Tissue Engineering Using Ceramics and Polymers, Third Edition 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, repair and organ regeneration. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, this book reviews the latest research and advances in this thriving area and how they can be used to develop treatments for disease states. New sections cover nanobiomaterials, drug delivery, advanced imaging and MRI for tissue engineering, and characterization of vascularized scaffolds.
Technology and research in the field of tissue engineering has drastically increased within the last few years to the extent that almost every tissue and organ of the human body could potentially be regenerated with the aid of biomaterials.
- Provides updated and new information on ceramic and polymer biomaterials for tissue engineering
- Presents readers with systematic coverage of the processing, characterization and modeling of each material
- Includes content that will be relevant to a range of readers, including biomedical engineers, materials scientists, and those interested in regenerative medicine
Part I: General issues: Materials 1. Ceramic biomaterials for tissue engineering 2. Synthetic Polymeric biomaterials for tissue engineering 3. Natural polymeric biomaterials for tissue engineering 4. Bioactive glasses for tissue engineering 5. Biodegradable and bioactive polymer/inorganic phase composites 6. Nanostructures in tissue engineering
Part II: General issues: Processing, characterisation and modelling 7. Overview of scaffolds processing technologies 8. Characterisation of cells on biomaterial surfaces and tissue-engineered constructs using microscopy techniques 9. Materials for perfusion bioreactors used in tissue engineering 10. Transplantation of engineered cells and tissues 11. Carrier systems and biosensors 12. From images to mathematical models: intravoxel micromechanics for ceramics and polymers 13. Advanced imaging/MRI for tissue engineering 14. Characterization of vascularized scaffolds
Part III: Tissue and organ regeneration 15. Myocardial tissue engineering 16. Kidney tissue engineering 17. Bladder tissue regeneration 18. Peripheral nerve tissue engineering 19. Tissue engineering of the small intestine 20. Skeletal muscle tissue engineering 21. Cartilage tissue engineering 22. Liver tissue engineering 23. Bone tissue engineering 24. Skin tissue engineering and wound healing 25. Interface tissue engineering 26. Bioceramic nanoparticles for tissue engineering and drug delivery 27. Nanoscale design in biomineralization for developing new biomaterials 28. The future of tissue engineering
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).
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.
Dr. Liliana Liverani collaborates with Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini at the Institute of Biomaterials, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Dr. Liverani is elected fellow of the Young Scientists Forum of the European Society for Biomaterials