341 pages | 9 Color Illus. | 20 B/W Illus.
The purpose of this book is to summarize key strategies and recent accomplishments in the area of developing cell/biomaterial constructs for regenerative medicine. The first section is a review of the state-of-the-art of biomaterial carriers and is divided into synthetic and natural materials. A subset of the latter are decellularized organs which retain the structure and some of the biological activities of the target organ. The bulk of the book is devoted to unique problems associated with key tissue and organ targets.
Natural materials for cell-based therapies. Synthetic polymers for cell-based therapies. Decellularized tissues for bioengineering of whole organs. Cell-based approaches for vascularized tissue formation. Using biomaterials to deliver cells in vivo for neural tissue engineering applications.Cell carriers for bone and cartilage repair in vivo. Delivering therapeutic cells to the heart. In vivo cell delivery:Pancreatic islet transplantation. Cutaneous wound healing. Incorporaton of in vitro cell conditioning for enhanced development of tissue-engineered skeletal muscle implants. Conditioning cells in vitro to facilitate tendon and ligament regeneration. In vitro cell conditioning for the development of engineered blood vessels. Perspectives for clinical translation: How stem cells and biomaterials affect vasculogenesis and neurogenesis in preclinical and clinical models.