Lab on a Chip Fabrication and Application

Lab on a Chip Fabrication and Application
Author: Margarita Stoytcheva,Roumen Zlatev
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-06-29
ISBN 10: 9535124579
ISBN 13: 9789535124573
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lab on a Chip Fabrication and Application Book Review:

The necessity of on-site, fast, sensitive, and cheap complex laboratory analysis, associated with the advances in the microfabrication technologies and the microfluidics, made it possible for the creation of the innovative device lab-on-a-chip (LOC), by which we would be able to scale a single or multiple laboratory processes down to a chip format. The present book is dedicated to the LOC devices from two points of view: LOC fabrication and LOC application.

Departments of Labor Health and Human Services Education and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2016

Departments of Labor  Health and Human Services  Education  and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2016
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105050682777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Microfluidic Cell Culture Systems

Microfluidic Cell Culture Systems
Author: Christopher Bettinger,Jeffrey T Borenstein,Sarah L Tao
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2012-12-31
ISBN 10: 143773460X
ISBN 13: 9781437734607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microfluidic Cell Culture Systems Book Review:

The fields of microfluidics and BioMEMS are significantly impacting cell biology research and applications through the application of engineering solutions to human disease and health problems. The dimensions of microfluidic channels are well suited to the physical scale of biological cells, and the many advantages of microfluidics make it an attractive platform for new techniques in biology. This new professional reference applies the techniques of microsystems to cell culture applications. The authors provide a thoroughly practical guide to the principles of microfluidic device design and operation and their application to cell culture techniques. The resulting book is crammed with strategies and techniques that can be immediately deployed in the lab. Equally, the insights into cell culture applications will provide those involved in traditional microfluidics and BioMEMS with an understanding of the specific demands and opportunities presented by biological applications. The goal is to guide new and interested researchers and technology developers to the important areas and state-of-the-practice strategies that will enhance the efficiency and value of their technologies, devices and biomedical products. Provides insights into the design and development of microfluidic systems with a specific focus on cell culture applications Focuses on strategies and techniques for the design and fabrication of microfluidic systems and devices for cell culture Provides balanced coverage of microsystems engineering and bioengineering

Organs on chips

Organs on chips
Author: Yu-suke Torisawa,Yi-Chung Tung
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2020-05-27
ISBN 10: 3039289179
ISBN 13: 9783039289172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organs on chips Book Review:

Recent advances in microsystems technology and cell culture techniques have led to the development of organ-on-chip microdevices that produce tissue-level functionality, not possible with conventional culture models, by recapitulating natural tissue architecture and microenvironmental cues within microfluidic devices. Since the physiological microenvironments in living systems are mostly microfluidic in nature, the use of microfluidic devices facilitates engineering cellular microenvironments; the microfluidic devices allow for control of local chemical gradients and dynamic mechanical forces, which play important roles in cellular viability and function. The organ-on-chip microdevices have great potential to promote drug discovery and development, to model human physiology and disease, and to replace animal models for efficacy and toxicity testing. Recently, induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells have been leveraged to develop organs-on-chips, which enable various types of organ models and disease models not possible with primary cells and cell lines. This Special Issue seeks to showcase research papers, short communications, and review articles that focus on: (1) microdevices to mimic or control cellular microenvironment; (2) microdevices to evaluate interactions between different organ models; (3) microdevices to maintain iPS cells or iPSC-derived cells; and (4) sensors and techniques to evaluate drug efficacy or toxicity.

Stem Cells

Stem Cells
Author: Christine Mummery,Anja van de Stolpe,Bernard Roelen,Hans Clevers
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2014-05-23
ISBN 10: 0124115675
ISBN 13: 9780124115675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells Book Review:

The second edition of Stem Cells: Scientific Facts and Fiction provides the non-stem cell expert with an understandable review of the history, current state of affairs, and facts and fiction of the promises of stem cells. Building on success of its award-winning preceding edition, the second edition features new chapters on embryonic and iPS cells and stem cells in veterinary science and medicine. It contains major revisions on cancer stem cells to include new culture models, additional interviews with leaders in progenitor cells, engineered eye tissue, and xeno organs from stem cells, as well as new information on "organs on chips" and adult progenitor cells. In the past decades our understanding of stem cell biology has increased tremendously. Many types of stem cells have been discovered in tissues that everyone presumed were unable to regenerate in adults, the heart and the brain in particular. There is vast interest in stem cells from biologists and clinicians who see the potential for regenerative medicine and future treatments for chronic diseases like Parkinson's, diabetes, and spinal cord lesions, based on the use of stem cells; and from entrepreneurs in biotechnology who expect new commercial applications ranging from drug discovery to transplantation therapies. Explains in straightforward, non-specialist language the basic biology of stem cells and their applications in modern medicine and future therapy Includes extensive coverage of adult and embryonic stem cells both historically and in contemporary practice Richly illustrated to assist in understanding how research is done and the current hurdles to clinical practice

Principles of Tissue Engineering

Principles of Tissue Engineering
Author: Robert Lanza,Robert Langer,Joseph P. Vacanti
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 995
Release: 2000-05-16
ISBN 10: 008053967X
ISBN 13: 9780080539676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Tissue Engineering Book Review:

The opportunity that tissue engineering provides for medicine is extraordinary. In the United States alone, over half-a-trillion dollars are spent each year to care for patients who suffer from tissue loss or dysfunction. Although numerous books and reviews have been written on tissue engineering, none has been as comprehensive in its defining of the field. Principles of Tissue Engineering combines in one volume the prerequisites for a general understanding of tissue growth and development, the tools and theoretical information needed to design tissues and organs, as well as a presentation of applications of tissue engineering to diseases affecting specific organ systems. The first edition of the book, published in 1997, is the definite reference in the field. Since that time, however, the discipline has grown tremendously, and few experts would have been able to predict the explosion in our knowledge of gene expression, cell growth and differentiation, the variety of stem cells, new polymers and materials that are now available, or even the successful introduction of the first tissue-engineered products into the marketplace. There was a need for a new edition, and this need has been met with a product that defines and captures the sense of excitement, understanding and anticipation that has followed from the evolution of this fascinating and important field. Key Features * Provides vast, detailed analysis of research on all of the major systems of the human body, e.g., skin, muscle, cardiovascular, hematopoietic, and nerves * Essential to anyone working in the field * Educates and directs both the novice and advanced researcher * Provides vast, detailed analysis of research with all of the major systems of the human body, e.g. skin, muscle, cardiovascular, hematopoietic, and nerves * Has new chapters written by leaders in the latest areas of research, such as fetal tissue engineering and the universal cell * Considered the definitive reference in the field * List of contributors reads like a "who's who" of tissue engineering, and includes Robert Langer, Joseph Vacanti, Charles Vacanti, Robert Nerem, A. Hari Reddi, Gail Naughton, George Whitesides, Doug Lauffenburger, and Eugene Bell, among others

Biomaterials and Microfluidics Based Tissue Engineered 3D Models

Biomaterials  and Microfluidics Based Tissue Engineered 3D Models
Author: J. Miguel Oliveira,Rui L. Reis
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2020-04-13
ISBN 10: 3030365883
ISBN 13: 9783030365882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomaterials and Microfluidics Based Tissue Engineered 3D Models Book Review:

This contributed volume reviews the latest advances on relevant 3D tissue engineered in vitro models of disease making use of biomaterials and microfluidics. The main focus of this book is on advanced biomaterials and microfluidics technologies that have been used in in vitro mimetic 3D models of human diseases and show great promise in revolutionizing personalized medicine. Readers will discover important topics involving biomaterials and microfluidics design, advanced processing techniques, and development and validation of organ- and body-on-a-chip models for bone, liver, and cancer research. An in depth discussion of microfabrication methods for microfluidics development is also provided. This work is edited by two truly multidisciplinary scientists and includes important contributions from well-known experts in their fields. The work is written for both early stage and experienced researchers, and well-established scientists enrolled in the fields of biomaterials, microfluidics, and tissue engineering, and is especially suited to those who wish to become acquainted with the principles and latest developments of in vitro models of diseases, such as professionals working in pharma, medicine, and engineering.

Biomedical Engineering Frontier Research and Converging Technologies

Biomedical Engineering  Frontier Research and Converging Technologies
Author: Hanjoong Jo,Ho-Wook Jun,Jennifer Shin,SangHoon Lee
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 511
Release: 2015-07-23
ISBN 10: 3319218131
ISBN 13: 9783319218137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomedical Engineering Frontier Research and Converging Technologies Book Review:

This book provides readers with an integrative overview of the latest research and developments in the broad field of biomedical engineering. Each of the chapters offers a timely review written by leading biomedical engineers and aims at showing how the convergence of scientific and engineering fields with medicine has created a new basis for practically solving problems concerning human health, wellbeing and disease. While some of the latest frontiers of biomedicine, such as neuroscience and regenerative medicine, are becoming increasingly dependent on new ideas and tools from other disciplines, the paradigm shift caused by technological innovations in the fields of information science, nanotechnology, and robotics is opening new opportunities in healthcare, besides dramatically changing the ways we actually practice science. At the same time, a new generation of engineers, fluent in many different scientific “languages,” is creating entirely new fields of research that approach the “old” questions from a new and holistic angle. The book reports on the scientific revolutions in the field of biomedicine by describing the latest technologies and findings developed at the interface between science and engineering. It addresses students, fellows, and faculty and industry investigators searching for new challenges in the broad biomedical engineering fields.

Biomimetic Microengineering

Biomimetic Microengineering
Author: Hyun Jung Kim
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2020-02-05
ISBN 10: 1000725804
ISBN 13: 9781000725803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomimetic Microengineering Book Review:

This book will examine the relevant biological subjects involved in biomimetic microengineering as well as the design and implementation methods of such engineered microdevices. Physiological topics covered include regeneration of complex responses of our body on a cellular, tissue, organ, and inter-organ level. Technological concepts in cell and tissue engineering, stem cell biology, microbiology, biomechanics, materials science, micro- and nanotechnology, and synthetic biology are highlighted to increase understanding of the transdisciplinary methods used to create the more complex, robust biomimetic engineered models. The effectiveness of the new bioinspired microphysiological systems as replacements for existing in vitro or in vivo models is explained through sections that include the protocols to reconstitute three-dimensional (3D) structures, recapitulate physiological functions, and emulate the pathophysiology of human diseases. This book will also discuss how researchers can discover bridge technologies for disease modeling and personalized precision medicine. Features Focuses on cutting edge technologies that enable manipulation of living systems in a spatiotemporal manner. Incorporates research on reverse engineering of comples microenvironmental factors in human diseases. Highlights technologies related to patient-specific personalized medicine and their potential uses. Written by chapter authors who are highly respected researchers in science and engineering. Includes extensive references at the end of each chapter to enhance further study. Hyun Jung Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. After receiving hois Ph.D. degree at Yonsei University in the Republic of Korea, he did extensive postdctoral research at both the University of Chicago and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University. These efforts resulted in cutting-edge breakthroughs in synthetic microbial community research and organomimetic human Gut-on-a-Chip microsystem. His research on Gut-on-a-Chip technology leads to the creation of a microfluidic device that mimics the physiology and pathology of the living human intestine. Since 2015, he has explored novel human host-microbiome ecosystems to discover the disease mechanism and new therapeutics in inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancers at UT Austin. In collaboration with clinicians, his lab is currently developing disease-oriented, patient-specific models for the advancement in pharmaceutical and clinical fields. • Focuses on cutting edge technologies that enable manipulation of living systems in a spatiotemporal manner. • Incorporates research on reverse engineering of complex microenvironmental factors in human diseases. • Highlights technologies related to patient-specific personalized medicine and their potential uses. • Written by chapter authors who are highly respected researchers in science and engineering. • Includes extensive references at the end of each chapter to enhance further study. Hyun Jung Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. After receiving his Ph.D. degree at Yonsei University in the Republic of Korea, he did extensive postdoctoral research at both the University of Chicago and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University. These efforts resulted in cutting-edge breakthroughs in synthetic microbial community research and organomimetic human Gut-on-a-Chip microsystem. His research on Gut-on-a-Chip technology leads to the creation of a microfluidic device that mimics the physiology and pathology of the living human intestine. Since 2015, he has explored novel human host-microbiome ecosystems to discover the disease mechanism and new therapeutics in inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer at UT Austin. In collaboration with clinicians, his lab is currently developing disease-oriented, patient-specific models for the advancement in pharmaceutical and clinical fields.

Tissue Engineering

Tissue Engineering
Author: Clemens Van Blitterswijk,Jan De Boer
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2014-12-10
ISBN 10: 0124202101
ISBN 13: 9780124202108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tissue Engineering Book Review:

Tissue Engineering is a comprehensive introduction to the engineering and biological aspects of this critical subject. With contributions from internationally renowned authors, it provides a broad perspective on tissue engineering for students coming to the subject for the first time. In addition to the key topics covered in the previous edition, this update also includes new material on the regulatory authorities, commercial considerations as well as new chapters on microfabrication, materiomics and cell/biomaterial interface. Effectively reviews major foundational topics in tissue engineering in a clear and accessible fashion Includes state of the art experiments presented in break-out boxes, chapter objectives, chapter summaries, and multiple choice questions to aid learning New edition contains material on regulatory authorities and commercial considerations in tissue engineering

Designing Nanostructures at the Interface between Biomedical and Physical Systems

Designing Nanostructures at the Interface between Biomedical and Physical Systems
Author: The National Academies,The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Planning Committee,The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Steering Committee
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2005-07-01
ISBN 10: 0309096685
ISBN 13: 9780309096683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Nanostructures at the Interface between Biomedical and Physical Systems Book Review:

Last November, the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative held the Designing Nanostructures at the Interface Between Biomedical and Physical Systems conference at which researchers from science, engineering and medicine discussed recent developments in nanotechnology, directions for future research, and possible biomedical applications. The centerpiece of the conference was breakout sessions in which ten focus groups of researchers from different fields spent eight hours developing research plans to solve various problems in the field of nanotechnology. Among the challenges were: Building a nanosystem that can isolate, sequence and identify RNA or DNA Developing a system to detect disease in vivo Sequencing a single molecule of protein Creating a biological system that will create a local hydrogen fuel source, and Growing a biological in vivo power source. Representatives from public and private funding organizations, government, industry, and the science media also participated in the focus groups. This book provides a summary of the conference focus groups. For more information about the conference, visit Keck Futures Initiative. The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative was launched in 2003 to stimulate new modes of scientific inquiry and break down the conceptual and institutional barriers to interdisciplinary research. The National Academies and the W.M. Keck Foundation believe considerable scientific progress and social benefit will be achieved by providing a counterbalance to the tendency to isolate research within academic fields. The Futures Initiative is designed to enable researchers from different disciplines to focus on new questions upon which they can base entirely new research, and to encourage better communication between scientists as well as between the scientific community and the public. Funded by a $40 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative is a 15-year effort to catalyze interdisciplinary inquiry and to enhance communication among researchers, funding agencies, universities, and the general public â€" with the object of stimulating interdisciplinary research at the most exciting frontiers. The Futures Initiative builds on three pillars of vital and sustained research: interdisciplinary encounters that counterbalance specialization and isolation; the identification and exploration of new research topics; and communication that bridges languages, cultures, habits of thought, and institutions. Toward these goals, the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative incorporates three core activities each year: Futures conferences, Futures grants, and National Academies Communication Awards.

Principles of Regenerative Medicine

Principles of Regenerative Medicine
Author: Anthony Atala,Robert Lanza,James A. Thomson,Robert Nerem
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1202
Release: 2010-12-16
ISBN 10: 9780123814234
ISBN 13: 0123814235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

Virtually any disease that results from malfunctioning, damaged, or failing tissues may be potentially cured through regenerative medicine therapies, by either regenerating the damaged tissues in vivo, or by growing the tissues and organs in vitro and implanting them into the patient. Principles of Regenerative Medicine discusses the latest advances in technology and medicine for replacing tissues and organs damaged by disease and of developing therapies for previously untreatable conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, and renal failure. Key for all researchers and instituions in Stem Cell Biology, Bioengineering, and Developmental Biology The first of its kind to offer an advanced understanding of the latest technologies in regenerative medicine New discoveries from leading researchers on restoration of diseased tissues and organs

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

Biomedical Applications of Microfluidic Devices

Biomedical Applications of Microfluidic Devices
Author: Michael R. Hamblin,Mahdi Karimi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2020-11-12
ISBN 10: 0128187921
ISBN 13: 9780128187920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomedical Applications of Microfluidic Devices Book Review:

Biomedical Applications of Microfluidic Devices introduces the subject of microfluidics and covers the basic principles of design and synthesis of actual microchannels. The book then explores how the devices are coupled to signal read-outs and calibrated, including applications of microfluidics in areas such as tissue engineering, organ-on-a-chip devices, pathogen identification, and drug/gene delivery. This book covers high-impact fields (microarrays, organ-on-a-chip, pathogen detection, cancer research, drug delivery systems, gene delivery, and tissue engineering) and shows how microfluidics is playing a key role in these areas, which are big drivers in biomedical engineering research. This book addresses the fundamental concepts and fabrication methods of microfluidic systems for those who want to start working in the area or who want to learn about the latest advances being made. The subjects covered are also an asset to companies working in this field that need to understand the current state-of-the-art. The book is ideal for courses on microfluidics, biosensors, drug targeting, and BioMEMs, and as a reference for PhD students. The book covers the emerging and most promising areas of biomedical applications of microfluidic devices in a single place and offers a vision of the future. Covers basic principles and design of microfluidics devices Explores biomedical applications to areas such as tissue engineering, organ-on-a-chip, pathogen identification, and drug and gene delivery Includes chemical applications in organic and inorganic chemistry Serves as an ideal text for courses on microfluidics, biosensors, drug targeting, and BioMEMs, as well as a reference for PhD students

3D Printing Technology in Nanomedicine

3D Printing Technology in Nanomedicine
Author: Nabeel Ahmad,P. Gopinath,Rajiv Dutta
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2019-03-30
ISBN 10: 0128158913
ISBN 13: 9780128158913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

3D Printing Technology in Nanomedicine Book Review:

3D Printing Technology in Nanomedicine provides an integrated and introductory look into the rapidly evolving field of nanobiotechnology. It demystifies the processes of commercialization and discusses legal and regulatory considerations. With a focus on nanoscale processes and biomedical applications, users will find this to be a comprehensive resource on how 3D printing can be utilized in a range of areas, including the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of human diseases. Examines the emerging market of 3D-printed biomaterials and their clinical applications, with a particular focus on both commercial and premarket tools Examines the promising market of 3D-printed nanoparticles, nanomaterial, biomaterials, composite nanomaterial and their clinical applications in the cardiovascular and chemotherapy realms Develops the concept of integrating different technologies along the hierarchical structure of biological systems

Animal Experimentation

Animal Experimentation
Author: Kathrin Herrmann,Kimberley Jayne
Publsiher: Human-Animal Studies
Total Pages: 714
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9789004356184
ISBN 13: 9004356185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Experimentation Book Review:

Animal Experimentation: Working Towards a Paradigm Change critically appraises current animal use in science and discusses ways in which we can contribute to a paradigm change towards human-biology based approaches.

Chips from a German Workshop

Chips from a German Workshop
Author: Friedrich Max Müller
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1880
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32435022287288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Clinical and Translational Science

Clinical and Translational Science
Author: David Robertson,Gordon H. Williams
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 808
Release: 2016-11-25
ISBN 10: 012802111X
ISBN 13: 9780128021118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical and Translational Science Book Review:

Clinical and Translational Science: Principles of Human Research, Second Edition, is the most authoritative and timely resource for the broad range of investigators taking on the challenge of clinical and translational science, a field that is devoted to investigating human health and disease, interventions, and outcomes for the purposes of developing new treatment approaches, devices, and modalities to improve health. This updated second edition has been prepared with an international perspective, beginning with fundamental principles, experimental design, epidemiology, traditional and new biostatistical approaches, and investigative tools. It presents complete instruction and guidance from fundamental principles, approaches, and infrastructure, especially for human genetics and genomics, human pharmacology, research in special populations, the societal context of human research, and the future of human research. The book moves on to discuss legal, social, and ethical issues, and concludes with a discussion of future prospects, providing readers with a comprehensive view of this rapidly developing area of science. Introduces novel physiological and therapeutic strategies for engaging the fastest growing scientific field in both the private sector and academic medicine Brings insights from international leaders into the discipline of clinical and translational science Addresses drug discovery, drug repurposing and development, innovative and improved approaches to go/no-go decisions in drug development, and traditional and innovative clinical trial designs

Biofabrication

Biofabrication
Author: Gulden Camci-Unal,Pinar Zorlutuna,Ali Khademhosseini
Publsiher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-03-18
ISBN 10: 0128090510
ISBN 13: 9780128090510
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biofabrication Book Review:

Microscale hydrogels are potentially useful materials for controlling cellular behavior to mimic native microenvironments for tissue engineering applications. In this chapter, various fabrication techniques to generate microscale hydrogels and their applications in tissue engineering have been outlined. In addition, we provide examples of microscale hydrogels with different physical and chemical properties for generation of tissue constructs. Finally, we discuss potential future directions in fabrication of hydrogels to address challenges in tissue engineering. It is expected that these techniques will enable engineering of three-dimensional (3D) structures with controlled features for the formation of functional tissues and organs.

Bioprinting in Regenerative Medicine

Bioprinting in Regenerative Medicine
Author: Kursad Turksen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2015-09-02
ISBN 10: 3319213865
ISBN 13: 9783319213866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioprinting in Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

This volume presents the current state of laser-assisted bioprinting, a cutting edge tissue engineering technology. Nineteen chapters discuss the most recent developments in using this technology for engineering different types of tissue. Beginning with an overview, the discussion covers bioprinting in cell viability and pattern viability, tissue microfabrication to study cell proliferation, microenvironment for controlling stem cell fate, cell differentiation, zigzag cellular tubes, cartilage tissue engineering, osteogenesis, vessel substitutes, skin tissue and much more. Because bioprinting is on its way to becoming a dominant technology in tissue-engineering, Bioprinting in Regenerative Medicine is essential reading for those researching or working in regenerative medicine, tissue engineering or translational research. Those studying or working with stem cells who are interested in the development of the field will also find the information invaluable.