WTEC Panel Report on Tissue Engineering Research

1st Edition

Authors: Larry McIntire
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124841505
eBook ISBN: 9780080543871
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 13th December 2002
Page Count: 268
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WTEC Panel on Tissue Engineering Research is a comparative review of tissue engineering research and development activities in the United States, Japan, and Western Europe conducted by a panel of leading U.S. experts in the field. This book covers biomaterials, cells, biomolecules, non-medical applications, engineering design, informatics, and legal and regulatory issues associated with tissue engineering research and applications. This document will serve as a basis for continued dialogue within nations' tissue engineering research and development community and with other important stakeholders, providing guidance for future programs. This text highlights the necessity for providing continued and enhanced resources to further the progress in tissue engineering, harness developments, and maintain scientific and economic leadership.

Table of Contents

Foreword List of Figures List of Tables Executive Summary

  1. Introduction Background: The Significance of Tissue Engineering History of Tissue Engineering Promise of Tissue Engineering Other Applications Emerging Industry of Tissue Engineering Objectives of the WTEC Study Scope and Methodology Vision for the Future Acknowledgements References 2 Biomaterials Introduction U.S. R&D Activities Japanese R&D Activities European R&D Activities Summary References 3 Cells Introduction Analysis of Current State of the Art and Factors Influencing Progress Control of Cell Proliferation and Differentiation U.S. R&D Activities Background Current Efforts Future Position R&D Activities in Europe Japan Summary References 4 Biomolecules Introduction Gene Transfer Angiogenic Factors/Growth Factors Differentiation Factors Bone Morphogenic Proteins References 5 Cell-Based Technologies: Non-Medical Applications Introduction Overview of R&D Activities Summary 6 Engineering Design Aspects of Tissue Engineering Introduction Bioreactor Technology Preservation of Cells and Engineered Tissues Mass Transport Issues Following Implantation Biomechanics Issues Summary References 7 Informatics and Tissue Engineering Introduction Informatics Components That Will Ultimately Support Tissue Engineering U.S. R&D Activities European R&D Activities Japanese R&D Activities Summary References 8 Legal and Regulatory Issues Introduction FDA Regulation Other Considerations Relevant to Engineered Tissues Regulation of Pharmaceutical/Medical Human Tissue Products in Europe Regulation of Pharmaceutical/Medical Human Tissue Pr


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Larry McIntire