1st Edition

Functional Biomaterials Advances in Design and Biomedical Applications

    324 Pages 46 Color & 12 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    324 Pages 46 Color & 12 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    With the emergence of additive manufacturing, mass customization of biomaterials for complex tissue regeneration and targeted drug delivery applications is possible. This book emphasizes the fundamental concepts of biomaterials science, their structure–property relationships and processing methods, and biological responses in biomedical engineering. It focuses on recent advancements in biomedical applications, such as tissue engineering, wound healing, drug delivery, cancer treatments, bioimaging, and theranostics.

    This book:

    • Discusses design chemistry, modification, and processing of biomaterials
    • Describes the efficacy of biomaterials at various scales for biological response and drug delivery
    • Demonstrates technological advances from conventional to additive manufacturing
    • Covers future of biofabrication and customized medical devices

    This volume serves as a go-to reference on functional biomaterials and is ideal for multi-disciplinary communities such as students and research professionals in materials science, biomedical engineering, healthcare, and medical fields.

    Chapter 1. Stimuli-Responsive Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering and Drug and Delivery Applications.

    Remziye Aysun Kepekçi.

    Chapter 2. 3D Printing of Hydrogels for Cartilage Tissue Engineering Applications.

    Sena Su Torun, Ecem Dogan, Nazmi Ekren, Cem Bulent Ustundag, Oguzhan Gunduz.

    Chapter 3. Advances in 3D Hydrogel Matrix and Their Role in Neural Tissue Engineering.

    Sumeyye Cesur, Tuba Bedir, Nazmi Ekren, Oguzhan Gunduz, Cem Bulent Ustundag.

    Chapter 4. Evolution of Biogenic Synthesized Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Applications.

    Deepa Suhag, Yogita Basnal.

    Chapter 5. 3D Bioprinting of Hydrogels for Bones and Skin Tissue Regeneration.

    Sümeyra Ayan, Rıdvan Yıldırım, Nazmi Ekren, Oguzhan Gunduz, Cem Bulent Ustundag.

    Chapter 6. Design and Development of Biopolymers-Based Gene Delivery Applications.

    Sajeesh S., Dipin Das A.K., and Rekha M.R.

    Chapter 7. Stimuli-Responsive Microgels as Drug Carriers and Theranostics.

    Aastha Gupta, Ankita Dhiman, Sangram K. Samal, Garima Agrawal.

    Chapter 8. Bioactive Glasses: Multifunctional Delivery Systems for Cancer Theranostic Applications.

    Saeid Kargozar, Sara Gorgani, Sahar Mollazadeh, Farzad Kermani, Francesco Baino.

    Chapter 9. Cryogels, Macroporous Hydrogels, as Promising Materials for Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery.

    I. N. Savina.

    Chapter 10. Constructing Three-Dimensional Microenvironments Using Engineered Biomaterials for Bone and Cartilage Tissue Regeneration.

    Ketki Holkar, Isha Behere and Ganesh Ingavle.

    Chapter 11. Collagen-Based Functionalized Nanocomposite for Bone Tissue Regeneration.

    Sougata Ghosh, Sirikanjana Thongmee, Hisao Haniu, and Ebrahim Mostafavi.

    Chapter 12. Composite Hydrogels for Adipose Tissue Engineering.

    P.N. Blessy Rebecca, D. Durgalakshmi, and R. Ajay Rakkesh.

    Chapter 13. Recent Progress in Organic-Inorganic Hybrids for Bone Tissue Reconstruction.

    Toshiki Miyazaki.

    Chapter 14. Biomaterials and Microfluidics Systems Used for Modeling Pathological Tissues.

    Baeckkyoung Sung.


    Dr. Anuj Kumar is Assistant Professor (International Faculty Member), School of Chemical Engineering, Yeungnam University, South Korea. He is also DBT-Ramalingaswami Fellow and BK21 Participating Professor. He received his PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering (Major in Polymers & Biomaterials) from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR), India in 2014. Also, he received two Master's degrees in Fibre Science and Technology (MTech) and Organic Chemistry (MSc) in 2009 and 2006 from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) and Chaudhary Charan Singh University (CCSU) Meerut, India.

    Dr. Durgalakshmi Dhinasekaran is a DST-INSPIRE Faculty, Department of Medical Physics, Anna University, Chennai, India. She is also Assistant Professor of Physics, Ethiraj College, Chennai, India. She received her PhD in the field of Physics-Nanoscience from National Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology from University of Madras, Chennai, India in 2015.

    Dr. Irina Savina is Senior Lecturer, School of Applied Science, University of Brighton, UK. She graduated from Ryazan State Pedagogical University, Russia, with qualification of Teacher of Biology and Chemistry. She completed her PhD at A.N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, and postdoctoral studies at University of Gent in Belgium and at Lund University in Sweden.

    Prof. Sung Soo Han is Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, Yeungnam University, South Korea. He received his PhD (Polymer and Textile Engineering), MS (Textile Engineering), and BS (Textile Engineering) from Seoul National University, Korea.