The response of cells to biomaterials is critical in medical devices. It has been realised that specific cell responses may be beneficial ? encouraging adhesion, healing or cell multiplication. Cellular response to biomaterials will discuss the response of cells with a wide range of materials, targeted at specific medical applications. Chapters in the first section reviews cellular response to polymers and ceramics. A second group of chapters discuss cell responses and regenerative medicine for nerves, muscles and orthopaedic materials. The final set of chapters analyse the effect surface chemistry and how it can be manipulated to provoke a useful cell response.Dr Lucy Di Silvio is a Senior Lecturer in Biomaterials and Biomimetics at the esteemed King's College London. She has over 20 years experience in this field, and is currently President of the United Kingdom Society of Biomaterials (UKSB).