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Edited by Daniel Eberli, ISBN 978-953-307-079-7, Hard cover, 524 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published March 01, 2010 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
The Tissue Engineering approach has major advantages over traditional organ transplantation and circumvents the problem of organ shortage. Tissues that closely match the patient’s needs can be reconstructed from readily available biopsies and subsequently be implanted with minimal or no immunogenicity. This eventually conquers several limitations encountered in tissue transplantation approaches. This book serves as a good starting point for anyone interested in the application of Tissue Engineering. It offers a colorful mix of topics, which explain the obstacles and possible solutions for TE applications.