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Encyclopedia of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128136997, 9780128137000

Encyclopedia of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

1st Edition

Editor in Chief: Rui Reis
eBook ISBN: 9780128137000
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128136997
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 3rd June 2019
Page Count: 1418
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Encyclopedia of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine provides a comprehensive collection of personal overviews on the latest developments and likely future directions in the field. By providing concise expositions on a broad range of topics, this encyclopedia is an excellent resource. Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine are relatively new fields still in their early stages of development, yet they already show great promise. This encyclopedia brings together foundational content and hot topics in both disciplines into a comprehensive resource, allowing deeper interdisciplinary research and conclusions to be drawn from two increasingly connected areas of biomedicine.

Key Features

  • Provides a ‘one-stop’ resource for access to information written by world-leading scholars in the fields of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
  • Contains multimedia features, including hyperlinked references and further readings, cross-references and diagrams/images
  • Represents the most comprehensive and exhaustive product on the market on the topic


Academics, researchers and students at undergraduate level and above including biomedical engineers, biomedical researchers, medical scientists, molecular biologists, stem cell scientists, and students and researchers in molecular biology. Within industry, bioengineers, biologists and stem cell researchers will also be interested. Pathologists as well

Table of Contents

1. Overarching concepts in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
2. Stem cells of various kinds: provenance, classification and useful properties. (ESC, iPSC, tissue specific epithelia, mesenchymal, cord blood, etc.)
3. Stem cell niches in various tissues
4. Harnessing stem cells for tissue regeneration
5. Tissue engineering as a surgical discipline
6. Approaches to tissue engineering: matrix choices, organ decellularization
7. Creating artificial tissue niches for tissue engineering creating stem cell niches, bioreactors
8. Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine approaches and applications in various tissues: Brain, bone and joint, eye, gut, heart, kidney, lung, liver, muscle, pancreas, skin, tendon
9. Regulatory pathways and barriers to implementation of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
10. The value proposition for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine: how to get the job done


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About the Editor in Chief

Rui Reis

Professor Rui L. Reis, PhD, DSc, Hon. Causa MD, Hon Causa PhD, FBSE, FTERM. He’s Vice-President for Research and Innovation of University of Minho, Portugal, Director of 3B’s Research Group and Director of ICVS/3B´s Associate Laboratory, both of UMinho. He’s the CEO of the European Institute of Excellence on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, the Coordinator of the Discoveries Centre for Regenerative and Precision Medicine, the Global Past-President of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society and the Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. He’s edited several books and has more 1225 published works listed on ISI Web of Knowledge, being an inventor of around 70 patents. He’s been awarded many important international prizes, including the TERMIS-EU contributions to the literature Award and the TERMIS-EU Career Achievement Award, and recently the UNESCO- International Life Sciences Award and the IET A. F. Harvey Engineering Research Prize.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director and Professor, 3B´s Research Group, I3Bs – Institute on Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics of University of Minho, Portugal

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