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Nanocomposites for Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781782424529, 9781782424758

Nanocomposites for Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration

1st Edition

Editor: Huinan Liu
eBook ISBN: 9781782424758
Hardcover ISBN: 9781782424529
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 23rd February 2016
Page Count: 406
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Designing nanocomposites for musculoskeletal tissue regeneration

1. Design and fabrication of nanocomposites for musculoskeletal tissue regeneration

2. Nanomaterials as Reinforcing Agents for Biodegradable and Biocompatible Polymeric Tissue Engineering Implants

3. Effects of surface modification on polymeric biocomposites for orthopaedic applications

4. Proliferation and Osteogenic Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells on composites

Part 2 Polymer nanocomposites for musculoskeletal tissue regeneration

5. Toxicity and biocompatibility of nanocomposites for musculoskeletal tissue regeneration

6. Advanced polymer Composites and Structures for bone and cartilage Tissue Engineering

7. Biodegradable polymer nanocomposites for spine tissue engineering

8. Chitosan nanocomposites for bone tissue regeneration

9. Polymer nanocomposites for drug delivery applications in bone tissue regeneration

10. Fabrication of Cellulosic Composite Scaffolds for Cartilage Tissue Engineering

11. Electrospun scaffolds for cartilage regeneration

12. Nanocomposites for cartilage and osteochondral repair

13. In vitro Studies of Hydrogels for cartilage repair

Part three Ceramic and glass nanocomposites for musculoskeletal tissue regeneration

14. Biomimetic phosphate nanocomposites for bone tissue regeneration

15. Hydroxapatite nanocomposites for tendon repair

16. Ceramic-polymer nanocomposites for bone tissue regeneration


Nanocomposites for Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration discusses the advanced biomaterials scientists are exploring for use as tools to mimic the structure of musculoskeletal tissues. Bone and other musculoskeletal tissues naturally have a nanocomposite structure, therefore nanocomposites are ideally suited as a material for replacing and regenerating these natural tissues. In addition, biological properties such as biointegration and the ability to tailor and dope the materials make them highly desirable for musculoskeletal tissue regeneration.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive discussion on the design and advancements made in the use of nanocomposites for musculoskeletal tissue regeneration
  • Presents an In-depth coverage of material properties
  • Includes discussions on polymers, ceramics, and glass


Researchers in industry and academia with a particular interest in tissue engineering of bone and other hard tissues.


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About the Editor

Huinan Liu

Dr. Huinan H. Liu currently is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering in the Bourns College of Engineering, and participates in the interdisciplinary Materials Science and Engineering Program, the Stem Cell Center, the Microbiology Program, the Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology (CMDB) Program, and the Biomedical Sciences Program of the School of Medicine, at the University of California at Riverside (UCR). She received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Brown University in 2008 and her M.S. and B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Purdue University and the University of Science and Technology in Beijing. After her Ph.D., she worked as a senior scientist at NanoMech to translate nanomaterials to clinically viable products that benefit the people in need. Her research focuses on engineering novel biodegradable materials and nanostructured interfaces for controlling cellular functions toward improving tissue regeneration and reducing infections. She has supervised 30+ graduate students and 100+ undergraduate researchers since she established her laboratory at UCR in 2011. Her work has led to 100+ refereed journal articles, 30 conference proceeding papers, 4 books, 14 invited book chapters, 2 issued patents, 80+ invited talks, and 160 conference presentations and abstracts. Dr. Liu is the recipient of the following awards: 2015 University of California Regents Faculty Development Award, 2012 American Heart Association National Scientist Development Award, 2012 Hellman Faculty Fellowship, etc. Dr. Liu served as a symposium organizer and session chair for World Biomaterials Congress (WBC) quadrennial meetings, Society for Biomaterials (SFB) annual meetings, Materials Research Society (MRS) annual meetings, TMS annual meetings, etc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, University of California, USA