Electrospinning for Tissue Regeneration

Edited by

  • L Bosworth
  • S Downes, University of Manchester, UK

Electrospinning is a simple and highly versatile method for generating ultrathin fibres with diameters ranging from a few micrometres to tens of nanometres. Although most commonly associated with textile manufacturing, recent research has proved that the electrospinning technology can be used to create organ components and repair damaged tissues. Electrospinning for tissue regeneration provides a comprehensive overview of this innovative approach to tissue repair and regeneration and examines how it is being employed within the biomaterials sector.

The book opens with an introduction to the fundamentals of electrospinning. Chapters go on to discuss polymer chemistry, the electrospinning process, conditions, control and regulatory issues. Part two focuses specifically on electrospinning for tissue regeneration and investigates its uses in bone, cartilage, muscle, tendon, nerve, heart valve, bladder, tracheal, dental and skin tissue regeneration before concluding with a chapter on wound dressings. Part three explores electrospinning for in vitro applications. Chapters discuss cell culture systems for kidney, pancreatic and stem cell research.

With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Electrospinning for tissue regeneration is a valuable reference tool for those in academia and industry concerned with research and development in the field of tissue repair and regeneration.
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Those in academia and industry concerned with research and development in the field of tissue repair and regeneration.


Book information

  • Published: June 2011
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84569-741-9

Table of Contents

Part 1 Fundamentals of electrospinning: Introduction to electrospinning; Polymer chemistry; The electrospinning process, conditions and control; Regulatory issues relating to electrospinning. Part 2 Electrospinning for tissue regeneration: Bone tissue regeneration; Cartilage tissue regeneration; Muscle tissue regeneration; Tendon tissue regeneration; Nerve tissue regeneration; Heart valve tissue regeneration; Bladder tissue regeneration; Tracheal tissue regeneration; Dental regeneration; Skin tissue regeneration; Wound dressings. Part 3 Electrospinning for in vitro applications applications: Cell culture systems for kidney research; Cell culture systems for pancreatic research; Cell culture systems for stem cell research.