16 November 2012
Vol 338, Issue 6109

About The Cover

Cover image expansion

COVER A 36× enlarged triply periodic porous cube of photocured polymer, 60 millimeters in total length, shown reflected off a pool of uncured resin. Computer-aided design makes it possible to tailor materials with control over porosity, pore size, and mechanical properties. These materials may subsequently find use as scaffolds for tissue engineering and cell-laden hydrogel constructs. See the special section starting on page 899 for a series of articles on biomaterials. Fabrication: Ferry P. W. Melchels, Jan Feijen, Dirk W. Grijpma; Photograph: Nikki Hamers