Self-assembling Biomaterials: Molecular Design, Characterization and Application in Biology and Medicine, provides comprehensive information on an emerging area of biomaterials science, by providing conceptual designs and advanced characterization tools on these biomaterials. With a strong focus into the features of self-assembly, it also aims to update and inform the biomaterials community about the recent developments and major breakthroughs in the field.
Self-assembling Biomaterials: Molecular Design, Characterization and Application in Biology and Medicine begins by separately addressing the theoretical and practical aspects of self-assembly. Further chapters look at the use of dynamic self-assembly (out of equilibrium), an emerging and exciting area that could revolutionize the field of self-assembling biomaterials. Next, the characterization techniques that are specific to self-assembling biomaterials are discussed. The final group of chapters discusses the dissemination of self-assembling biomaterials in specific applications.
Written by researchers working in self-assembling biomaterials, this approach will guarantee that even the more theoretical aspects of self-assembly will be described according to the specific needs of the Biomaterials scientific community.
- Explores both theoretical and practical aspects of self-assembly in biomaterials
- Includes a dedicated section on characterization techniques, specific for self-assembling biomaterials
- Examines the use of dynamic self-assembling biomaterials
Materials scientists, biomedical engineers, chemists working in the field of soft-matter, biomaterials and stem cells for tissue engineering
Part 1 - Molecular building blocks for self-assembly of biomaterials
1. Nucleic acids
5. Synthetic polymers
8. Synthetic supramolecular systems
9. Host-guest interactions
Part 2 - Mechanisms of self-assembly: controlling driving forces and boundaries for self-assembly across scales
10. Discrete (soluble/particulate) vs continuous (bulk materials/ hydrogels)
11. Shear/field-induced self-assembly
12. Self-assembly in confined environments
13. Interfacial self-assembly
15. Orthogonal self-assembly
Part 3 - Unique properties of self-assembling biomaterials: blurring the frontiers between biomaterials and biology
18. Easy incorporation of chemical functionality with great spatial control
20. Dynamic/Dissipative self-assembly (out of equilibrium) applications
Part 4 - Nanoscale characterization of self-assembling biomaterials
21. Nanoscale Imaging
22. Nanoscale structural organization
23. Molecular simulations
Part 5 - Applications of self-assembling biomaterials
24. Cell-nanobiomaterials interactions
25. 3D cell culture
26. Regenerative medicine
27. Drug delivery
28. Diagnosis and biosensing
29. Surface modification of implants
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- © Woodhead Publishing 2018
- 1st March 2018
- Woodhead Publishing
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She has more than 15 years of research experience, in particular in biomaterials engineering, and has developed significant work on the development of self-assembling biomaterials (membranes, capsules) for biomedical applications (cell culture, regenerative medicine).
senior Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials and Director of Operations of the new Institute of Bioengineering at QMUL, UK
His research work covers thermo-responsive polymeric nanoparticles for drug delivery, peptide self-assembly and supramolecular chemistry. Dr. da Silva has been invited by the European Research Executive Agency to evaluate research proposals and ongoing projects since 2011, and regularly reviews research papers in the Biomaterials Science field.
Dr. Ricardo da Silva has 12 years of research experience in the field of Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine applications.