Electrofluidodynamic Technologies (EFDTs) for Biomaterials and Medical Devices: Principles and Advances focuses on the fundamentals of EFDTs - namely electrospinning, electrospraying and electrodynamic atomization - to develop active platforms made of synthetic or natural polymers for use in tissue engineering, restoration and therapeutic treatments. The first part of this book deals with main technological aspects of EFDTs, such as basic technologies and the role of process parameters. The second part addresses applications of EFDTs in biomedical fields, with chapters on their application in tissue engineering, molecular delivery and implantable devices. This book is a valuable resource for materials scientists, biomedical engineers and clinicians alike.
- Presents a complete picture of Electrofluidodynamic technologies and their use in biomedicine
- Provides a comprehensive, professional reference on the subject, covering materials processing, fabrication and the use of novel devices for tissue engineering and therapeutics
- Focuses on technological advances, with an emphasis on studies and clinical trials
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1. Introduction to electrofluidodynamic techniques Part I: Process optimization 2. Introduction to electrofluidodynamic techniques. Part II: cell to cell/material interactions 3. Melt electrospinning 4. Biofabrication via integrated 3D printing and electrospinning 5. Pyro-Electrohydrodynamic Spinning for micro and nano Patterning 6. Multilayered scaffolds for interface tissue engineering applications 7. air-flow electrofluidodynamics 8. Electrospinning and Microfluidics: an integrated approach for tissue engineering and cancer 9. Electrospun fibres for drug and molecular delivery 10. Additive Electrospraying for scaffold functionalization 11. Bioactive fibres for bone regeneration 12. Design of electrospun fibrous patches for myocardium regeneration 13. Hydrogel fibrous scaffolds for accelerated wound healing 14. Natural polymer based electrospun fibres for antibacterial use 15. Electrospun patches for skin regeneration 16. Multifilament Electrospun devices for ligaments regeneration 17. 3D conduits for peripheral nerve regeneration 18. Inorganic nanoparticles for teranostic use 19. Advances on the use of Electrospun fibres for central Nervous System
Dr. Vincenzo Guarino, PhD in Materials Science and Biomaterials. is Permanent Research Scientist at the National Research Council of Italy - Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials, Naples since 2005. His main research interests include biomaterials, scaffold design for tissue engineering and, more recently, the optimization of electrohydrodynamic technologies (i.e, electrospinning, electrospraying, Electro Dynamic Atomization) for the fabrication of micro/nanofibres, particles and capsules in regenerative medicine, drug delivery and cancer therapy. He is involved in national and international projects with research institutes, universities and R&D companies, as scientific responsible and/or supervisor of ESR fellows or PhD students. He gave also invited lectures and chaired scientific sessions at international conferences, workshops and seminars, receiving awards as author/co-author of papers on biomaterials science and technology. He is also member of international scientific committees and editorial boards of international journals. He is author/co-author of several international publications - original papers, chapters in International books, patents and contributions in international/national conferences.
Professor Luigi Ambrosio is a Research Director at the Institute for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials, Italy. He is a renowned scientist with expertise in biomedical composites and has published over 300 papers in international scientific journals and books, 16 patents, 150 invited lectures and over 400 presentations at international and national conferences.