Advances in Tissue Banking is the only series of publications where producers and clinical users of tissues can learn in one place about developments in this interdisciplinary field. This important volume concentrates on the new leading topics, and bridges the tissue banking technology and the scientific developments, which fuel this rapidly growing field. It presents the regulatory controls being introduced in the USA, Europe and Japan, as well as the relationship among technical orthopaedics, in vitro tissue engineering, and osteoinduction. New subject areas in the volume include cell processing and preservation, particularly for islet and stem cells; preservation, processing and viability of vascular grafts; and gland transplantation. Collagen biochemistry is reviewed and linked to skin substitutes and skin banking. The volume fully reflects present global developments, with contributions from Spain, Japan, Russia, Poland, Estonia and the USA, among other countries.