Bio-Interfaces for Immuno-Engineering

Advanced Science News | February 28, 2019

Immunoengineering is the application of biomedical tools and technologies that are directed at measuring, modeling and modulating the immune system. A classical example is the application of immunotherapy in cancer. A hot topic in current biomaterials research is not only the prevention of possible adverse immunological effects for implantable materials but also the use of biomaterials to engineer the immune response for a positive clinical outcome.
The current issue of Advanced Healthcare Materials titled Bio-Interfaces for Immuno-Engineering, edited by Weiqiang Chen and Deok‐Ho Kim presents a high volume issue with reviews and original research articles covering a high variety of studies in this area opening up a wide range of new possibilities of biomaterials research.

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