Biomaterials for Bone Regeneration

Biomaterials for Bone Regeneration
Author: P. Dubruel,S. Van Vlierberghe
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2014-06-09
ISBN 10: 0857098101
ISBN 13: 9780857098108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomaterials for Bone Regeneration Book Review:

Novel Biomaterials for Bone Regeneration provides a comprehensive review of currently available biomaterials and how they can be applied in bone regeneration. In recent decades, there has been a shift from the idea of using biomaterials as passive substitutes for damaged bones towards the concept of biomaterials as aids for the regeneration of a host's own bone tissue. This has generated an important field of research and a range of technological developments. Part one of this book discusses a wide range of materials, including calcium phosphate cements, hydrogels, biopolymers, synthetic polymers, and shape memory polymers. Part two then turns to the processing and surface modification of biomaterials, as well as how biomaterials can be evaluated both for their mechanical properties and for immunocompatibility with the host. Finally, part three covers a variety of cellular approaches, and production and delivery of biomaterials for bone regeneration. Chapters also consider the potential of electromagnetic and ultrasonic stimulation of biomaterials to aid in the regenerative process. Novel Biomaterials for Bone Regeneration represents an important resource for academics, clinicians, and industry professionals working in the area of biomedical materials, providing them with both an overview of the current state-of-the-art, and an indication of potential future developments. Provides comprehensive coverage of novel materials, techniques, and applications of biomaterials for bone regeneration Provides vital information on the various types of materials used in bone regeneration Discusses processing, modification, and evaluation techniques of biomaterials, and looks at cellular approaches and stimulation of biomaterials for bone regeneration

Bioactive Materials for Bone Regeneration

Bioactive Materials for Bone Regeneration
Author: Jiang Chang,Xingdong Zhang,Kerong Dai
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-11
ISBN 10: 9780128135037
ISBN 13: 0128135034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioactive Materials for Bone Regeneration Book Review:

Bioactive Materials for Bone Regeneration summarizes research advances on the topic, including sections on the characteristics of biomaterial-induced microenvironments, interactions of bioactive materials with stem cells and tissues, and the immunomodulatory microenvironment induced by biomaterials and its effects on osteogenesis. As the regeneration of large-size bone tissue defects represents a significant clinical challenge, this book demonstrates how new biomaterials with specific chemical and physical characteristics may interact with the host and create a unique micro-environment that actively facilitates stem cell differentiation along a specific lineage, thus stimulating tissue regeneration. Provides readers with the latest research developments in the fabrication techniques of bioactive materials for tissue regeneration and tissue engineering applications Presents the latest research advancements on how bioactive materials interact with the host and induce micro-environments for stem cell differentiation, immunomodulation and tissue regeneration Covers the methods, strategies, principle and mechanisms on constructing beneficial biomaterial microenvironments

Biomaterials in Orthopaedics and Bone Regeneration

Biomaterials in Orthopaedics and Bone Regeneration
Author: Preetkanwal Singh Bains,Sarabjeet Singh Sidhu,Marjan Bahraminasab,Chander Prakash
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-09-09
ISBN 10: 9811399778
ISBN 13: 9789811399770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomaterials in Orthopaedics and Bone Regeneration Book Review:

This book focuses on the recent advances in the field of orthopaedic biomaterials, with a particular emphasis on their design and fabrication. Biomimetic materials, having similar properties and functions to that of the natural tissue, are becoming a popular choice for making customized orthopaedic implants and bone scaffolds. The acceptability of these materials in the human body depends on the right balance between their mechanical and biological properties. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art research in this rapidly evolving field. The chapters cover different aspects of multi-functional biomaterials design, and cutting-edge methods for the synthesis and processing of these materials. Advanced manufacturing techniques, like additive manufacturing, used for developing new biomimetic materials are highlighted in the book. This book is a valuable reference for students and researchers interested in biomaterials for orthopaedic applications.

Translating Biomaterials for Bone Graft

Translating Biomaterials for Bone Graft
Author: Joo L. Ong,Teja Guda
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2017-01-06
ISBN 10: 1315363518
ISBN 13: 9781315363516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Translating Biomaterials for Bone Graft Book Review:

Translating Biomaterials for Bone Graft: Bench-top to Clinical Applications brings together the current translational research in bone tissue engineering, from design to application – from materials, drugs and biologic delivery used for bone graft applications to pre-clinical and clinical considerations. The book also discusses the regulatory approval pathways, which involves consideration of the class of devices; whether they are similar to existing solutions, minimal manipulation of donor tissue or completely novel materials, drugs and biologics. These considerations drive the ability to successfully transition the latest generations of bone graft materials into the clinics. Chapters come from materials scientists, clinicians, researchers, and consultants and provide a holistic understanding of the field. As such, the book is a state-of-the-art reference to bone therapies and should appeal to clinicians, scientists, as well as students interested in the current research and/or practices in the field of bone regeneration and restoration.

Bone Repair Biomaterials

Bone Repair Biomaterials
Author: Kendell Pawelec,J. A. Planell
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2018-11-29
ISBN 10: 0081024525
ISBN 13: 9780081024522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bone Repair Biomaterials Book Review:

Bone Repair Biomaterials: Regeneration and Clinical Applications, Second Edition, provides comprehensive reviews on materials science, engineering principles and recent advances. Sections review the fundamentals of bone repair and regeneration, discuss the science and properties of biomaterials used for bone repair, including metals, ceramics, polymers and composites, and discuss clinical applications and considerations, with chapters on such topics as orthopedic surgery, tissue engineering, implant retrieval, and ethics of bone repair biomaterials. This second edition includes more chapters on relevant biomaterials and a greatly expanded section on clinical applications, including bone repair applications in dental surgery, spinal surgery, and maxilo-facial and skull surgery. In addition, the book features coverage of long-term performance and failure of orthopedic devices. It will be an invaluable resource for researchers, scientists and clinicians concerned with the repair and restoration of bone. Provides a comprehensive review of the materials science, engineering principles and recent advances in this important area Presents new chapters on Surface coating of titanium, using bone repair materials in dental, spinal and maxilo-facial and skull surgery, and advanced manufacturing/3D printing Reviews the fundamentals of bone repair and regeneration, addressing social, economic and clinical challenges Examines the properties of biomaterials used for bone repair, with specific chapters assessing metals, ceramics, polymers and composites

Bone Substitute Biomaterials

Bone Substitute Biomaterials
Author: K. Mallick
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-08-05
ISBN 10: 0857099035
ISBN 13: 9780857099037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bone Substitute Biomaterials Book Review:

Bone substitute biomaterials are fundamental to the biomedical sector, and have recently benefitted from extensive research and technological advances aimed at minimizing failure rates and reducing the need for further surgery. This book reviews these developments, with a particular focus on the desirable properties for bone substitute materials and their potential to encourage bone repair and regeneration. Part I covers the principles of bone substitute biomaterials for medical applications. One chapter reviews the quantification of bone mechanics at the whole-bone, micro-scale, and non-scale levels, while others discuss biomineralization, osteoductivization, materials to fill bone defects, and bioresorbable materials. Part II focuses on biomaterials as scaffolds and implants, including multi-functional scaffolds, bioceramics, and titanium-based foams. Finally, Part III reviews further materials with the potential to encourage bone repair and regeneration, including cartilage grafts, chitosan, inorganic polymer composites, and marine organisms. Provides a detailed and accurate overview of the bone substitute biomaterials, a fundamental part of the biomaterials and biomedical sector Provides readers with the principles of bone substitute biomaterials Reviews biomaterials for bone regeneration

Bone Repair Biomaterials

Bone Repair Biomaterials
Author: J A Planell,S M Best,D Lacroix,A Merolli
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2009-08-26
ISBN 10: 1845696611
ISBN 13: 9781845696610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bone Repair Biomaterials Book Review:

Bone repair is a fundamental part of the rapidly expanding medical care sector and has benefited from many recent technological developments. With an increasing number of technologies available, it is vital that the correct technique is selected for specific clinical procedures. This unique book will provide a comprehensive review of the materials science, engineering principles and recent advances in this important area. The first part of the book reviews the fundamentals of bone repair and regeneration. Chapters in the second part discuss the science and properties of biomaterials used for bone repair such as metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. The final section of the book discusses clinical applications and considerations with chapters on such topics as orthopaedic surgery, tissue engineering, implant retrieval and ethics of bone repair biomaterials. With its distinguished editors and team of international contributors, Bone repair biomaterials is an invaluable reference for researchers and clinicians within the biomedical industry and academia. Provides a comprehensive review of the materials science, engineering principles and recent advances in this important area Reviews the fundamentals of bone repair and regeneration addressing social, economic and clinical challenges Examines the properties of biomaterials used for bone repair with specific chapters assessing metals, ceramics, polymers and composites

Biomaterials

Biomaterials
Author: Rosario Pignatello,Teresa Musumeci
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2018-05-02
ISBN 10: 1789230640
ISBN 13: 9781789230642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomaterials Book Review:

This contribution book collects five among reviews and original articles from eminent experts working in the interdisciplinary area of biomaterial synthesis and application. From their direct and recent experience, the readers can access the novel and ongoing potentialities of different synthetic and engineered biomaterials. Contributions reflect the fundamental studies, with a particular attention to the physico-chemical mechanical characterization of biomaterials, along with biocompatibility studies and potential clinical use. After an introductory chapter on the question of storage stability for biomaterial-based devices and products and for polymeric nanomedicines, a first review deals with the use and commercial sources of hydroxyapatite in tissue engineering and other biomedical applications. A study follows on optical fiber laser marking on the properties of stainless steel in implant manufacturing. Two other reviews, respectively, focused on the approaches to prevent or treat the effects of calcification that occurs in vivo on biomaterial-based implants and on the encapsulation of pancreatic islet cells for the treatment of type I diabetes will be presented. Finally, an overview on the physical bases and application in biomaterial science of the spray-drying process will close the volume. This setting will allow to achieve a general view of how classical and novel biomaterials can be applied, along with the methodologies necessary to design, develop, and characterize them, without the restrictions necessarily imposed by industrial or profit concerns. Readers will be apprised about the methodologies used to develop biomaterials possessing the physical and biological properties needed for specific medical and clinical applications.

Peptides and Proteins as Biomaterials for Tissue Regeneration and Repair

Peptides and Proteins as Biomaterials for Tissue Regeneration and Repair
Author: Mario Barbosa,M Cristina L Martins
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2017-09-25
ISBN 10: 008100852X
ISBN 13: 9780081008522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peptides and Proteins as Biomaterials for Tissue Regeneration and Repair Book Review:

Peptides and Proteins as Biomaterials for Tissue Regeneration and Repair highlights the various important considerations that go into biomaterial development, both in terms of fundamentals and applications. After covering a general introduction to protein and cell interactions with biomaterials, the book discusses proteins in biomaterials that mimic the extracellular matrix (ECM). The properties, fabrication and application of peptide biomaterials and protein-based biomaterials are discussed in addition to in vivo and in vitro studies. This book is a valuable resource for researchers, scientists and advanced students interested in biomaterials science, chemistry, molecular biology and nanotechnology. Presents an all-inclusive and authoritative coverage of the important role which protein and peptides play as biomaterials for tissue regeneration Explores protein and peptides from the fundamentals, to processing and applications Written by an international group of leading biomaterials researchers

A Tissue Regeneration Approach to Bone and Cartilage Repair

A Tissue Regeneration Approach to Bone and Cartilage Repair
Author: Hala Zreiqat,Colin R. Dunstan,Vicki Rosen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2014-12-05
ISBN 10: 3319132660
ISBN 13: 9783319132662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Tissue Regeneration Approach to Bone and Cartilage Repair Book Review:

Reviewing exhaustively the current state of the art of tissue engineering strategies for regenerating bones and joints through the use of biomaterials, growth factors and stem cells, along with an investigation of the interactions between biomaterials, bone cells, growth factors and added stem cells and how together skeletal tissues can be optimised, this book serves to highlight the importance of biomaterials composition, surface topography, architectural and mechanical properties in providing support for tissue regeneration. Maximizing reader insights into the importance of the interplay of these attributes with bone cells (osteoblasts, osteocytes and osteoclasts) and cartilage cells (chondrocytes), this book also provides a detailed reference as to how key signalling pathways are activated. The contribution of growth factors to drive tissue regeneration and stem cell recruitment is discussed along with a review the potential and challenges of adult or embryonic mesenchymal stem cells to further enhance the formation of new bone and cartilage tissues. This book serves to demonstrate the interconnectedness of biomaterials, bone/cartilage cells, growth factors and stem cells in determining the regenerative process and thus the clinical outcome.

Biomaterials for Bone Tissue Engineering

Biomaterials for Bone Tissue Engineering
Author: José A. Sanz-Herrera
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2020-05-27
ISBN 10: 3039289659
ISBN 13: 9783039289653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomaterials for Bone Tissue Engineering Book Review:

Bone tissue engineering aims to develop artificial bone substitutes that partially or totally restore the natural regeneration capability of bone tissue lost under circumstances of injury, significant defects, or diseases such as osteoporosis. In this context, biomaterials are the keystone of the methodology. Biomaterials for bone tissue engineering have evolved from biocompatible materials that mimic the physical and chemical environment of bone tissue to a new generation of materials that actively interacts with the physiological environment, accelerating bone tissue growth. Mathematical modelling and simulation are important tools in the overall methodology. This book presents an overview of the current investigations and recent contributions in the field of bone tissue engineering. It includes several successful examples of multidisciplinary collaboration in this transversal area of research. The book is intended for students, researchers, and professionals of a number of disciplines, such as engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biomedicine, biology, and veterinary. The book is composed of an editorial section and 16 original research papers authored by leading researchers of this discipline from different laboratories across the world

Advanced Techniques in Bone Regeneration

Advanced Techniques in Bone Regeneration
Author: Alessandro Rozim Zorzi,João Batista de Miranda
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2016-08-31
ISBN 10: 9535125389
ISBN 13: 9789535125389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Techniques in Bone Regeneration Book Review:

Advanced Techniques in Bone Regeneration is a book that brings together over 15 chapters, written by leading practitioners and researchers, of the latest advances in the area, including surgical techniques, new discoveries, and promising methods involving biomaterials and tissue engineering. This book is intended for all who work in the treatment of disorders involving problems with the regeneration of bone tissue, are doctors or dentists, as well as are researchers and teachers involved in this exciting field of scientific knowledge.

Marine Derived Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering Applications

Marine Derived Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering Applications
Author: Andy H. Choi,Besim Ben-Nissan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2019-07-08
ISBN 10: 9811388555
ISBN 13: 9789811388552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Derived Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering Applications Book Review:

This book presents the latest advances in marine structures and related biomaterials for applications in both soft- and hard-tissue engineering, as well as controlled drug delivery. It explores marine structures consisting of materials with a wide variety of characteristics that warrant their use as biomaterials. It also underlines the importance of exploiting natural marine resources for the sustainable development of novel biomaterials and discusses the resulting environmental and economic benefits. The book is divided into three major sections: the first covers the clinical application of marine biomaterials for drug delivery in tissue engineering, while the other two examine the clinical significance of marine structures in soft- and hard-tissue engineering, respectively. Focusing on clinically oriented applications, it is a valuable resource for dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and students and researchers in the field of tissue engineering.

Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine

Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine
Author: Leszek A. Dobrzański
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-02-14
ISBN 10: 953513776X
ISBN 13: 9789535137764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

The book Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine is addressed to the engineers and mainly medical practitioners as well as scientists and PhD degree students. The book indicates the progress in research and in the implementation of the ever-new biomaterials for the application of the advanced types of prosthesis, implants, scaffolds and implant-scaffolds including personalised ones. The book presents a theoretical approach to the synergy of technical, biological and medical sciences concerning materials and technologies used for medical and dental implantable devices and on metallic biomaterials. The essential contents of the book are 16 case studies provided in each of the chapters, comprehensively describing the authors' accomplishments of numerous teams from different countries across the world in advanced research areas relating to the biomaterials applied in regenerative medicine and dentistry. The detailed information collected in the book, mainly deriving from own and original research and R

Biomimicked Biomaterials

Biomimicked Biomaterials
Author: Heung Jae Chun,Rui L. Reis,Antonella Motta,Gilson Khang
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2020-06-29
ISBN 10: 9811532621
ISBN 13: 9789811532627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomimicked Biomaterials Book Review:

This book is the second of two volumes that together offer a comprehensive account of cutting-edge advances in the development of biomaterials for use within tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. In this volume, which is devoted to biomimetic biomaterials, the opening section discusses bone regeneration by means of duck’s feet-derived collagen scaffold and the use of decellularized extracellular matrices. The role of various novel biomimetic hydrogels in regenerative medicine is then considered in detail. The third section focuses on the control of stem cell fate by biomimetic biomaterials, covering exosome-integrated biomaterials for bone regeneration, cellular responses to materials for biomedical engineering, and the regulation of stem cell functions by micropatterned structures. Finally, the use of nano-intelligent biocomposites in regenerative medicine is addressed, with discussion of, for example, recent advances in biphasic calcium phosphate bioceramics and blood-contacting polymeric biomaterials. The authors are recognized experts in the interdisciplinary field of regenerative medicine and the book will be of value for all with an interest in regenerative medicine based on biomaterials.

Biomaterials for Organ and Tissue Regeneration

Biomaterials for Organ and Tissue Regeneration
Author: Nihal Vrana,Helena Knopf-Marques,Julien Barthes
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 846
Release: 2020-03-20
ISBN 10: 0081029071
ISBN 13: 9780081029077
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomaterials for Organ and Tissue Regeneration Book Review:

Biomaterials for Organ and Tissue Regeneration: New Technologies and Future Prospects examines the use of biomaterials in applications related to artificial tissues and organs. With a strong focus on fundamental and traditional tissue engineering strategies, the book also examines how emerging and enabling technologies are being developed and applied. Sections provide essential information on biomaterial, cell properties and cell types used in organ generation. A section on state-of-the-art in organ regeneration for clinical purposes is followed by a discussion on enabling technologies, such as bioprinting, on chip organ systems and in silico simulations. Provides a systematic overview of the field, from fundamentals, to current challenges and opportunities Encompasses the classic paradigm of tissue engineering for creation of new functional tissue Discusses enabling technologies such as bioprinting, organ-on-chip systems and in silico simulations

Nanoengineered Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine

Nanoengineered Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine
Author: Masoud Mozafari,Jayakumar Rajadas,David Kaplan
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2018-09-28
ISBN 10: 9780128133552
ISBN 13: 0128133554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanoengineered Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

Nanoengineered Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine showcases the advances that have taken place in recent years as an increasing number of nanoengineered biomaterials have been targeted to various organ tissues. The book systematically explores how nanoengineered biomaterials are used in different aspects of regenerative medicine, including bone regeneration, brain tissue reconstruction and kidney repair. It is a valuable reference resource for scientists working in biomaterials science who want to learn more about how nanoengineered materials are practically applied in regenerative medicine. Nanoengineered biomaterials have gained particular focus due to their many advantages over conventional techniques for tissue repair. As a wide range of biomaterials and nanotechnology techniques have been examined for the regeneration of tissues, this book highlights the discussions and advancements made. Provides a digestible reference source for surgeons and physicians who want to learn more on nanoengineered biomaterials and their use in effective medical treatments Offers systematic coverage on how nanoengineered biomaterials are used for different types of medicine Assesses the benefits and drawbacks of the use of bioengineered nanomaterials in different areas of regenerative medicine

Advances in Calcium Phosphate Biomaterials

Advances in Calcium Phosphate Biomaterials
Author: Besim Ben-Nissan
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business
Total Pages: 547
Release: 2014-04-17
ISBN 10: 3642539807
ISBN 13: 9783642539800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Calcium Phosphate Biomaterials Book Review:

Advances in Calcium Phosphate Biomaterials presents a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of the latest advances in developing calcium phosphate biomaterials and their applications in medicine. It covers the fundamental structures, synthesis methods, characterization methods, and the physical and chemical properties of calcium phosphate biomaterials, as well as the synthesis and properties of calcium phosphate-based biomaterials in regenerative medicine and their clinical applications. The book brings together these new concepts, mechanisms and methods in contributions by both young and “veteran” academics, clinicians, and researchers to forward the knowledge and expertise on calcium phosphate and related materials. Accordingly, the book not only covers the fundamentals but also open new avenues for meeting future challenges in research and clinical applications. Besim Ben-Nissan is a Professor of Chemistry and Forensic Science at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Mineralized Collagen Bone Graft Substitutes

Mineralized Collagen Bone Graft Substitutes
Author: Xiu-Mei Wang,Zhi-Ye Qiu,Helen Cui
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2019-04-18
ISBN 10: 0081027397
ISBN 13: 9780081027394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mineralized Collagen Bone Graft Substitutes Book Review:

Mineralized Collagen Bone Graft Substitutes presents a comprehensive study of biomimetic mineralized collagen, synthesized in vitro, a next generation biomaterial for bone regeneration. By focusing both on fundamental research and the clinical use of this novel material, the book provides a complete examination, from bench to bedside. Chapters discuss natural bone and familiar biomaterials for bone repair, the preparation and safety of mineralized collagen, products made of mineralized collagen, and present clinical case studies. This book is an invaluable and unique resource for researchers, clinicians, students and industrialists in the area of orthopedics and dentistry. Provides a deep analysis of synthetic collagen, from bench to bedside Systematically examines the structure, principles, properties, biomimetic synthesis and characterization of mineralized collagen for bone repair Includes case studies that look at a range of clinical bone repair applications of Mineralized collagen and their clinical results

Biomimetic Biomaterials

Biomimetic Biomaterials
Author: Andrew J Ruys
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2013-09-30
ISBN 10: 0857098888
ISBN 13: 9780857098887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomimetic Biomaterials Book Review:

A significant proportion of modern medical technology has been developed through biomimetics, which is biologically inspired by studying pre-existing functioning systems in nature. Typical biomimetically inspired biomaterials include nano-biomaterials, smart biomaterials, hybrid biomaterials, nano-biocomposites, hierarchically porous biomaterials and tissue scaffolds. This important book summarises key research in this important field. The book is divided into two parts: Part one is devoted to the biomimetics of biomaterials themselves while part two provides overviews and case studies of tissue engineering applications from a biomimetics' perspective. The book has a strong focus on cutting edge biomimetically inspired biomaterials including chitin, hydrogels, calcium phosphates, biopolymers and anti-thrombotic coatings. Since many scaffolds for skin tissue engineering are biomimetically inspired, the book also has a strong focus on the biomimetics of tissue engineering in the repair of bone, skin, cartilage, soft tissue and specific organs. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Biomimetic biomaterials is a standard reference for both the biomaterials research community and clinicians involved in such areas as bone regeneration, skin tissue and wound repair. Places strong focus on cutting edge biomimetically-inspired biomaterials including chitin, hydrogels, calcium phosphates, biopolymers and anti-thrombotic coatings Provides overviews and case studies of tissue engineering applications from a biomimetics perspective Also places focus on the biomimetics of tissue engineering in the repair of bone, skin, cartilage, soft tissue and specific organs