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
Nihal Engin Vrana
Scaffold Processing Technologies for Tailored Cell Interactions
Garrett Brian McGuinness, Irina Pascu, Caitriona Lally, and Richard O’Connor
Nanomaterial Cell Interactions in Tissue Engineering
Erkan Turker Baran, Dilek Keskin, and Aysen Tezcaner
Engineering Cell Surface Interface in Tissue Engineering and Cell-Based Biosensors
Anwarul Hasan, Amir Sanati-Nezhad, Mohammad Ariful Islam, John Saliba, Hani A. Alhadrami, Adnan Memic, and Ayad Jaffa
Protein Micropatterning Techniques for Tissue Engineering and Stem Cell Research
Neerajha Nagarajan, Kenneth Hung, and Pinar Zorlutuna
Cell–Scaffold Interfaces in Skin Tissue Engineering
Cell and Materials Interface in Cryobiology and Cryoprotection
Kazuaki Matsumura, Minkle Jain, and Robin Rajan
Micropatterning Techniques to Control Cell–Biomaterial Interface for Cardiac Tissue Engineering
Harpinder Saini, Feba S. Sam, Mahshid Kharaziha, and Mehdi Nikkhah
Polysaccharide-Based Biomaterials for Cell–Material Interface
Jorge Almodovar, David A. Castilla Casadiego, and Heleine V. Ramos Avilez
Macrophage-Mediated Foreign Body Responses
Vladimir Riabov, Alexandru Gudima, and Julia Kzhyshkowska
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