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Tissue Cell and Organ Engineering
edited by Challa S. S. R. Kumar

Tissue Cell and Organ Engineering focuses on tissue engineering and the nanomaterials aspects surrounding it. How to construct the actual tissue to desired shape is covered, as are the different material types used, and their synthesis. Cellular engineering and biomaterial surfaces are a further major topic of this volume.


  • Covers strategies, technologies and biological effects, drawing on a wide range of material types
  • Includes organic and inorganic materials, fibrous polymer scaffolds, nanocrystals, magnetic nanoparticles, nanotubes and nanowires


Nanotechnology and Tissue Engineering: The Scaffold Based Approach

  • The Importance of Scaffolds in Tissue Engineering
  • Structure and Functions of Natural Extracellular Matrix
  • Applications of Nanotechnology in Developing Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering
  • Cell Behavior Towards Nano-based Matrices
  • Applications of Nano-based Matrices as Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering

Polymeric Nanofibers in Tissue Engineering

  • Classification of Nanofibers
  • Nanofiber Fabrication
  • Degradation and Absorption Kinetics of Nanofiber Scaffolds Compared with Conventional Scaffolds
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Nanofiber Scaffolds Compared with Other Conventional Scaffolds
  • Biocompatibility of Nano-structured Tissue Engineered Implants
  • Applications of Polymeric Nanofibers in Tissue Engineering
  • Innovations in Nanofiber Scaffolds

Electrospinning Technology for Nanofibrous Scaffolds in Tissue Engineering

  • Nanofibrous Scaffolds
  • Current Development of Electrospun Nanofibrous Scaffolds in Tissue Engineering
  • Current Challenges and Future Directions

Nanofibrous Scaffolds and their Biological Effects

  • Methods of Formation
  • Nanofibrous Composite Scaffolds
  • Biological Effects of Nanofibers
  • Tissue Formation

Nanophase Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering

  • Tissue Engineering: A Potential Solution
  • Stem Cells: The Essentials
  • Nanobiomaterials: A New Generation Scaffolding Material
  • Nanofibrous Scaffold Processing: Current Scenarios
  • Cell–Matrix (Scaffold) Interactions

Orthopedic Tissue Engineering Using Nanomaterials

  • A Potential Solution: Nanotechnology
  • Considerations and Future Directions

Hydroxyapatite Nanocrystals as Bone Tissue Substitute

  • Biogenic Hydroxyapatite: Bone and Teeth
  • Biomimetic Hydroxyapatite: Porous and Substituted Apatites
  • Biologically Inspired Hydroxyapatite: HA–Collagen Composites and Coatings
  • Functionalized Hydroxyapatite: HA Nanocrystals – Bioactive Molecules

Magnetic Nanoparticles for Tissue Engineering

  • Mesenchymal Stem Cell Isolation and Expansion
  • Mag-seeding
  • Construction of 3D Tissue-like Structure

Applications and Implications of Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes in Tissue Engineering

  • Electromagnetic Fields for Tissue Regeneration
  • Tissue Engineering
  • SWNT Preparation: Purification and Functionalization
  • Specific Applications of Carbon Nanotubes in Tissue Engineering

Nanoparticles for Cell Engineering – A Radical Concept

  • Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress
  • A Nanotechnological Approach to Oxidative Stress
  • Nano-pharmacology
  • Nanoparticle Antioxidants and Treatment of Disease
  • Toxicology

Nanoparticles and Nanowires for Cellular Engineering

  • Biological Opportunities at the Nanoscale
  • Nanostructures to Modify Cell Adhesion and Migration
  • Nanostructure Cellular Entry
  • Intracellular Transport of Nanostructures
  • Biomolecule Delivery Using Nanostructures
  • Protein Manipulation

Nanoengineering of Biomaterial Surfaces

  • Conventional Photolithography
  • Electron-beam Lithography
  • Soft Lithography
  • Polymer-demixed Nanotopographies
  • Star-shaped and other Novel Polymer Structures
  • Vapor Deposition
  • Self-assembly
  • Particle Blasting
  • Ion Beam and Plasma-guided Surface Engineering
  • Sol–Gel Technology
  • Nanolithography
  • Laser-guided Strategies
  • Rapid Prototyping Techniques


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Tissue Cell and Organ Engineering
edited by Challa S. S. R. Kumar
2006 • 540 pages • $199.00 + shipping
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