Biofabrication

Micro- and Nano-fabrication, Printing, Patterning and Assemblies

Biofabrication is a practical guide to the novel, inherently cross-disciplinary scientific field that focuses on biomanufacturing processes and a related range of emerging technologies. These processes and technologies ultimately further the development of products that may involve living (cells and/or tissues) and nonliving (bio-supportive proteins, scaffolds) components. The book introduces readers to cell printing, patterning, assembling, 3D scaffold fabrication, cell/tissue-on-chips as a coherent micro-/nano-fabrication toolkit. Real-world examples illustrate how to apply biofabrication techniques in areas such as regenerative medicine, pharmaceuticals and tissue engineering.

In addition to being a vital reference for scientists, engineers and technicians seeking to apply biofabrication techniques, this book also provides an insight into future developments in the field, and potential new applications.

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Audience

R&D teams, researchers and

scientists in the fields of

Bioengineering / Biomaterials /

Biofabrication / Biomedical

Engineering / Tissue Engineering;

Regenerative Medicine,

Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals,

Mechanical Engineering.

Engineers and Industrial scientists at

pharmaceutical companies, biotech

companies, medical device

companies.

Biotechnologists and Process

E

 

Book information

  • Published: March 2013
  • Imprint: WILLIAM ANDREW
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-2852-7


Table of Contents

Introduction: what is biofabrication?

2. Biofabrication of bio-supportive

systems

3. Biofabrication of cellular and tissue

constructs

4. Biofabrication of model systems

5. Device biofabrication

6. Modeling the biofabrication process

7. Industrial implications of

biofabrication

8. Future trends in biofabrication