Polymeric biomaterials for stem cell bioengineering

Marina Prewitz, Friedrich Philipp Seib, Tilo Pompe, Carsten Werner

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This review covers the application of polymeric materials in stem cell bioengineering. Main emphasis is directed towards current material design concepts that mimic distinct exogenous signals of the stem cell microenvironment. Progress within the field of stem cell-specific biomaterials will be discussed, focusing on pluripotent, hematopoietic, mesenchymal and neural stem cells. The future role of biomaterials will be outlined with possible applications for cell reprogramming and engineering cancer cell microenvironments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1420-1431
Number of pages12
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sep 2012


  • bioengineering
  • biomaterials
  • stem cells


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