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Advances in Biomaterials Science and Biomedical Applications

Edited by Rosario Pignatello

University of Catania, Italy

This contribution book is a collection of reviews and original articles from eminent experts working in the multi- and interdisciplinary arena of biomaterials, ranging from their design to novel uses. From their personal experience, the readers can obtain a stimulating foresight on the potentialities of different synthetic and engineered biomaterials. 21 chapters have been organized to illustrate different aspects of biomaterials science. From advanced means for the characterization and toxicological assessment of new materials, through ‘classical’ applications in nanotechnology and tissue engineering, toward novel specific uses of these products, the volume wishes to give readers a view of the wide range of disciplines and methodologies that have been exploited to develop biomaterials with the physical and biological features needed for specific clinical and medical applications.

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Advances in Biomaterials Science and Biomedical ApplicationsEdited by Rosario Pignatello

Published: March 27th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/56420

ISBN: 978-953-51-1051-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6326-8

Copyright year: 2013

Books open for chapter submissions

78762 Total Chapter Downloads

131 Crossref Citations

261 Web of Science Citations

350 Dimensions Citations


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1. Biomedical Applications of Materials Processed in Glow Discharge Plasma

By V. Tereshko, A. Gorchakov, I. Tereshko, V. Abidzina and V. Red’ko


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2. Mechanical Properties of Biomaterials Based on Calcium Phosphates and Bioinert Oxides for Applications in Biomedicine

By Siwar Sakka, Jamel Bouaziz and Foued Ben Ayed


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3. Degradation of Polyurethanes for Cardiovascular Applications

By Juan V. Cauich-Rodríguez, Lerma H. Chan-Chan, Fernando Hernandez-Sánchez and José M. Cervantes-Uc


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4. Substrates with Changing Properties for Extracellular Matrix Mimicry

By Frank Xue Jiang


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5. Overview on Biocompatibilities of Implantable Biomaterials

By Xiaohong Wang


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6. In Vitro Blood Compatibility of Novel Hydrophilic Chitosan Films for Vessel Regeneration and Repair

By Antonello A. Romani, Luigi Ippolito, Federica Riccardi, Silvia Pipitone, Marina Morganti, Maria Cristina Baroni, Angelo F. Borghetti and Ruggero Bettini


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7. Amelioration of Blood Compatibility and Endothelialization of Polycaprolactone Substrates by Surface-Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization

By Shaojun Yuan, Gordon Xiong, Ariel Roguin, Swee Hin Teoh and Cleo Choong


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8. Cell Adhesion to Biomaterials: Concept of Biocompatibility

By M. Lotfi, M. Nejib and M. Naceur


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9. Nanoparticles Based on Chitosan Derivatives

By Ylenia Zambito


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10. pH-Sensitive Nanocrystals of Carbonate Apatite- a Powerful and Versatile Tool for Efficient Delivery of Genetic Materials to Mammalian Cells

By Ezharul Hoque Chowdhury


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11. Innovative Strategies for Tissue Engineering

By Juliana Lott Carvalho, Pablo Herthel de Carvalho, Dawidson Assis Gomes and Alfredo Miranda de Goes


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12. Biofabrication of Tissue Scaffolds

By Ning Zhu and Xiongbiao Chen


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13. Biomaterials and Stem Cell Therapies for Injuries Associated to Skeletal Muscular Tissues

By Tiago Pereira, Andrea Gärtner, Irina Amorim, Paulo Armada-da- Silva, Raquel Gomes, Cátia Pereira, Miguel L. França, Diana M. Morais, Miguel A. Rodrigues, Maria A. Lopes, José D. Santos, Ana Lúcia Luís and Ana Colette Maurício


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14. Alignment of Cells and Extracellular Matrix Within Tissue- Engineered Substitutes

By Jean-Michel Bourget, Maxime Guillemette, Teodor Veres, François A. Auger and Lucie Germain


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15. Autograft of Dentin Materials for Bone Regeneration

By Masaru Murata, Toshiyuki Akazawa, Masaharu Mitsugi, Md Arafat Kabir, In-Woong Um, Yasuhito Minamida, Kyung-Wook Kim, Young-Kyun Kim, Yao Sun and Chunlin Qin


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16. Healing Mechanism and Clinical Application of Autogenous Tooth Bone Graft Material

By Young-Kyun Kim, Jeong Keun Lee, Kyung-Wook Kim, In-Woong Um and Masaru Murata


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17. The Integrations of Biomaterials and Rapid Prototyping Techniques for Intelligent Manufacturing of Complex Organs

By Xiaohong Wang, Jukka Tuomi, Antti A. Mäkitie, Kaija-Stiina Paloheimo, Jouni Partanen and Marjo Yliperttula


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18. Mesenchymal Stem Cells from Extra-Embryonic Tissues for Tissue Engineering – Regeneration of the Peripheral Nerve

By Andrea Gärtner, Tiago Pereira, Raquel Gomes, Ana Lúcia Luís, Miguel Lacueva França, Stefano Geuna, Paulo Armada-da-Silva and Ana Colette Maurício


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19. Hydroxylapatite (HA) Powder for Autovaccination Against Canine Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

By Michel Simonet, Nicole Rouquet and Patrick Frayssinet


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20. Dental Materials

By Junko Hieda, Mitsuo Niinomi, Masaaki Nakai and Ken Cho


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21. Ceramic-On-Ceramic Joints: A Suitable Alternative Material Combination?

By Susan C. Scholes and Thomas J. Joyce


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