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Biomaterials for Stem Cell Therapy

State of Art and Vision for the Future, 1st Edition

Edited by Loredana De Bartolo, Augustinus Bader

CRC Press

662 pages | 29 Color Illus. | 84 B/W Illus.

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Focused on stem cell applications, this book bridges the fields of biomaterials, offering new insights into constructing and regenerating tissues and organs. Its unique feature is linking diseases of the human body to current thinking on how to deal with them in the context of current concepts and technologies by means of an in-depth focus on biomaterials. The book assembles recent advances and covers a range of topics related to stem cell biology, biomaterials and technological approaches such as bioreactors written by top researchers in the field. Stem cells of both embryonic and adult origin are discussed with applications ranging, but not limited to, nerve regeneration, liver, pancreas, skin, trachea, cartilage and bone repair and cardiovascular therapy. Developments in the field reflecting the design and construction of the human body and its principal anatomy are discussed from a materials point of view. The book will be a valuable tool for biomaterial scientists, tissue engineers, clinicians as well as stem cell biologists involved in basic research and applications of adult and embryonic stem cells. It will also be a source of reference for students in biotechnology, biomedical engineering, biology, biochemistry, materials sciences, pharmaceuticals, and veterinary and human medicine.

Table of Contents

Innovative Biomaterials

Synthetic Polymer-Network Based Materials in Stem Cell Research

Adam L. Sisson and Andreas Lendlein

Membrane Systems in Liver Regenerative Medicine

Simona Salerno, Loredana De Bartolo, and Enrico Drioli

Blood-derived biomaterials: what role can they play in regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy ?

Chen-Yao Su and Thierry Burnouf

Pectins as Future Biomaterials

Hanna Kokkonen and Juha Tuukkanen

Biointerfaces between Biomaterials and Biosystems in Tissue Engineering: Potential Contributions of Two-Photon Polymerization and Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Coatings

S. Grohmann, T.Weiß, and K. Liefeith

Cell-Material Interactions

Sabrina Morelli and Antonella Piscioneri

Stem Cells

Bone Marrow Stem Cells

Xuetao Pei, Wen Yue, Junnian Zhou, Xinlong Yan, Jingxue Wang, Jiafei Xi, Haiyun Pei, and Hailei Yao

Umbilical Cord Matrix Cells–Promising Instrument For Regenerative Medicine

Maslova O.O., Deryabina O.G., and Kordium V.A.

Cellular Properties of Mesenchymal Cells Derived from the Decidua of Human Term Placenta and Their Applications in Regenerative Medicine

Daisuke Kanematsu and Yonehiro Kanemura

Adipose Tissue: a New Source of Hepatic Cells.

Ana Bonora-Centelles, Ramiro Jover Atienza, Vicente Mirabet Lis, José Vicente Castell Ripoll, and MªJosé Gómez-Lechón

Engineering Biomimetic Microenvironments Using Biomaterials, Soluble Signals for Ex Vivo Expansion and Differentiation of Stem Cells: Strategic Challenges For Creation of Clinical Grades for Stem Cell Therapy

Shibashish Giri and Augustinus Bader

Translational Strategies

Bioartificial Pancreas

Yuji Teramura and Hiroo Iwata

Trachea and Larynx in Regenerative Medicine

Silvia Baiguera, M. Jaus, A. Gonfiotti, and Paolo Macchiarini

Organ Printing: a Novel Tissue Engineering Paradigm

Francoise Marga, Karoly Jakab, IoanKosztin, and Gabor Forgacs

Stem Cell Microencapsulation for Therapeutic Angiogenesis

Clara Sanz Nogués, Dilip Thomas, Abhay Pandit, and Timothy O’Brien

Microencapsulation and Bioreactors for Liver Support

Murielle Dufresne, Nhu Mai Tran, Stéphanie Capone, Martine Daujat, and Cecile Legallais

Mass Transfer and Computational Fluid-Dynamics in Bioreactors

Efrem Curcio and Loredana De Bartolo

Innovative Solutions for Wound Therapy

Christina Irene Günter and Hans-Günther Machens

Neuroprotection and Neuroregeneration Strategies for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Frank Striggow

Membrane Emulsification for Cell Delivery

Emma Piacentini, Enrico Drioli, and Lidietta Giorno

Regulations and Ethical Issues

GMP Requirements and Quality Management of Cellular Products

Markus Neubauer and Saskia Knothe

From Laboratory Bench to Registration and Marketing Approval: Clinical Development for the Biomaterial Developer

Rita Dobmeyer

The Tension between Conflicting Fundamental Values: The Ethical Challenge of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Eckhard Nagel

About the Editors

De Bartolo, Loredana; Bader, Augustinus

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Developmental Biology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General