Francesco Baino

Francesco Baino is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino (Italy). He received his M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering (summa cum laude) and his PhD degree in Materials Science and Technology from Politecnico di Torino. Dr. Baino has published more than seventy-five peer-reviewed journal articles and ten book chapters and is the author of four patents. His current research interests include bioceramics, bioactive glasses and composite biomaterials for tissue engineering and medical implants, as well as processing and testing of advanced ceramics. He is an associate and guest editor of prestigious international journals including the International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology (Wiley), Materials (MDPI), the Journal of Functional Biomaterials (MDPI), and Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology (Frontiers).

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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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