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Scaffolds in Tissue Engineering

Materials, Technologies and Clinical Applications

Edited by Francesco Baino

Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy

Biomaterials are often designed to act as scaffolds, i.e., 3D porous templates that support and stimulate the growth of healthy tissue and then safely dissolve once they have performed their functions. This book provides a picture of the current state of the art in the field of scaffolds for tissue engineering, highlighting the potential associated to the latest scientific and technological advancements. The former part of the book focuses on the repair of "hard" tissues (primarily bone) by means of bioceramic/glass scaffolds, and the latter deals with the applications of polymeric scaffolds for regenerating "soft" tissues and structures including the peripheral nerve, heart, gastric mucosa and pancreas. Special emphasis is given to the challenges associated to scaffold manufacturing, biomimetic properties and cell-scaffold interactions.

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Materials, Technologies and Clinical ApplicationsEdited by Francesco Baino

Published: December 13th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/66016

ISBN: 978-953-51-3642-2

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3641-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4572-1

Copyright year: 2017

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14997 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

11 Web of Science Citations

28 Dimensions Citations


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1. Fabrication Methodologies of Biomimetic and Bioactive Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Applications

By Mythili Prakasam, Madalina Popescu, Roxana Piticescu and Alain Largeteau


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2. Glass and Glass-Ceramic Scaffolds: Manufacturing Methods and the Impact of Crystallization on In-Vitro Dissolution

By Amy Nommeots-Nomm and Jonathan Massera


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3. Bioceramic Scaffolds

By Amira M. M. Amin and Emad M. M. Ewais


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4. Graded Cellular Bone Scaffolds

By Sakkadech Limmahakhun and Cheng Yan


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5. Clinical Application of Macroporous Ceramic to Promote Bone Healing in Veterinary Clinical Cases

By Pedro Olivério Pinho, José Miguel Campos, Carla Mendonça, Ana Rita Caseiro, José Domingos Santos, Ana Colette Maurício and Luís Miguel Atayde


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6. TCP-Fluorapatite Composite Scaffolds: Mechanical Characterization and In Vitro/In Vivo Testing

By Achouak Elghazel, Rym Taktak, Jamel Bouaziz, Slim Charfi and Hassib Keskes


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7. Mechanical Stimulation of Cells Through Scaffold Design for Tissue Engineering

By Carolina Oliver Urrutia, Ma. Victoria Dominguez-García, Jaime Flores-Estrada, Antonio Laguna-Camacho, Julieta Castillo-Cadena and Miriam V. Flores-Merino


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8. Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction Using Enriched Chitosan Conduits

By Shimon Rochkind, Mira M. Mandelbaum-Livnat, Stefania Raimondo, Michela Morano, Giulia Ronchi, Nicoletta Viano, Moshe Nissan, Akiva Koren, Tali Biron, Yifat Bitan, Evgeniy Reider, Mara Almog, Ofra Ziv-Polat, Abraham Shahar and Stefano Geuna


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9. Scaffolds for Peripheral Nerve Regeneration, the Importance of In Vitro and In Vivo Studies for the Development of Cell-Based Therapies and Biomaterials: State of the Art

By Sílvia Santos Pedrosa, Ana Rita Caseiro, José Domingos Santos and Ana Colette Maurício


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10. Three-Dimensional and Biomimetic Technology in Cardiac Injury After Myocardial Infarction: Effect of Acellular Devices on Ventricular Function and Cardiac Remodelling

By Marco V. Chaud, Thais F. R. Alves, Márcia A. Rebelo, Juliana F. de Souza, Venâncio A. Amaral, Cecilia T. Barros, Katiusca S. Pontes, Carolina Santos, Patricia Severino and Lindemberg M. Silveira Filho


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11. Biodegradable Scaffolds for Gastric Tissue Regeneration

By Yaser Greish, Sunitha Pulikkot, Abdel-Hamid I. Mourad and Sherif M. Karam


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12. Polymeric Scaffolds for Bioartificial Cardiovascular Prostheses

By Marcel Ricklefs, Sotiris Korossis, Axel Haverich and Tobias Schilling


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13. Bioengineering the Pancreas: Cell-on-Scaffold Technology

By Andrea Peloso, Antonio Citro, Graziano Oldani, Szandra Brambilla, Lorenzo Piemonti and Lorenzo Cobianchi


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