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Composite Synthetic Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Materials book series (BRIEFSMATERIALS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Naznin Sultana, Mohd Izzat Hassan, Mim Mim Lim
    Pages 1-11
  3. Naznin Sultana, Mohd Izzat Hassan, Mim Mim Lim
    Pages 13-24
  4. Naznin Sultana, Mohd Izzat Hassan, Mim Mim Lim
    Pages 25-43
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 61-61

About this book


This book addresses important biomaterials which are commonly used to fabricate scaffolds and it describes two major protocols employed in scaffold fabrication. Tissue engineering or regenerative medicine aims at restoring ex-novo tissues and organs whose functionality has been compromised as a consequence of diseases or traumatic events. The innovative concept underlying tissue engineering is the use of autologous cells, obtained from a biopsy of the patient. Cells are seeded on a porous scaffold which has the role of supporting and guiding cells towards the development of tissue-like structures as well as providing a platform for the delivery under controlled condition of growth factor release, etc. The successful manufacture of scaffolds for tissue engineering applications is crucial. In this book, these biomaterials are discussed. The book also covers illustrated examples, structure and properties of scaffolds, cellular interactions and drug delivery.


Biodegradable Composite Materials Biodegradable Polymers Chitosan Electrospinning Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles Micro-fibers Nano- fibers Polycaprolactone Polymers

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of Clinical Sci. Faculty of Biosciences and Medical EngineeringUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaJohor BahruMalaysia
  2. 2.Dept. of Clinical Sci. Faculty of BiosciUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaJohor BahruMalaysia
  3. 3.Dept. of Clinical Sci., Faculty of BioscUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaJohor BahruMalaysia

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