3D Bioprinting for Reconstructive Surgery: Techniques and Applications examines the combined use of materials, procedures and tools necessary for creating structural tissue constructs for reconstructive purposes. Offering a broad analysis of the field, the first set of chapters review the range of biomaterials which can be used to create 3D-printed tissue constructs. Part Two looks at the techniques needed to prepare biomaterials and biological materials for 3D printing, while the final set of chapters examines application-specific examples of tissues formed from 3D printed biomaterials.
3D printing of biomaterials for tissue engineering applications is becoming increasingly popular due to its ability to offer unique, patient-specific parts—on demand—at a relatively low cost. This book is a valuable resource for biomaterials scientists, biomedical engineers, practitioners and students wishing to broaden their knowledge in the allied field.
- Discusses new possibilities in tissue engineering with 3D printing
- Presents a comprehensive coverage of the materials, techniques and tools needed for producing bioprinted tissues
- Reviews emerging technologies in addition to commercial techniques
Biomaterials scientists in institutions and industry, biomedical engineers, post grads in allied fields, lab technicians
1. Introduction to 3D Tissue Engineering, biomaterials, techniques and applications
Part 1: Biomaterials and bio-inks for structural regenerative medicine and 3-D reconstructive tissue engineering
7. Biomaterial Preparation Directory
Part 2: Techniques for structural regenerative medicine and 3-D constructive tissue engineering
8. Stem Cell Preparation Techniques
9. Practical Laboratory Methods for 3-D Tissue Engineering
10. Bio-microfluidic Devices
11. 3-D Biofabrication Approaches
12. Bioink Preparation
13. Biorepair Technologies
14. Bioreactor Processes
15. 3-D Computational Design of Biostructures
Part 3: Applications of structural regenerative medicine and 3-D constructive tissue engineering
16. 3-D of Bone and Orthopaedic Structures
17. Biofabrication of Nerve Systems
18. 3-D bioprinting of Cartilage
19. 3-D Dermal and Skin System Engineering
20. Fabrication Methods for Muscle and Tendons
21. Arteries and Vessel Fabrication
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- 1st October 2017
- Woodhead Publishing
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Dr. Daniel Thomas B.Eng (Hons)., M.Sc., Eng.D., C.Sci., C.Eng., FBCS is an interdisciplinary researcher and writer who comes from an academic background in materials engineering, 3D Bioprinting, and tissue engineering disciplines.
3Dynamic Systems – Llynfi Enterprise Centre, Heol Ty Gwyn, Wales, UK
Zita is an Academic Clinical Lecturer in the Reconstructive Surgery & Regenerative Medicine Research Group at Swansea University and Registrar at the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, part of the Welsh Clinical Academic Track (WCAT) scheme. Zita studied medicine at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge and commenced research during her Master of Arts degree in Pharmacology. She has held teaching positions as a Cambridge University Supervisor for medical undergraduates, an Anatomy Demonstrator at Imperial College London and is a Royal College of Surgeons WIMAT (The Welsh Institute for Minimal Access Therapy) Basic Surgical Skills Tutor.
Clinical Lecturer, Swansea University Medical School, Swansea, UK
Iain Stuart Whitaker currently holds the current position of Chair of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Swansea University College of Medicine and Honorary Consultant Plastic Surgeon at The Welsh Centre for Burns & Plastic Surgery. After reading medicine at Trinity Hall, Iain completed a sub-internship in plastic surgery at Harvard Medical School which inspired his interest in plastic surgery, developing over the years a significant publication track record in the areas of reconstructive and trauma surgery. He has been involved in international multi-disciplinary collaborations with Uppsala, Utrecht, Louisville, Connecticut & Melbourne culminating in the award of a PhD and over 150 publications and several books.
Clinical Chair in Burns and Plastic Surgery, Swansea University Medical School, Swansea, UK