352 pages | 40 Color Illus. | 16 B/W Illus.
Nanotechnology and high-end characterization techniques have highlighted the importance of the material choice for the success of tissue engineering. A paradigm shift has been seen from conventional passive materials as scaffolds to smart multi-functional materials that can mimic the complex intracellular milieu more effectively. This book presents a detailed overview of the rationale involved in the choice of materials for regeneration of different tissues and the future directions in this fascinating area of materials science with specific chapters on regulatory challenges & ethics; tissue engineered medical products.
"The book of provides a broad overview of regenerative engineering along with focused chapters related to engineering of various types of artificial tissues and organs. The book is well written, up to date, and provides a good overview of the topic."
— Roger Narayan, UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, USA
"This interesting book written from well known scientists provides an interesting overview of the different and more modern aspects regarding biomaterials, engineered tissues, and tools used up to date for regeneration and therapy of the different human tissues. Its reading may be useful to the chemical and medical community, and to people involved in the marketing of cosemetics and medical devices, to have a general introduction on the nanostructures used in the regenerative medicine as well as for teaching and self-study purposes."
— P. Morganti, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Applied Cosmetology
Basis of Tissue Engineering approaches. Regeneration of Bone tissue . Biomimetic Cartilage. Tissue Engineering of Ligament. Bioengineering of Skin Substitutes. Tissue engineering based functional restoration of Blood vessel. Hepatic tissue engineering . Bioartificial Pancreas. Neural regeneration. Tissue Engineering therapies for Ocular regeneration. Tissue engineering strategies for Dental applications. Image-guided tissue engineering. Tissue Engineered Medical Products. Regulatory Challenges & Ethics