The second edition of Tissue Engineering Using Ceramics and Polymers comprehensively reviews the latest advances in this area rapidly evolving area of biomaterials science.
Part one considers the biomaterials used for tissue engineering. It introduces the properties and processing of bioactive ceramics and glasses, as well as polymeric biomaterials, particularly biodegradable polymer phase nanocomposites. Part two reviews the advances in techniques for processing, characterization, and modeling of materials. The topics covered range from nanoscale design in biomineralization strategies for bone tissue engineering to microscopy techniques for characterizing cells to materials for perfusion bioreactors. Further, carrier systems and biosensors in biomedical applications are considered. Finally, part three looks at the specific types of tissue and organ regeneration, with chapters concerning kidney, bladder, peripheral nerve, small intestine, skeletal muscle, cartilage, liver, and myocardial tissue engineering. Important developments in collagen-based tubular constructs, bioceramic nanoparticles, and multifunctional scaffolds for tissue engineering and drug delivery are also explained.
Tissue Engineering Using Ceramics and Polymers is a valuable reference tool for both academic researchers and scientists involved in biomaterials or tissue engineering, including the areas of bone and soft-tissue reconstruction and repair, and organ regeneration.
Foreword Introduction Part I General issues: materials 1 Ceramic biomaterials for tissue engineering J. Huang, University College London, UK and S. Best, University of Cambridge, UK 2 Polymeric biomaterials for tissue engineering G. Wei, Medtronic, Inc./Osteotech, USA and P. X. Ma, University of Michigan, USA 3 Bioactive ceramics and glasses for tissue engineering M. N. Rahaman, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA 4 Biodegradable and bioactive polymer/inorganic phase nanocomposites for bone tissue engineering (BTE) V. Miguez-Pacheco, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, S. K. Misra, University of Birmingham, UK and A. R. Boccaccini, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany Part II General issues: processing, characterisation and modeling 5 Nanoscale design in biomineralization for developing new biomaterials for bone tissue engineering G. M. Luz and J. F. Mano, University of Minho, Portugal 6 Characterisation of cells on biomaterial surfaces and tissue-engineered constructs using microscopy techniques S. I. Anderson, University of Nottingham School of Medicine, UK 7 Materials for perfusion bioreactors used in tissue engineering I. Nettleship, University of Pittsburgh, USA 8 Transplantation of engineered cells and tissues J. Mansbridge, Histogen, Inc, USA 9 Carrier systems and biosensors for biomedical applications F. Davis and S. P. J. Higson, Cranfield University, UK 10 From images to mathematical models: intravoxel micromechanics for ceramics and polymers K. Luczynski, A. Dejaco and C. Hellmich, Vienna University of Technology, Austria, V. Komlev, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia and W. Swieszkowski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland Part III Tissue and organ regeneration 11 Engineering of tissues and organs S. J. Lee and A. Atala, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, USA 12 Myocardial tissue engineering Q. Z. Chen, Monash University, Australia, S. E. Harding, Imperial College London, UK and R. Rai and A. R. Boccaccini, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany 13 Kidney tissue engineering A. Saito, Tokai University School of Medicine, Japan 14 Bladder tissue regeneration F. Wezel and J. Southgate, University of York, UK 15 Peripheral nerve tissue engineering M. K. Kolar and P. J. Kingham, Umeå University, Sweden 16 Tissue engineering of the small intestine T. Ansari, Northwick Park Institute of Medical Research, UK and S. M. Gabe, Imperial College London, UK 17 Skeletal muscle tissue engineering D. Klumpp, R. E. Horch and J. P. Beier, University Hospital of Erlangen, Germany 18 Cartilage tissue engineering V. Salih, Plymouth University, UK 19 Liver tissue engineering J. Bierwolf and J.-M. Pollok, University Hospital Bonn, Germany 20 Collagen-based tubular constructs for tissue engineering applications C. E. Ghezzi, B. Marelli and S. N. Nazhat, McGill University, Canada 21 Bioceramic nanoparticles for tissue engineering and drug delivery V. Sokolova and M. Epple, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany 22 Multifunctional scaffolds for bone tissue engineering and in situ drug delivery V. Mouriño and J. P. Cattalini, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, W. Li and R. A. Boccaccini, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany and S. Lucangioli, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Professor Aldo R. Boccaccini is a Professor of Biomaterials and Head of the Institute of Biomaterials at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. Prior to this appointment, he was Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Imperial College London, UK (2000-2009). The research activities of Prof. Boccaccini are in the broad area of glasses, ceramics and polymer/glass composites for biomedical, functional and/or structural applications. He is the author or co-author of more than 800 scientific papers and 15 book chapters. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal "Materials Letters (Elsevier).
P.X. Ma Richard H Kingery Endowed Collegiate Professor, University of Michigan, USA.
Ma is the Richard H Kingery Endowed Collegiate Professor of Biologic and Materials Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. His research is in the areas of biomaterials, biomedical polymers, controlled release, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine. Among various recognitions, Dr. Ma was named one of the Top 100 materials scientists in the world by Thomson Reuters. He is an elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering, Fellow of the Materials Research Society and Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science.