Hydrogels are three dimensional cross-linked polymeric network or colloidal particles that contain a large amount water. Hydrogels mimicking the natural tissue matrix have been a focus of research in recent years. Hydrogel Tissue Analogues explores the diverse range of preparations of hydrogels as a tissue analogue, with a focus on processing methods and rheological characterization. Applications of hydrogels for various tissues are described along with regulation aspects and clinically used hydrogel products.
Part one of the book focuses on state of the art research in processing of hydrogels with a spotlight on biomimetic approaches and bioprinting. It also includes chapters on rheological characterization and the implications of these results in the biomedical field. Part two covers the applications of hydrogels in tissue regeneration, including bone, adipose, cartilage, cardiac, intervertebral disc and skin regeneration, as well as hydrogels for hemostasis, enhancing vascularization and treatment of infectious diseases. The bioadhesive nature of the hydrogels is also included. Part three covers the regulatory aspects of hydrogel products and commercial use.
- Provides various applications of hydrogels in tissue engineering in one resource
- Emphasizes a biomimetic approach in hydrogel synthesis
- Presents a rheological understanding of hydrogels for biomedical applications
- Discusses regulatory aspects and clinically used hydrogel products
Part 1 Introduction, Preparation and Characterization of Hydrogels 1. Introduction to Hydrogels 2. Preparation of Hydrogels for Biomedical applications: Biomimetic Approach 3. Bioprinting of Hydrogels 4. Rheological Characterization of Hydrogel and implications towards biomedical applications
Part 2 Application of Hydrogels 5. Bioadhesive Hydrogel 6. Tissue Sealants and hemostatic Hydrogels 7. Hydrogels for improving angiogenesis 8. Hydrogels for Bone Regeneration 9. Hydrogels for Cartilage Regeneration 10. Hydrogels for Cardiac tissue regeneration 11. Intervertebral disc regeneration using Hydrogel implants 12. Hydrogels for Adipose Tissue Engineering 13. Hydrogels for Skin regeneration 14. Hydrogels for Infectious Diseases 15. Hydrogels in Dentistry
Part 3 Regulation and clinical application of Hydrogels 16. Regulation of hydrogels based products for Biomedical application 17. Clinically used hydrogels for Biomedical application
Dr. Jayakumar R. is a Professor at the Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine (ACNSMM), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi-682041, specializing in the area of Hydrogels and Biopolymeric Nanomaterials. He has over 235 Journal publications, 10 book chapters and 10 patents to his credit. His publications have been cited more than 13300 times with h-index-60. In addition, he has also edited and published 4 books. He has received "Young Investigator Fellowship-2008" from Department of Science and Technology (DST), India. Recently Dr. Jayakumar received "Best Faculty Researcher Award from Indian Chitin and Chitosan Society (ICCS), and "MRSI Medal-2017 from Materials Research Society of India (MRSI), India for his significant contribution towards biomaterials research. Additionally, Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science) honoured him with "India Research Excellence-Citation Awards-2017 in "Medical & Health Sciences discipline.