Bioinspired Polymeric Nanocomposites for Regenerative Medicine Academic Article uri icon


  • 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. The design and fabrication of bioinspired nanomaterials for tissue-engineering applications requires a fundamental understanding of the interactions between polymers, nanostructures, and cells. Most biomimetic polymeric nanocomposites consist of two or more types of polymers or of polymers combined with different nanomaterials to obtain composite structures with desired properties. In this Talents & Trends article, the focus is on bioinspired poly meric nanocomposites surrounding three major strategies. Firstly, biomimetic structures composed of a fibrous architecture are discussed. Secondly, the emerging trends in designing complex nanocomposites with multiple functionalities are assessed. Finally, some of the most critical challenges that come with the design and fabrication are highlighted in bioprinting. Finally, the emerging trends in the field of bioin-spired polymeric nanocomposites are highlighted.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 7.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Carrow, J. K., & Gaharwar, A. K.

citation count

  • 117

complete list of authors

  • Carrow, James K||Gaharwar, Akhilesh K

publication date

  • February 2015