Polymer Based Systems on Tissue Engineering, Replacement and Regeneration

  • Rui L. Reis
  • Daniel Cohn

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 86)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-5

    1. Carlos A. A. Bernardo
      Pages 7-10
  3. Overview on Polymeric Biomaterials and Biodegradable Polymers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. A. Gallardo, G. A. Abraham, C. Elvira, B. Vázquez, J. San Román
      Pages 37-52
  4. Novel Systems, Hydrogels and Bone Cements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. D. Bakoš, J. Koller
      Pages 55-67
    3. B. Vázquez, G. A. Abraham, C. Elvira, A. Gallardo, J. San Román
      Pages 69-92
    4. C. M. Vaz, L. A. de Graaf, R. L. Reis, A. M. Cunha
      Pages 93-110
  5. Characterization of Polymeric Systems and Scaffolds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. C. Mauli Agrawal
      Pages 113-123
    3. Sascha D. Abramson, Agnes Seyda, P. Sidney Sit, Joachim Kohn
      Pages 125-138
    4. J. F. Mano, R. L. Reis, A. M. Cunha
      Pages 139-164
  6. Surface Modification, Functionalization and Osteoconductivity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. A. L. Oliveira, I. B. Leonor, C. Elvira, M. C. Azevedo, I. Pashkuleva, R. L. Reis
      Pages 183-217
  7. Tissue Engineering and Regeneration of Bone and Cartilage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. G. N. Bancroft, A. G. Mikos
      Pages 251-263
    3. S. C. Mendes, J. D. de Bruijn, C. A. van Blitterswijk
      Pages 265-298
  8. Tissue Engineering and Regeneration of Other Tissues

  9. Industrial and Innovation Opportunities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 407-407
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 419-422

About this book


Biodegradable, polymer-based systems are playing an increasingly pivotal role in tissue engineering replacement and regeneration. This type of biology-driven materials science is slated to be one of the key research areas of the 21st century. The following aspects are crucial: the development of adequate human cell culture to produce the tissues in adequate polymer scaffold materials; the development of culture technology with which human tissues can be grown ex-vivo in 3D polymer matrices; the development of material technology for producing the degradable, 3D matrices, having mechanical properties similar to natural tissue. In addressing these and similar problems, the book contains chapters on biodegradable polymers, polymeric biomaterials, surface modification for controlling cell-material interactions, scaffold design and processing, biomimetic coatings, biocompatibility evaluation, tissue engineering constructs, cell isolation, characterisation and culture, and controlled release of bioactive agents.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rui L. Reis
    • 1
  • Daniel Cohn
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Polymer EngineeringUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal
  2. 2.Casali Institute of Applied ChemistryThe Hebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1001-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0305-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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