Biopolymer Methods in Tissue Engineering

  • Anthony P. Hollander
  • Paul V. Hatton

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 238)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Raphael Gorodetsky, Akiva Vexler, Lilia Levdansky, Gerard Marx
    Pages 11-24
  3. Carlo Soranzo, Davide Renier, Alessandra Pavesio
    Pages 25-39
  4. Steven H. Elder, Dana L. Nettles, Joel D. Bumgardner
    Pages 41-48
  5. Hyun D. Kim, John M. Wozney, Rebecca H. Li
    Pages 49-64
  6. Marcy Wong
    Pages 77-86
  7. Yang Cao, Tristan I. Croll, Justin J. Cooper-White, Andrea J. O’ Connor, Geoffrey W. Stevens
    Pages 87-111
  8. Jennifer L. West
    Pages 113-121
  9. AntÓnio J. Salgado, Manuela E. Gomes, Olga P. Coutinho, Rui L. Reis
    Pages 123-129
  10. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Milica Radisic
    Pages 131-145
  11. Aileen Crawford, Sally C. Dickinson
    Pages 147-157
  12. David A. Lee, Ivan Martin
    Pages 159-170
  13. Sally Roberts, Janis Menage
    Pages 171-195
  14. Wáel Kafienah, Trevor J. Sims
    Pages 217-229
  15. Ivan Martin, Oliver Frank
    Pages 231-237
  16. John Kisiday, Alex Kerin, Alan Grodzinsky
    Pages 239-254
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 255-257

About this book


Because the rapidly developing field of tissue engineering encompasses all the major scientific disciplines-including materials science, polymer chemistry, biology, and medicine-it has often been difficult to uncover the full range of laboratory methods required in tissue engineering. In Biopolymer Methods in Tissue Engineering, expert laboratory researchers bring together in a standard format all the diverse laboratory methods needed to perform state-of-the-art tissue engineering research. Topics range from the synthesis, processing, and characterization of specific biomaterials, through the successful use of scaffolds in the engineering of tissues, to techniques useful in evaluating the biological quality of scaffold-engineered tissues. Subjects of special interest include the incorporation of biological molecules into scaffold biomaterials and the use of a wide range of methods and techniques to generate a comprehensive description of cell-polymer construct quality. Additional techniques can be used to develop effective in vitro models for drug evaluation or to investigate cell and tissue differentiation. Each readily reproducible protocol follows a uniform format that includes essential background information, step-by-step instructions by an expert, equipment and reagent lists, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.
Comprehensive and state-of-the-art, Biopolymer Methods in Tissue Engineering offers both advanced and novice investigators a diverse collection of readily reproducible techniques for generating living cell-polymer constructs in their laboratories and for evaluating their biological quality.

Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony P. Hollander
    • 1
  • Paul V. Hatton
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, School of Clinical DentistryUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  2. 2.Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead HospitalUniversity of Bristol Academic RheumatologyBristolUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2004
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-0-89603-967-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-428-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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