© 2009

Bioreactor Systems for Tissue Engineering

  • Cornelia Kasper
  • Martijn van Griensven
  • Ralf Pörtner

Part of the Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology book series (ABE, volume 112)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. D. Wendt, S. A. Riboldi, M. Cioffi, I. Martin
    Pages 1-27
  3. H. Mertsching, J. Hansmann
    Pages 29-37
  4. R. G. Dennis, B. Smith, A. Philp, K. Donnelly, K. Baar
    Pages 39-79
  5. M. van Griensven, S. Diederichs, S. Roeker, S. Boehm, A. Peterbauer, S. Wolbank et al.
    Pages 95-123
  6. S. Concaro, F. Gustavson, P. Gatenholm
    Pages 125-143
  7. R. Pörtner, C. Goepfert, K. Wiegandt, R. Janssen, E. Ilinich, H. Paetzold et al.
    Pages 145-181
  8. J.M. Melero-Martin, S. Santhalingam, M. Al-Rubeai
    Pages 209-229
  9. H. Singh, D. W. Hutmacher
    Pages 231-249
  10. B. Weyand, M. Israelowitz, H. P. von Schroeder, P. M. Vogt
    Pages 251-268
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 269-271

About this book


The editors of this special volume would first like to thank all authors for their excellent contributions. We would also like to thank Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheper, Dr. Marion Hertel and Ulrike Kreusel for providing the opportunity to compose this volume and Springer for organizational and technical support. Tissue engineering represents one of the major emerging fields in modern b- technology; it combines different subjects ranging from biological and material sciences to engineering and clinical disciplines. The aim of tissue engineering is the development of therapeutic approaches to substitute diseased organs or tissues or improve their function. Therefore, three dimensional biocompatible materials are seeded with cells and cultivated in suitable systems to generate functional tissues. Many different aspects play a role in the formation of 3D tissue structures. In the first place the source of the used cells is of the utmost importance. To prevent tissue rejection or immune response, preferentially autologous cells are now used. In particular, stem cells from different sources are gaining exceptional importance as they can be differentiated into different tissues by using special media and supplements. In the field of biomaterials, numerous scaffold materials already exist but new composites are also being developed based on polymeric, natural or xenogenic sources. Moreover, a very important issue in tissue en- neering is the formation of tissues under well defined, controlled and reprod- ible conditions. Therefore, a substantial number of new bioreactors have been developed.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Cornelia Kasper
    • 1
  • Martijn van Griensven
    • 2
  • Ralf Pörtner
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Technical ChemistryUniversity of HannoverHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Ludwig Boltzmann Institut fürKlinische und ExperimentelleWienAustria
  3. 3.TU Hamburg-HarburgInstitut für Biotechnologie und Verfahrenstechnik Denickestr. 15HamburgGermany

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