Laser micro- and nanofabrication of biomaterials. This issue of MRS Bulletin focuses on academic and industrial developments for laser processing of materials for various applications as biomaterials, and the challenges associated with commercialization of such laser biomaterials. The cover image shows pulsed laser deposition of a platinum thin film. Image courtesy of Roger Winstead, North Carolina State University. The bottom image is derived from a scanning electron micrograph of a platinum-coated microneedle array that may be used for transdermal biosensing. These conical microneedles have heights of 818±35 μm and base diameters of 390±14 μm. Image courtesy of Joshua R. Windmiller, University of California, San Diego. See the technical theme that begins on page 973.