Description

Biomedical foams are a new class of materials, which are increasingly being used for tissue engineering applications. Biomedical Foams for Tissue Engineering Applications provides a comprehensive review of this new class of materials, whose structure can be engineered to meet the requirements of nutrient trafficking and cell and tissue invasion, and to tune the degradation rate and mechanical stability on the specific tissue to be repaired.

Part one explores the fundamentals, properties, and modification of biomedical foams, including the optimal design and manufacture of biomedical foam pore structure for tissue engineering applications, biodegradable biomedical foam scaffolds, tailoring the pore structure of foam scaffolds for nerve regeneration, and tailoring properties of polymeric biomedical foams. Chapters in part two focus on tissue engineering applications of biomedical foams, including the use of bioactive glass foams for tissue engineering applications, bioactive glass and glass-ceramic foam scaffolds for bone tissue restoration, composite biomedical foams for engineering bone tissue, injectable biomedical foams for bone regeneration, polylactic acid (PLA) biomedical foams for tissue engineering, porous hydrogel biomedical foam scaffolds for tissue repair, and titanium biomedical foams for osseointegration.

Biomedical Foams for Tissue Engineering Applications is a technical resource for researchers and developers in the field of biomaterials, and academics and students of biomedical engineering and regenerative medicine.

Key Features

  • Explores the fundamentals, properties, and modification of biomedical foams
  • Includes intense focus on tissue engineering applications of biomedical foams
  • A technical resource for researchers and developers in the field of biomaterials, and academics and students of biomedical engineering and regenerative medicine

Readership

Researchers active in the fields of chemistry, polymer development, materials processing, biology, medicine, and tissue engineering; Manufacturers and developers of bone substitutes based on bioceramics and bioglasses; Academics in biomedical engineering and regenerative medicine

Table of Contents

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Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials

Part I: Fundamentals, properties and modification of biomedical foams

1. Introduction to biomedical foams

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Evolution of biomedical foams

1.3 Materials for fabricating biomedical foams

1.4 Manufacturing processes for biomedical foams and scaffolds

1.5 Scaffolds for in vitro cell culture

1.6 Scaffolds for in vivo tissue-induced regeneration

1.7 Platforms for the controlled delivery of bioactive agents

1.8 Microscaffolds for in situ cell delivery and tissue fabrication

1.9 Three-dimensional tumour models

1.10 Conclusion

1.11 References

2. Properties of biomedical foams for tissue engineering applications

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Metals for biomedical foam fabrication

2.3 Ceramics and glass for biomedical foam fabrication

2.4 Degradable polymers for biomedical foam fabrication

2.5 Polymer-based composites for biomedical foam fabrication

2.6 Conclusions and future trends

2.7 References

3. Optimal design and manufacture of biomedical foam pore structure for tissue engineering applications

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Micro-structure of biomedical foams and processing techniques

3.3 Improving control of scaffold pore structure by combined approaches

3.4 Pore structure versus in vitro cell culture

3.5 Pore structure vs. in vivo new tissue regeneration

3.6 Conclusion

3.7 References

4. Tailoring the pore structure of foam scaffolds for nerve regeneration

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Materials for foam scaffold fabrication

4.3 Design and fabrication of foam scaffolds for nerve regeneration

4.4 Methods of assessing

Details

No. of pages:
446
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857097033
Print ISBN:
9780857096968
Print ISBN:
9780081015162

About the editor

Paulo Netti

Paolo A. Netti is a Professor of Material Science at the Department of Chemical, Materials and Production Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Italy and the Director of the Centre for Advanced Biomaterials for Health Care of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Naples, Italy