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Tissue Engineering Using Ceramics and Polymers - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780128205082

Tissue Engineering Using Ceramics and Polymers

3rd Edition

Editors: Aldo Boccaccini P.X. Ma Liliana Liverani
Paperback ISBN: 9780128205082
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st October 2021
Page Count: 840
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Table of Contents

Part I: General issues: Materials
1. Ceramic biomaterials for tissue engineering
2. Synthetic Polymeric biomaterials for tissue engineering
3. Natural polymeric biomaterials for tissue engineering
4. Bioactive glasses for tissue engineering
5. Biodegradable and bioactive polymer/inorganic phase composites

Part II: General issues: Processing and characterisation
6. Overview of scaffolds processing technologies
7. Transplantation of engineered cells and tissues
8. Advanced imaging/MRI for tissue engineering
9. Nanoscale design in biomineralization for developing new biomaterials
10. Additive Manufacturing of Polymers and Ceramics for Tissue Engineering Applications

Part III: Tissue and organ regeneration
11. Myocardial tissue engineering
12. Bladder tissue regeneration
13. Peripheral nerve tissue engineering
14. Skeletal muscle tissue engineering
15. Cartilage tissue engineering
16. Bone tissue engineering
17. Nanofibrous scaffolds for skin tissue engineering and wound healing applications
18. Interface tissue engineering
19. Bioceramic nanoparticles for tissue engineering and drug delivery
20. Hydrogels for bone tissue engineering
21. Dense collagen-based scaffolds for soft tissue engineering applications
22. Reproductive organs tissue engineering
23. Scaffolds with drug delivery capability


Tissue Engineering Using Ceramics and Polymers, Third Edition is a valuable reference tool for both academic researchers and scientists involved in biomaterials or tissue engineering, including the areas of bone and soft-tissue reconstruction, repair and organ regeneration. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, this book reviews the latest research and advances in this thriving area and how they can be used to develop treatments for disease states. New sections cover nanobiomaterials, drug delivery, advanced imaging and MRI for tissue engineering, and characterization of vascularized scaffolds.

Technology and research in the field of tissue engineering has drastically increased within the last few years to the extent that almost every tissue and organ of the human body could potentially be regenerated with the aid of biomaterials.

Key Features

  • Provides updated and new information on ceramic and polymer biomaterials for tissue engineering
  • Presents readers with systematic coverage of the processing, characterization and modeling of each material
  • Includes content that will be relevant to a range of readers, including biomedical engineers, materials scientists, and those interested in regenerative medicine


Materials scientists and biomedical engineers in academia and research, interested in developing optimal materials for tissue engineering


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About the Editors

Aldo Boccaccini

Professor Aldo R. Boccaccini is a Professor of Biomaterials and Head of the Institute of Biomaterials at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. Prior to this appointment, he was Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Imperial College London, UK (2000-2009). The research activities of Prof. Boccaccini are in the broad area of glasses, ceramics and polymer/glass composites for biomedical, functional and/or structural applications. He is the author or co-author of more than 800 scientific papers and 15 book chapters. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal “Materials Letters” (Elsevier).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Biomaterials and Head, Institute of Biomaterials, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

P.X. Ma

Ma is the Richard H Kingery Endowed Collegiate Professor of Biologic and Materials Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. His research is in the areas of biomaterials, biomedical polymers, controlled release, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine. Among various recognitions, Dr. Ma was named one of the Top 100 materials scientists in the world by Thomson Reuters. He is an elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering, Fellow of the Materials Research Society and Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Richard H Kingery Endowed Collegiate Professor, University of Michigan, USA

Liliana Liverani

Liliana Liverani is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Biomaterials, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. She has expertise on the synthesis and functionalization of polymers and composites for tissue engineering applications, mainly by using the electrospinning technique.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Associate, Institute of Biomaterials, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany