© 2013

Biologically Responsive Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering

  • Iulian Antoniac

Part of the Springer Series in Biomaterials Science and Engineering book series (SSBSE, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Vincenzo Guarino, Maria Grazia Raucci, Marco A. Alvarez-Perez, Valentina Cirillo, Alfredo Ronca, Luigi Ambrosio
    Pages 1-16
  3. Tudor Petreus, Iulian Antoniac, Paul Sirbu, Carmen Elena Cotrutz
    Pages 17-41
  4. Roman Tsaryk, Kirsten Peters, Ronald E. Unger, Dieter Scharnweber, C. James Kirkpatrick
    Pages 65-88
  5. Ana María Villarreal-Gómez, Rafael Torregrosa-Coque, José Miguel Martín-Martínez
    Pages 89-106
  6. Mirela Toth-Tascau, Dan Ioan Stoia
    Pages 137-171
  7. Nicholas Dunne, Ross Ormsby, Christina A. Mitchell
    Pages 173-199
  8. Thomas Billiet, Mieke Vandenhaute, Jorg Schelfhout, Sandra Van Vlierberghe, Peter Dubruel
    Pages 201-249
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 251-254

About this book


Developments in the area of biomaterials, bionanotechnology, tissue engineering, and medical devices are becoming the core of health care. Almost all medical specialties involve the use of biomaterials, and research plays a key role in the development of new and improved treatment modalities. This volume focuses on several current trends in tissue engineering, remodelling and regeneration. Leading researchers describe the use of nanomaterials to create new functionalities when interfaced with biological molecules or structures. In addition to coverage of basic science and engineering aspects, a range of applications in bionanotechnology are presented, including diagnostic devices, contrast agents, analytical tools, physical therapy applications, and vehicles for targeted drug delivery. The use of polymers, alloys, and composites, or a combination of these, for biomaterials applications in orthopaedics is also explored. These contributions represent essential reading for the biomaterials and biomedical engineering communities, and can serve as instructional course lectures targeted at graduate and post-graduate students.

Includes the latest results in highly interdisciplinary aspects of the field such as synthetic morphogens and promorphogens in tissue regeneration, the use of restriction enzymes, and endothelial cell response to metals

Presents cutting-edge research on scaffold design and processing for bone tissue engineering, and biodegradable and biocompatible composites in orthopaedic applications

Discusses state-of-the-art developments in treatment and diagnostics

Highlights practical aspects of rapid prototyping in developing new implants

Organized for use as instructional course lectures


Carbon Nanotubes Acrylic Bone Cement Molecular Scissors Scaffold Design Bone Tissue Engineering Synthetic Morphogens and Pro-morphogens bioabsorbable interference screws bioadhesives biomaterials tissue engineering biomedical engineering biomedical nanotechnology book bionanotechnology book bionanotechnology diagnostic devices biotechnology restriction enzymes endothelial cells response to metals hydrogels in rapid prototyping modelling and numerical analysis orthopaedic applications regenerative medicine tissue engineering scaffolds tissue regeneration tissues micro and nano-structured platforms

Editors and affiliations

  • Iulian Antoniac
    • 1
  1. 1., Faculty Materials Science andUniversity Politehnica of BucharestBucharestRomania

Bibliographic information

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From the book reviews:

“This is a comprehensive textbook of artificial biomaterials including metals, ceramics, screw dynamics, etc. for use in cervical spine and the C1-C3 regions. The mechanical engineering and physics of screws, artificial vertebral bodies, and plastics is part of the discussion. Anatomically accurate prostheses are the major focus of the book with tremendous import for surgeons, engineers, and students as are welcome audiences.” (Joseph J. Grenier,, July, 2014)