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Flow Transport Phenomena in Tissue Engineering. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 1906223
  • June 2009
  • 136 Pages
  • VDM Publishing House
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The dynamic environment in bioreactors is known to
affect tissue development in vitro. Chondrocytes,
the building blocks of articular cartilage, for
example, are stimulated by mechanical stresses such
as shear. On the other hand, high shear can damage
cells. Therefore, the optimization of bioreactor
design and operating conditions necessitates the
control of the shear stress environment. This book
focuses on the formulation of relationships between
tissue growth and the local shear stress in the
context of the tissue engineering of cartilage in
spinner-flask bioreactors. The analysis consists of
the characterization of the flow in a model
bioreactor, the measurement of glycosaminoglycan
synthesis in a prototype bioreactor operating under
similar hydrodynamic conditions, and the correlation
between the local shear stress and tissue deposition
on the cartilage constructs. This book provides new
insights into the contribution of convective flow
transport phenomena to cartilage development in
vitro, and should be especially useful to
bioengineers, students or anyone else who may be
interested in biofluids, tissue engineering or

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Philippe, Sucosky.
Philippe Sucosky, PhD. Studied Mechanical Engineering at Ecole
Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers (France) and Georgia
Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA). Assistant Professor in
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, and Director of the Multi-
Scale Cardiovascular Bioengineering Laboratory, University of
Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN).

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