This article presents a special issue of "Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy" devoted to exploring and exploiting
tissue engineering through the design of multifunctional therapeutic systems. This lead article draws from twelve
contributed articles to discuss the most recent advancements in this emerging field. The common theme in the contributed
articles is the emerging therapeutic strategies, and a special appeal is made for collaboration between engineers and biologists
for the development of multifunctional therapeutic systems for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
Keywords: Tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, biomaterials, drug delivery, nanotechnology, stem cells, scaffolds,
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