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Biomaterials Science and Engineering

Edited by Rosario Pignatello

University of Catania, Italy

These contribution books collect reviews and original articles from eminent experts working in the interdisciplinary arena of biomaterial development and use. From their direct and recent experience, the readers can achieve a wide vision on the new and ongoing potentials of different synthetic and engineered biomaterials. Contributions were not selected based on a direct market or clinical interest, than on results coming from very fundamental studies which have been mainly gathered for this book. This fact will also allow to gain a more general view of what and how the various biomaterials can do and work for, along with the methodologies necessary to design, develop and characterize them, without the restrictions necessarily imposed by industrial or profit concerns. The book collects 22 chapters related to recent researches on new materials, particularly dealing with their potential and different applications in biomedicine and clinics: from tissue engineering to polymeric scaffolds, from bone mimetic products to prostheses, up to strategies to manage their interaction with living cells.

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Biomaterials Science and EngineeringEdited by Rosario Pignatello

Published: September 15th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1956

ISBN: 978-953-307-609-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4432-8

Copyright year: 2011

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72858 Total Chapter Downloads

61 Crossref Citations

194 Web of Science Citations

146 Dimensions Citations


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1. Biomaterials and Sol–Gel Process: A Methodology for the Preparation of Functional Materials

By Eduardo J. Nassar, Katia J. Ciuffi, Paulo S. Calefi, Lucas A. Rocha, Emerson H. De Faria, Marcio L. A. e Silva, Priscilla P. Luz, Lucimara C. Bandeira, Alexandre Cestari and Cristianine N. Fernandes


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2. Development of DNA Based Active Macro–Materials for Biology and Medicine: A Review

By Frank Xue Jiang, Bernard Yurke, Devendra Verma, Michelle Previtera, Rene Schloss and Noshir A. Langrana


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3. Porous Apatite Coating on Various Titanium Metallic Materials via Low Temperature Processing

By Takamasa Onoki


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4. Fabrication and Antibacterial Performance of Graded Nano–Composite Biomaterials

By Anping Xu and Dongbin Zhu


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5. Self–Assembled Peptide Nanostructures for Biomedical Applications: Advantages and Challenges

By Jaime Castillo-León, Karsten B. Andersen and Winnie E. Svendsen


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6. Preparation of Nanocellulose with Cation–Exchange Resin Catalysed Hydrolysis

By Huang Biao, Tang Li-rong, Dai Da-song, Ou Wen, Li Tao and Chen Xue-rong


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7. The Role of Biodegradable Engineered Scaffold in Tissue Engineering

By Ghassem Amoabediny, Nasim Salehi-Nik and Bentolhoda Heli


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8. Optical Detection of Protein Adsorption on Doped Titanium Surface

By Raimo Silvennoinen, Niko Penttinen, Martti Silvennoinen, Stanislav Hasoň, Vladimír Vetterl, Sonia Bartáková, Patrik Prachár, Jiří Vaněk and Vítězslav Březina


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9. Biomaterials and Biotechnology Schemes Utilizing TiO2 Nanotube Arrays

By Karla S. Brammer, Seunghan Oh, Christine J. Frandsen and Sungho Jin


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10. Cartilage Tissue Engineering Using Mesenchymal Stem Cells and 3D Chitosan Scaffolds – In vitro and in vivo Assays

By Natália Martins Breyner, Alessandra Arcoverde Zonari, Juliana Lott Carvalho, Viviane Silva Gomide, Dawidson Gomes and Alfredo Miranda Góes


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11. Magnetoelectropolished Titanium Biomaterial

By Tadeusz Hryniewicz, Ryszard Rokicki and Krzysztof Rokosz


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12. Low Modulus Titanium Alloys for Inhibiting Bone Atrophy

By Mitsuo Niinomi


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13. Mesopore Bioglass/Silk Composite Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering

By Chengtie Wu and Yin Xiao


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14. To Build or Not to Build: The Interface of Bone Graft Substitute Materials in Biological Media from the View Point of the Cells

By Andrey Shchukarev, Maria Ransjö and Živko Mladenović


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15. Mechanobiology of Oral Implantable Devices

By José Alejandro Guerrero, Juan Carlos Vanegas, Diego Alexander Garzón, Martín Casale and Higinio Arzate


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16. Dental Pulp Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering Strategies for Clinical Application on Odontoiatric Field

By Zavan Barbara, Bressan Eriberto, Sivolella Stefano, Brunello Giulia, Gardin Chiara, Nadia Ferrarese, Ferroni Letizia and Stellini Edoardo


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17. Development of Human Chondrocyte–Based Medicinal Products for Autologous Cell Therapy

By Livia Roseti, Alessandra Bassi, Brunella Grigolo and Pier Maria Fornasari


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18. Regenerative Medicine for Tendon Regeneration and Repair: The Role of Bioscaffolds and Mechanical Loading

By Franco Bassetto, Andrea Volpin and Vincenzo Vindigni


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19. Xenotransplantation Using Lyophilized Acellular Porcine Cornea with Cells Grown in vivo and Stimulated with Substance-P

By Jeong Kyu Lee, Seok Hyun Lee and Jae Chan Kim


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20. The Therapeutic Potential of Cell Encapsulation Technology for Drug Delivery in Neurological Disorders

By Carlos Spuch and Carmen Navarro


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21. New Developments in Tissue Engineering of Microvascular Prostheses

By Vincenzo Vindigni, Giovanni Abatangelo and Franco Bassetto


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22. Pericardial Processing: Challenges, Outcomes and Future Prospects

By Escande Rémi, Nizar Khelil, Isabelle Di Centa, Caroline Roques, Maguette Ba, Fatima Medjahed-Hamidi, Frederic Chaubet, Didier Letourneur, Emmanuel Lansac and Anne Meddahi-Pelle


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