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Tissue Engineering Instrumentation Based on Electrical Impedance Measurements

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Tissue engineering can be defined as the application of the principles and methods of engineering and life sciences toward the fundamental understanding of structure-function relationships in normal and pathologic mammalian tissue and the development of biological substitutes to restore, maintain, or improve function. Despite its promising future, many challenges must be overcome before tissue engineering becomes the solution to reduce the number of deaths and injuries. Considering that cells and tissues can be characterized by their electrical properties, it is not difficult to realize that the bioelectrical impedance can be used to obtain information about physiological properties of an engineered tissue in a noninvasive and real-time way. This chapter does not intend to be an introduction to tissue engineering but to show that the application of the bioelectrical impedance technique in tissue engineering has already produced remarkable advances, including the development of commercial devices, but many aspects still need to be studied and developed because several challenges have not yet been solved.

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de Souza, M.N. (2018). Tissue Engineering Instrumentation Based on Electrical Impedance Measurements. In: Simini, F., Bertemes-Filho, P. (eds) Bioimpedance in Biomedical Applications and Research. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74388-2_6

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