Biomaterials for Skin Repair and Regeneration

Biomaterials for Skin Repair and Regeneration

1st Edition - June 5, 2019

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  • Editor: Elena Garcia-Gareta
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081025475
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081025468

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Biomaterials for Skin Repair and Regeneration examines a range of materials and technologies used for regenerating or repairing skin. With a strong focus on biomaterials and scaffolds, the book also examines the testing and evaluation pathway for human clinical trials. Beginning by introducing the fundamentals on skin tissue, the book goes on to describe contemporary technology used in skin repair as well as currently available biomaterials suitable for skin tissue repair and regeneration. Skin tissue engineering and the ideal requirements to take into account when developing skin biomaterials are discussed, followed by information on the individual materials used for skin repair and regeneration. As evaluation of biomaterials in animal models is mandatory before proceeding into human clinical trials, the book also examines the different animal models available. With a strong focus on materials, engineering, and application, this book is a valuable resource for materials scientists, skin biologists, and bioengineers with an interest in tissue engineering, regeneration, and repair of skin.

Key Features

  • Provides an understanding of basic skin biology
  • Comprehensively examines a variety of biomaterial approaches
  • Looks at animal models for the evaluation of biomaterial-based skin constructs


Skin biologists; bioengineers; post-grad students in tissue engineering, regeneration and biomaterials; plastics/burn surgeons; veterinary surgeons

Table of Contents

    1. Skin Biology
    2. Skin Repair Technology
    3. Skin Tissue Engineering

    4. Decellularised Dermis Tissue
    5. Synthetic Polymers
    6. Natural Polymers
    7. Composites of both synthetic and natural polymers
    8. Bioglasses

    9. Murine Models
    10. Porcine Models

Product details

  • No. of pages: 372
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2019
  • Published: June 5, 2019
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081025475
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081025468

About the Editor

Elena Garcia-Gareta

Elena García-Gareta is The RAFT Institute (Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust) Acting CEO, Director of Research, and the Group Leader for the Regenerative Biomaterials group, leading work on novel biomaterial-based therapies for tissue regeneration. Dr. Elena Garcia joined The RAFT Institute in November 2011, after completing her PhD at University College London on tissue regeneration and regenerative medicine. She initially joined as Post-Doctoral Scientist, later as Science Team Leader, and recently as Director of Research and Acting CEO. Elena is an honors PhD/MSc/BSc/BSc scientist with over 14 years research experience in biomaterial development, tissue engineering, stem cell biology, biochemistry, and analytical chemistry. Her research background includes the academic, biotechnology, and not-for-profit sectors.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Research and Group Leader, Regenerative Biomaterials group, RAFT (Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust)

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