Materials for Biomedical Engineering: Hydrogels and Polymer-based Scaffolds - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128169018

Materials for Biomedical Engineering: Hydrogels and Polymer-based Scaffolds

1st Edition

Editors: Alina-Maria Holban Alexandru Grumezescu
Paperback ISBN: 9780128169018
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st March 2019
Page Count: 558
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Materials for Biomedical Engineering: Hydrogels and Polymer-Based Scaffolds discusses the use of a wide variety of hydrogels as bioactive scaffolds in regenerative medicine, including updates on innovative materials and their properties. Various types of currently investigated scaffolding materials and hydrogels are discussed, as is their future roles and applications, the main techniques for scaffold fabrication, and their characterization procedures. Readers will be able to use this book as a guide for the selection of the best materials for a specific application.

Key Features

  • Provides a valuable resource of recent scientific progress, highlighting the most well-known applications of hydrogels as bioactive scaffolds in regenerative medicine
  • Includes novel opportunities and ideas for developing or improving technologies in biomaterials, and in related biomedical industries
  • Features at least 50% of references from the last 2-3 years


Academic and industrial researchers, PhD students  working in nanotechnology, materials  science, biomaterials and biomedical engineering, especially  institutions where online access to journals is a problem

Table of Contents

  1. Hydrogels and non-hydrogel scaffolds and cell interaction
    2. Interactions between Tissues, Cells and Biomaterials: an Advanced Evaluation by Synchrotron Radiation-based High Resolution Microtomography
    3. Bioprinted scaffolds
    4. Superabsorbent Hydrogels Based on Chitosan: Current State and Potential Applications
    5. Development and characterization of hydrogels based on chitosan and xyloglucan from Chia Seed (Salvia Hispanica L.)
    6. Bioresorbable polymers for use in tissue engineering: PLA, PGA and their Copolymers
    7. Technological challenges and advances: from lactic acid to Polylactate and co-polymers
    8. PLGA scaffolds: Building blocks for the new age of biomaterials
    9.  Biodegradable scaffolds based on chitosan-g-polylactide copolymers
    10. Electro-spun Scaffolds of Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate). Morphology, aging and Adhesion and Cell Viability of HEK293 and NHOst cells
    11. Polyurethane-based structures obtained by 3D printing technologies
    12. Composites based on bio-derived polymers: potential role in tissue engineering
    13. Techniques for the fabrication of inorganic scaffolds
    14. Composite Scaffolds for Bone and Osteochondral Defects
    15. Pristine and Plasma Treated Thermoplastic Biopolymers/Biocomposites in Tissue Engineering and Biodegradable Implants
    16. The design of two different structural scaffolds using β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) and collagen for bone tissue engineering
    17. Composite materials based on hydroxyapatite embedded in biopolymer matrices. Ways of synthesis and application
    18. Biopolymers-Graphene Oxide Nanoplatelets Composites with Enhanced Conductivity and Biocompatibility Suitable for Tissue Engineering Applications
    19. Study of microstructural, structural, mechanical, and vibrational properties of defatted trabecular bovine bones: natural sponges
    20. Laser Processing of Biocompatible Polymers for Development of Mems for Medical and High-tech Applications


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About the Editor

Alina-Maria Holban

Alina-Maria Holban is a lecturer in Microbiology and Immunology, at the Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest; and associate researcher at the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania. Her primary area of research is the development of bionanomaterials with antimicrobial applications. Dr. Holban has published 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 42 conference/symposia proceedings, and has edited more than 21 edited books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Botany and Microbiology Department, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest, Romania

Alexandru Grumezescu

Alexandru Grumezescu

Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu is a lecturer in the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, at the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania. He is an experienced researcher and published editor in the field of nano and biostructures. He is the editor-in-chief of two international open access journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience. Dr. Grumezescu has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers, authored nine books, and has served as an editor for more than 50 scholarly books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science and Faculty of Medical Engineering, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

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