published on behalf of Acta Materialia, Inc., and is sponsored by ASM International and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). Volume 1, Issue 1 was published in January 2005. The editor-in-chief is W.R. Wagner of University of Pittsburgh, USA. The focus of this journal is biomaterials science, which includes the interrelationship of biomaterial structure and function from macro scale to nanoscale. Topical coverage includes Biomedical materials, and Biocompatible materials. Formats of publication include original research reports, review papers and rapid communications ("letters").

Publisher
Elsevier
History
2005–present
Impact factor
5.076 (2011)

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Medical research

New material for creating artificial blood vessels

Blocked blood vessels can quickly become dangerous. It is often necessary to replace a blood vessel – either by another vessel taken from the body or even by artificial vascular prostheses. Together, Vienna University of ...

Medical research

Researchers develop injectable bandage

A penetrating injury from shrapnel is a serious obstacle in overcoming battlefield wounds that can ultimately lead to death.Given the high mortality rates due to hemorrhaging, there is an unmet need to quickly self-administer ...

Medical research

Scientists engineer vascularized kidney tissue

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) researchers have shown the feasibility of bioengineering vascularized functional renal tissues for kidney regeneration, developing a partial augmentation strategy that ...

Cardiology

Researchers study a nanoscaffold for heart cells

Biophysicists from MIPT have studied the structure of a nanofibrous scaffold, as well as its interaction with rat cardiac cells. The study, which is part of the research into heart tissue regeneration, revealed that cardiomyocytes, ...

Surgery

New device could make closing surgical incisions a cinch

Like many surgeons, Dr. Jason Spector is often faced with the challenge of securely closing the abdominal wall without injuring the intestines. If the process goes awry, there can be serious consequences for patients, including ...

Cardiology

Muscles out of the spray can

An artificial heart would be an absolute lifesaver for people with cardiac failure. However, to recreate the complex organ in the laboratory, one would first need to work out how to grow multi-layered, living tissues. Researchers ...

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