Functional Hydrogels as Biomaterials

  • Jun Li
  • Yoshihito Osada
  • Justin Cooper-White

Part of the Springer Series in Biomaterials Science and Engineering book series (SSBSE, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Khoon S. Lim, Penny Martens, Laura Poole-Warren
    Pages 1-29
  3. Yong Mei Chen, Xue Qi Zhao, Zhen Qi Liu
    Pages 31-71
  4. Clementine Pradal, Justin Cooper-White
    Pages 73-93
  5. Binata Joddar, Yoshihiro Ito
    Pages 95-111

About this book


This book introduces readers to the latest advances in hydrogel biomaterials, mainly focusing on the emerging areas of synthetic and biopolymer hydrogels formed through specially designed chemical or physical crosslinking, and the cyclodextrin-based host-guest supramolecular self-assembly, for cell encapsulation, cell expansion, cell differentiation and tissue repair, stem cell culture, and cellular therapy and drug delivery applications.

The book was written by experts at the forefront of these interdisciplinary areas and is intended for all researchers working in the fields of biomaterials and biomedical engineering, as well as medical professions.

Jun Li is a Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Yoshihito Osada is a Professor at RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, Japan.

Justin Cooper-White is a Professor at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, University of Queensland, Australia.


Biosensing Cell Delivery Cell Reprogramming Gene Delivery Polymeric Hydrogels Protein and Peptide Drug Delivery Stem Cell Culture Stimuli-responsive Smart Hydrogels Supramolecular Hydrogels Tissue Engineering Scaffolds

Editors and affiliations

  • Jun Li
    • 1
  • Yoshihito Osada
    • 2
  • Justin Cooper-White
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical Engineering Faculty of EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.RIKEN Advanced Science InstituteSaitamaJapan
  3. 3.Tissue Engineering and Microfluidics Laboratory Australian Institute for Bioengineering and NanotechnologyThe University of QueenslandSt. LuciaAustralia

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