Nanomaterial technologies can be used to fabricate high-performance biomaterials with tailored physical, chemical, and biological properties. They are therefore an area of interest for emerging biomedical technologies such as scaffolding, tissue regeneration, and controlled drug delivery. Nanomaterials in tissue engineering explores the fabrication of a variety of nanomaterials and the use of these materials across a range of tissue engineering applications.
Part one focuses on the fabrication of nanomaterials for tissue engineering applications and includes chapters on engineering nanoporous biomaterials, layer-by-layer self-assembly techniques for nanostructured devices, and the synthesis of carbon based nanomaterials. Part two goes on to highlight the application of nanomaterials in soft tissue engineering and includes chapters on cardiac, neural, and cartilage tissue engineering. Finally, the use of nanomaterials in hard tissue engineering applications, including bone, dental and craniofacial tissue engineering is discussed in part three.
Nanomaterials in tissue engineering is a standard reference for researchers and tissue engineers with an interest in nanomaterials, laboratories investigating biomaterials, and academics interested in materials science, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering and biological sciences.
- Explores the fabrication of a variety of nanomaterials and their use across a range of tissue engineering applications
- Examines engineering nanoporous biomaterials, layer-by-layer self-assembly techniques for nanostructured devices, and the synthesis of carbon based nanomaterials
- Highlights the application of nanomaterials in soft tissue engineering and includes chapters on cardiac, neural, and cartilage tissue engineering
Biomedical engineering researchers and researchers interested in biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; Materials scientists; Chemical engineers;
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Chapter 1: Biomedical nanomaterials in tissue engineering
1.2 Overview of nanomaterials in tissue engineering
1.3 Biomedical nanomaterials in tissue engineering applications
1.4 Future trends
Part I: Fabrication of nanomaterials for tissue engineering applications
Chapter 2: Synthesis of polymeric nanomaterials for biomedical applications
2.2 Types of polymers used in nanomaterials
2.3 Synthesis of polymeric nanoparticles
2.4 Synthesis of polymeric scaffolds
2.5 Characterization of the nanomaterials
2.6 Future trends
Chapter 3: Engineering nanoporous biomaterials
3.2 Nanotubes and etched nanoporous surfaces
3.3 Self-assembled supramolecular organic templates
3.4 Self-assembled colloidal templates
Chapter 4: Layer-by-layer self-assembly techniques for nanostructured devices in tissue engineering
4.2 Interaction between biomaterials as ingredients for multilayer formulations
4.3 Scalability to three dimensions
4.4 Application of nanostructured multilayer devices in tissue engineering
Chapter 5: Synthesis of carbon based nanomaterials for tissue engineering applications
5.2 Carbon nanotubes and fibers
5.3 Fullerenes (C60)
5.5 Nanodiamond systems
5.6 Carbon-nanostructured materials
Chapter 6: Fabrication of nanofibrous scaffolds for tissue engineering applications
6.2 Methods for nanofibrous scaffolds fabricat
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Dr Akhilesh K. Gaharwar works in the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and is also a research fellow in the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Materials at Harvard University, USA.
Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr Shilpa Sant is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. She is also an affiliate faculty member at McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Pittsburgh, USA.
University of Pittsburgh and Harvard Medical School
Dr Matthew J. Hancock is a research scientist at Broad Institute, USA.
Dr Adam A. Hacking is the director of the Laboratory for Musculoskeletal Research and Innovation (LMRI) in the Department of Orthopaedics at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA.
Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
"...a timely contribution for researchers working at the intersection of the highly active fields of nanomaterials and tissue engineering...non-experts who want to jump right will likely find much of the material accessible..."--Biomat.net, October 2013
"The book…captures the convergence of cutting-edge research at the interface of nanobiomaterials, and tissue engineering. the book provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of the latest developments in nanomaterials for tissue engineering for anyone new to the subjects, and is a useful reference for advanced professionals."--MaterialsViews.com, March 4, 2014
"…this volume addresses a previously underserved niche within the spectrum of biomaterials/tissue engineering research [and] remains firmly focused on the challenges and opportunities of nanomaterials applied in tissue engineering."--James Henderson The Biomaterials Network