Biomedical materials articles from across Nature Portfolio

Biomedical materials are biomaterials that are manufactured or processed to be suitable for use as medical devices (or components thereof) and that are usually intended to be in long-term contact with biological materials. Examples of biomedical materials are prostheses, reconstituted tissues and intravenous catheters.


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  • Comments & Opinion |

    Cancer nanotherapy suffers from low-yield delivery that is imposed by tumour pathophysiological barriers. Top-down drug delivery strategies, including exosomes and cell membrane-coated particles, can improve safety and efficacy owing to the innate biointerfacial properties of these platforms. Here, we discuss the technological challenges that need to be overcome for their clinical implementation.

    • João M. J. M. Ravasco
    • , Ana Cláudia Paiva-Santos
    •  & João Conde
  • Comments & Opinion |

    Peptides are small yet versatile building blocks of biomaterials. This Comment highlights recent progress in the design of liquid-like microdroplets, or coacervates, based on peptides and produced through liquid–liquid phase separation. This emerging platform holds promise as efficacious delivery vehicles for multi-purpose biomedical applications.

    • Jianhui Liu
    • , Evan Spruijt
    •  & Robert Langer
  • News & Views |

    An embedded 3D printing technique — which uses an alginate–polyacrylamide hydrogel supporting matrix and a conductive silver–hydrogel ink — can be used to fabricate hydrogel electronic devices containing various different embedded circuits.

    • Shaoxing Qu
    Nature Electronics 5, 838-839