Part one provides readers with information on the fundamental considerations in the characterization of tissue scaffolds, while other sections detail how to prepare tissue scaffolds, discuss techniques in characterization, and present practical considerations for manufacturers.
- Summarizes concepts and current practice in the characterization and design of tissue scaffolds- Discusses design and preparation of scaffolds- Details how to prepare tissue scaffolds, discusses techniques in characterization, and presents practical considerations for manufacturers
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1 Material types for tissue scaffolds
2 Designing and modelling pore size distribution in tissue scaffolds
3 Designing and modelling degradation behaviour in tissue scaffolds
4 Preparing natural matrices
5 Preparing polymer-based
6 Measuring/Assessing degradation behaviour in tissue scaffolds
7 Drug release profiles
8 On the use of stereology in tissue scaffolds
9 Image analysis and quantification of tissue scaffolds
10 Sterilization of tissue scaffolds
11 Practical relevance and interpretation of characterisation data
Paul Tomlins is a consultant in biomaterials and is active in promoting awareness in the area of tissue scaffold characterisation, partly through the development of ASTM International standards