Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

From Fundamentals to Applications

1st Edition - April 1, 2023

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  • Editors: Miguel Oliveira, Joana Silva-Correia, Rui Reis
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128239483

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Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: From Fundaments to Applications provides the reader with a comprehensive, concise and thoroughly up-to-date resource on the different types of hydrogels in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The book is divided into three main sections that describe biological activities and the structural and physicochemical properties of hydrogels, along with a wide range of applications, including their combination with emerging technologies. Written by a diverse range of international academics for professionals, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students, this groundbreaking publication fills a gap in literature needed in the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine field.

Key Features

  • Reviews the fundamentals and recent advances of hydrogels in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications
  • Presents state-of-the-art methodologies for the synthesis and processing of different types of hydrogels
  • Includes contributions by leading experts in engineering, the life sciences, microbiology and clinical medicine


Academicians, especially the researchers and students who work in tissue engineering and/or the regenerative medicine field

Table of Contents

  • Section I- Fundamentals
    1. Natural hydrogels
    2. Synthetic hydrogels
    3. Hydrogel architecture and Biodegradability
    4. In silico simulation
    5. Hydrogels Functionalization strategies

    Section II-Types
    6. Ionic- and photo-crosslinked hydrogels
    7. Enzymatic-crosslinked hydrogels
    8. Thermo-responsive hydrogels
    9. pH-responsive hydrogels
    10. Conductive hydrogels
    11. Self-assembling hydrogels
    12. Self-immolative hydrogels
    13. “Self-healing” hydrogels
    14. Memory-shape hydrogels
    15. Cell-responsive hydrogels
    16. Polyelectrolyte complex hydrogels
    17. Interpenetrating polymer networks (IPN) hydrogels
    18. Composite hydrogels
    19. DNA Hydrogels
    20. Platelet Lysate Hydrogels

    Section III-Applications
    21. Hydrogels as scaffolds materials
    22. Hydrogels as filler materials
    23. Hydrogels as barriers
    24. Hydrogels as stents
    25. Hydrogels as bioadhesives
    26. Hydrogels as drug delivery carriers
    27. Hydrogels for cell delivery
    28. Hydrogels for development of bioinks
    29. Hydrogels for microfluidics
    30. Hydrogels for 3D TE models
    31. Hydrogels for imaging
    32. Hydrogels for biosensing
    33. Hydrogels for cancer treatment
    34. Hydrogels for viscosupplementation
    35. Hydrogels as biologics/gene delivery systems
    36. Hydrogels for ocular applications
    37. Hydrogels for dental applications
    38. Hydrogels for coatings
    39. Hydrogels for immunomodulation
    40. Hydrogels used in the clinics

Product details

  • No. of pages: 500
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: April 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128239483

About the Editors

Miguel Oliveira

J. Miguel Oliveira, BSc, PhD is the Director of Pre-Clinical Research at the FIFA MEDICAL CENTER, Estádio do Dragão, Porto, PT since Fev. 2013. Currently, he is a Lecturer in Doctoral Programme in Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells at UMinho, PT. He is also an Invited lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, U. Porto (since Sept. 2013) and Dept. of Polymer Eng., UM, PT. Dr. Oliveira has published over 220 scientific contributions in scientific journals. Miguel Oliveira was approved 17 patents, published 5 books, 3 special issue in scientific journals, and more than 90 book chapters in books with international circulation. In addition, he is member of the advisory board of the Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, International Journal of Tissue Engineering, Journal ISRN Biomaterials, The Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics, Journal “Recent Patents on Corrosion Science”, and referee in more than 40 international journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Investigator, FIFA Medical Center of Excellence, Estadio do Dragao, Porto, Portugal

Joana Silva-Correia

Joana Silva-Correia, BSc, PhD is an Assistant Researcher at 3B’s Research Group of University of Minho. She graduated Applied Biology and successfully completed a PhD degree in Sciences (Biology) at UM, in 2009. Since then she’s worked as team member in several EU and PT funded projects that address different areas for TERM applications. She is/was PI of 4 national and 1 international funded-projects. Dr. Silva-Correia is author of 115 publications: 63 international peer-reviewed papers, 24 book chapters and 28 ISI indexed conference abstracts and proceedings. In addition, she is inventor of 6 international/national granted patents and presented more than 130 communications in major conferences in the field. She received 17 academic scientific awards/distinctions. She’s been acting as referee of several international peer-reviewed journals (15), including some of the most relevant in the field (i.e. Tissue Engineering, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, among others).

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Researcher, 3B’s Research Group, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

Rui Reis

Dr. Rui Reis is 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 18 books, 10 special issue journals, 280 book chapters and has more than 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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