In order to grow replacement tissues, 3D scaffolds are widely used as a template for tissue engineering and regeneration. These scaffolds, which are typically ‘seeded’ with cells, support the growth of new tissues. However, in order to achieve successful tissue growth, the scaffold must meet specific requirements and are often ‘functionalized’ to accentuate particular properties. Functional 3D tissue engineering scaffolds: materials, technologies and applications, is a comprehensive review of functional 3D scaffolds, providing information on the fundamentals, technologies and applications.
Part 1 focuses on the fundamentals of 3D tissue scaffolds, examining information on materials, properties and trends. Part 2 discusses a wide range of conventional technologies for engineering functional 3D scaffolds, leading the way to a discussion on CAD and advanced technologies for functional 3D scaffold engineering. Chapters in part 4 study methods for functionalizing scaffolds to support a variety of in vivo functions whilst the final set of chapters provides an important review of the most significant applications of functional 3D scaffolds within tissue engineering.
This book is a valuable resource for biomaterial scientists and biomedical engineers in academia and industry, with interests in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
- Provides a self-contained work for the field of biomaterials and tissue engineering
- Discusses all the requirements a scaffold must meet and a wide range of strategies to create them
- Highlights significant and successful applications of functional 3D scaffolds
Materials scientists, biomaterial, biomedical, chemical engineers in academia and industry
- Mechanical and biological properties of scaffold materials
2. Natural materials for 3D scaffolds
3. Solvent casting and particulate leaching technologies for 3D scaffold engineering
4. Melt molding technologies for 3D scaffold engineering
5. Phase separation technologies for 3D scaffold engineering
6. Gas foaming technologies for 3D scaffold engineering
7. Freeze drying technologies for 3D scaffold engineering
8. Textile technologies for 3D scaffold engineering
9. Extrusion-based 3D printing technologies for 3D scaffold engineering
10. Scaffold functionalization to support tissue biocompatibility
11. Functional Three-Dimensional Scaffolds for Skeletal Muscle Tissue Engineering
12. 3D functional scaffold for cardiovascular tissue engineering
13. 3D functional scaffold for nerve tissue engineering
14. 3D functional scaffolds for skin tissue engineering
15. 3D functional scaffolds for dental tissue engineering
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- 1st October 2017
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Dr. Ying Deng is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Dakota (USD). Prior to her joining USD in 2008, she worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Bioengineering at Rice University at Houston. Dr. Deng earned her Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China in 2001 and her Master’s degree in Microbiology from Huazhong Agricultural University, China in 1997. Dr. Deng has authored or co-authored various articles in leading journals, exploring biomaterial application, especially tissue engineering application, and approaches to control biomaterial-related biofilm formation. She has co-authored a book chapter, patents, and has made dozens of presentations at national and international conferences. She serves as a manuscript reviewer for several biomaterials and drug delivery related scientific journals. She has received research funding for multifunctional (biocompatible and antimicrobial) biomaterial development from the South Dakota Board of Regents (SDBOR), the United States Department of Defense, and the National Institutes of Health. In addition, she is currently serving as the Chair of the Sioux Valley Local Section of the American Chemical Society. Her research interests include the development of biocompatible and antimicrobial materials, tissue engineering, drug delivery systems, and surface modification and characterization of biomedical implants and devices.
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of South Dakota, USA
The University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA