Jose A. Andrades

José A. Andrades completed his doctorate in Cellular Biology by the University of Málaga (Spain). He has been a Post-Doctoral fellow and Visiting Professor at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA), as well as at the Skeletal Research Center, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH). He currently has a faculty position at the Department of Cell Biology, Genetics and Physiology (Laboratory of Bioengineering and Tissue Regeneration) at the University of Málaga. Dr. Andrades leads grants, and is author of scientific publications, focused on the study of the chondro-osteo-tendinogenesis by using mesenchymal stem cells, growth factors with specific molecular domains, and different biomaterials, for skeletal tissue engineering. The group has developed patents on cellular procedures that allow regeneration in bone/articular cartilage lesions of live animals. Currently, Dr. Andrades is coordinator of the Cellular Therapy Program NACRE (New Approaches for Cartilage Regeneration) in the CIBER-BBN. He belongs to the TerCel Network, and to the NanomedSpain, in which consortia develops collaborations with several groups of physicians for the clinical translation of their studies.

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Few events in science have captured the same level of sustained interest and imagination of the nonscientific community as Stem Cells, Tissue Engineering, and Regenerative Medicine. The fundamental concept of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine is appealing to scientists, physicians, and lay people alike: to heal tissue or organ defects that the current medical practice deems difficult or impossible to cure. Tissue engineering combines cells, engineering, and materials methods with suitable biochemical and physiochemical factors to improve or replace biologic functions. Regenerative medicine is a new branch of medicine that attempts to change the course of chronic disease, in many instances regenerating failing organ systems lost due to age, disease, damage, or congenital defects. The area is rapidly becoming one of the most promising treatment options for patients suffering from tissue failure. This book of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering fairly reflects the state of the art of these two disciplines at this time as well as their therapeutic application. It covers numerous topics, such as stem cells, cell culture, polymer synthesis, novel biomaterials, drug delivery, therapeutics, and the creation of tissues and organs. The goal is to have this book serve as a reference for graduate students, post-docs, teachers, scientists and physicians, and as an explanatory analysis for executives in biotech and pharmaceutical companies.

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