Distinct from tissue engineering, which focuses primarily on the repair of tissues, regenerative engineering focuses on the regeneration of tissues: creating living, functional tissue that has the ability to replace organs that are dysfunctional. The challenge of working in an area like regenerative engineering lies, in part, in the breadth of information required to truly appreciate and begin to think about this field. Regenerative Engineering introduces the field through the presentation of fundamental concepts of cell biology, stem cell science, materials science, and cell-material interactions. It also focuses on specific organ and tissue types and presents up-to-date examples of ongoing work, often in the context of a specific clinical need.
Regenerative medicine focuses on the biological aspects of tissue regeneration via stem cells, factors, and cytokines, while tissue engineering focuses on the integration of materials science and life sciences. This book integrates these two areas, presenting each concept in the framework of regenerative engineering.
Combining science, engineering and medicine, Regenerative Engineering incorporates all of the essential elements needed for further advancement in this field. The book explores the development and examination of vital organs and tissue types and addresses concerns as it relates to the regenerative engineering of various organ tissues, vascular tissues, bone, ligament, neural tissue, and the interfaces between tissues.
"This is a good book to have on your bookcase so that it can be easily handed to a student or young investigator. I foresee this book as a stepping off point to stimulate interest in a field that is rapidly evolving and is likely to have a significant impact on our ability to treat disease, disfigurement and trauma in the future."
—Biomaterials Forum, Fourth Quarter 2013
"This book gives historical precedence for tissue engineering while providing the most up-to-date clinical examples. It is nice to see tissue engineering strategies that are tissue-specific, as the design requirements of clinical solutions will depend largely on the tissue of interest. This book is ideal for introductory coursework or reference for the initiate in the field of tissue engineering. … The authors are leaders in their respective fields and have knowledge of both the breadth and depth of tissue engineering strategies. The text is well-organized and will fit well into most introductory biomaterials/tissue engineering courses around the country."
—Laura Suggs, University of Texas at Austin, USA
"The text is well written and succinct. The references are up to date. Given the background of the senior editor as an orthopaedic surgeon, clinical details are provided in most of the chapters in a highly readable manner, and this can be useful for the non-clinician user."
—The Journal of Histotechnology, March 2014
Regenerative Engineering: The Future of Medicine
Saadiq F. El-Amin III , MD , PhD; Joylene W.L. Thomas, MD ; Ugonna N. Ihekweazu, MD ; Mia D. Woods, MS; and Ashim Gupta, MS
Gloria Gronowicz, PhD and Karen Sagomonyants, DMD
Stem Cells and Tissue Regeneration
Kristen Martins-Taylor, PhD; Xiaofang Wang, MD , PhD; Xue-Jun Li, PhD; and Ren-He Xu, MD , PhD
Introduction to Materials Science
Sangamesh G. Kumbar, PhD and Cato T. Laurencin, MD , PhD
A. Jon Goldberg, PhD and Liisa T. Kuhn, PhD
In Vitro Assessment of Cell–Biomaterial Interactions
Yong Wang, PhD
Host Response to Biomaterials and Its Implications in Regenerative Engineering
Lakshmi S. Nair, MPhil, PhD
Organ Regenerative Engineering: Cell Sources, Considerations, and Strategies
Anthony Atala, MD; Meng Deng, PhD; and Yusuf Khan, PhD
Cardiovascular Regenerative Engineering
Rebekah A. Neal, PhD; Anusuya Das, PhD; and Edward A. Botchwey, PhD
Bone Regenerative Engineering
Yusuf Khan, PhD; Anil Magge, BS; and Cato T. Laurencin, MD , PhD
Engineering Tissue-to-Tissue Interfaces
Nancy M. Lee, ME ng; Nora T. Khanarian, PhD; Jung Hyun Park, PhD; and Helen H. Lu, PhD
Neural Regenerative Engineering
Shyam Aravamudhan, PhD and Ravi V. Bellamkonda, PhD
Ligament Regenerative Engineering
Parimala S. Samuel, MS; Benjamin R. Mintz, BS; Kristen L. Lee, BS; and James A. Cooper, Jr., PhD
Skeletal Muscle Regenerative Engineering
Shaun W. McLaughlin, BS; Michael N. Wosc zyna, PhD; Cato T. Laurencin, MD , PhD; and David J. Goldhamer, PhD
Engineering Limb Regeneration: Lessons from Animals That Can Regenerate
David M. Gardiner, PhD; Susan V. Bryant, PhD; and Ken Muneoka, PhD