- Clemens van Blitterswijk, Twente University, Faculty of Science and Technology, 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 an extremely important area. It generally involves the use of materials and cells with the goal of trying to understand tissue function and some day enabling virtually any tissue or organ on the body to be made de novo. To achieve this very important long-range objective requires research in many areas. This book... addresses many of these important topics, and the chapters provide a foundation for the understanding and development of the cell-based systems needed for tissue engineering.Dr. Robert S. LangerInstitute Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from his Foreword to this bookKey Features* Brings together fundamental knowledge in each of the key topics that those studying and working in tissue engineering need to understand and master* Surpasses other books that provide a collection of research and protocols, by presenting an insightful examination of the different aspects of tissue engineering* Its textbook approach enables readers to develop knowledge and understanding swiftly by introducing key topics and providing supporting analysis * Color illustrations, clear examples, case studies, chapter exercises plus frequent Classical and State of the Art Experiment overviews set topics in context for a wide range of readers* Meets the needs of a wide range of engineering and life sciences students, including biomedical engineers, chemical and process engineers, materials scientists, biologists and medical studentsTissue 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 coming to the subject for the first time. 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.
Hardbound, 760 Pages
Published: April 2008
Imprint: Academic Press
- 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