Advanced biofabrication strategies for skin regeneration and repair

Screen Shot 2013-10-23 at 20.47.08This paper reviews recent skin regeneration and repair strategies, describing their major advantages and limitations and providing future prospects on the use of advanced strategies based on both bottom-up and top-down approaches through the combination of biomaterials, cells, growth factors and biomanufacturing techniques. This paper was written by Rúben Pereira in collaboration with the team of Professor Paulo Bártolo, from the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (CRDSP), Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (Portugal).

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Biomatter’s new website is online

Biomatter new website june2013The website of Biomatter was redesigned and launched on June 2013. The information available is the same, but now includes a scrolling carousel featuring articles from the current issue. It also auto-posts the most recent articles at the bottom of the home page so that visitors will constantly have links to the newest articles. More details available at

Delivery, Retention and Engraftment of Progenitor Cells in Cell Therapy

Biomatter_3_1Biomatter‘s Special Focus issue

Guest Edited by Glenn D. Prestwich

In a recent issue of Science Translational Medicine, a multidisciplinary group of thought leaders in the field of biomaterial research and development contributed to a collection of opinion pieces highlighting the unique challenges and opportunities involved in translating biomaterials for use in humans.1

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Futuring: Superhumans

superhumansLisbon, Portugal, March 26, 2013

Pavilhão do Conhecimento

This evening was about human enhancement. In a society that values performance, how far can/should we go in order to become faster, more efficient, more intelligent? Does enhanced mean better? Which superpowers would you like to have?

The pre-release screening of the documentary “Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement“, by Regan Brashear was exhibited and followed take by a round table discussion with the director, along with national and international scientists.

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Inclusion of Biomatter in Medline (Index Medicus)

NLMIt is with great pleasure that we announce the selection of Biomatter for indexing in Medline (Index Medicus).

Medline, which is Part of the US National Library of Medicine, is freely available through PubMed and is the most prestigious and widely used database of biomedical literature. Considering Medline’s stringent requirements for indexing new journals, this inclusion confirms the quality of Biomatter. Being indexed will be instrumental in increasing the visibility of the journal and thus reaching more readers, who find the articles they are interested in through Pubmed. Medline has back- indexed Biomatter’s contents since its first issue in September 2011.