Tissue Engineering


  • Clemens Van Blitterswijk, Professor of Tissue Regeneration at Maastricht University, The Netherlands
  • Jan De Boer, Laboratory of Cell Biology-Inspired Tissue Engineering, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Clemens Van Blitterswijk, Professor of Tissue Regeneration at Maastricht University, The Netherlands
  • Peter Thomsen, Goteborg University, Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Sweden
  • Jeffrey Hubbell, ETH in Lausanne, Institute for Biomaterials Engineering Laboratory of Regenerative Medicine and Pharmacology, Switzerland
  • Ranieri Cancedda, Laboratoriodi di Medicina Rigenerativa, CBA, Genoa, Italy
  • J.D. de Bruijn, Queen Mary University of London
  • Anders Lindahl, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden
  • Jerome Sohier, Université de Nantes, France
  • David Williams, University of Liverpool, Department of Clinical Engineering, U.K.

Tissue Engineering is a comprehensive introduction to the engineering and biological aspects of this critical subject. With contributions from internationally renowned authors, it provides a broad perspective on tissue engineering for students and professionals who are developing their knowledge of this important topic. Key topics covered include stem cells; morphogenesis and cellular signaling; the extracellular matrix; biocompatibility; scaffold design and fabrication; controlled release strategies; bioreactors; tissue engineering of skin, cartilage, bone and organ systems; and ethical issues.
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students studying biomedical and tissue engineering; researchers; scientists


Book information

  • Published: March 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-370869-4

Table of Contents

1. Stem cells2. Morphogenesis, generation of tissue in the embryo3. Tissue homeostasis4. Cellular signaling5. The extracellular matrix as a biologic scaffold for tissue engineering6. Natural polymers in tissue engineering applications7. Degradable polymers for tissue engineering8. Degradation of bioceramics9. Biocompatibility10. Cell source11. Cell culture: harvesting, selection, expansion, and differentiation12. Cell nutrition13. Cryobiology14. Scaffold design and fabrication15. Controlled release strategies in tissue engineering16. Bioreactors for tissue engineering17. Tissue engineering for skin transplantation18. Tissue engineering of cartilage19. Tissue engineering of bone20. Tissue engineering of the nervous system21. Tissue engineering of organ systems22. Ethical issues in tissue engineering