Nanobiomaterials in Soft Tissue Engineering brings together recent developments and the latest approaches in the field of soft tissue engineering at the nanoscale, offering a new perspective on the evolution of current and future applications. Leading researchers from around the world present the latest research and share new insights.
This book covers the major conventional and unconventional fabrication methods of typical three-dimensional scaffolds used in regenerative medicine. Surface modification and spatial properties are included in an up-to-date overview, with the latest in vivo applications of engineered 3D scaffolds discussed. The book also considers the impact, advantages and future scope of the various methods.
This book will be of interest to postdoctoral researchers, professors and students engaged in the fields of materials science, biotechnology and applied chemistry. It will also be highly valuable to those working in industry, including pharmaceutics and biotechnology companies, medical researchers, biomedical engineers and advanced clinicians.
Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu is a Lecturer in the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, at the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania. He is an experienced researcher and published editor in the field of nano and biostructures. He is the Editor-in-Chief of 2 international open access journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience. Dr. Grumezescu has published ~200 peer-reviewed papers, ~50 book chapters, and has co-authored nine books and 50 edited books.
Chapter 1. Soft tissue engineering and microbial infections: Challenges and perspectives Chapter 2. Nanotechnology approaches for skin wound regeneration using drug-delivery systems Chapter 3. Bacterial cellulose for advanced medical materials Chapter 4. Applications of nanobiopolymers for soft tissue engineering Chapter 5. Machine design for multimaterial processing Chapter 6. Advanced nanobiomaterials in tissue engineering: Synthesis, properties, and applications Chapter 7. Collagen-based nanobiomaterials: Challenges in soft tissue engineering Chapter 8. Micro/nanofiber-based scaffolds for soft tissue engineering applications: Potential and current challenges Chapter 9. Natural polymer-based hydrogels as scaffolds for tissue engineering Chapter 10. Bioactive nanomaterials for cartilage and muscle regeneration Chapter 11. Fabrication of complex biomaterial scaffolds for soft tissue engineering by electrospinning Chapter 12. Oxygen-generating nanobiomaterials for the treatment of diabetes: A tissue engineering approach Chapter 13. Advances in the field of soft tissue engineering: From pure regenerative to integrative solutions Chapter 14. Tissue engineering: Use of electrospinning technique for recreating physiological functions Chapter 15. In vivo microscopic and mechanical characteristics of bioengineered and biodegradable tissue scaffolds and nanomaterials