A significant portion of biomedical applications necessitates the establishment of an interface between the cells of the patient and the components of the device. In many cases, such as in implants and engineered tissues, the interaction of the cells with the biomaterial is one of the main determinants of the success of the system. Cell and Material Interface: Advances in Tissue Engineering, Biosensor, Implant, and Imaging Technologies explores this interaction and its control at length scales ranging from the nano to the macro.
Featuring contributions from leading molecular biologists, chemists, and material scientists, this authoritative reference:
- Presents practical examples of cell and material interface-based applications
- Reflects the interdisciplinary nature of bioengineering, covering topics such as biosensing, immunology, and controlled delivery
- Explains the role of the cell and material interface in the context of cardiac and skin tissue engineering, nanoparticles, natural polymers, and more
Cell and Material Interface: Advances in Tissue Engineering, Biosensor, Implant, and Imaging Technologies addresses concepts essential to biomaterial production methods and cell and material interactions. The book provides a solid starting point for elucidating and exploiting the different aspects of cellular interactions with materials for biomedical engineering.
Table of Contents
Editorial: Introduction to Cell/Material Interface. Scaffold Processing Technologies for Tailored Cell Interactions. Nanomaterial Cell Interactions in Tissue Engineering. Engineering Cell Surface Interface in Tissue Engineering and Cell-Based Biosensors. Protein Micropatterning Techniques for Tissue Engineering and Stem Cell Research. Cell–Scaffold Interfaces in Skin Tissue Engineering. Cell and Materials Interface in Cryobiology and Cryoprotection. Micropatterning Techniques to Control Cell–Biomaterial Interface for Cardiac Tissue Engineering. Polysaccharide-Based Biomaterials for Cell–Material Interface. Macrophage-Mediated Foreign Body Responses.
Nihal Engin Vrana is the director of fundamental research at Protip Medical. He earned his Ph.D from Dublin City University as a Marie Curie early-stage researcher fellow. Dr. Vrana is the scientific coordinator of two European projects, EuroTransBio Bimot and FP7 IMMODGEL. He has authored 32 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, four book chapters, and two European patents. His awards include the Parlar Foundation Thesis of the Year (2006) award, European Society for Biomaterials Translational Research award (2011), 2nd Aegean R&D Patent competition 1st place award (2012), and Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Outstanding Paper award (2013).
"The book is written in a clear manner by scientists working in the field. The pages are beautifully illustrated and each chapter concludes with plenty of references. I would recommend this book to anyone working in nanotechnology, advanced optics issues, and especially to people working in life sciences."
—Optics & Photonics News, March 2016