Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

3D Printing of Scaffolds - Science, Technology and Applications

Md Enamul Hoque

Military Institute of Science and Technology


Shiplu Chowdhury

National University of Malaysia


3D Printing Tissue Engineering Rapid Prototyping Biomaterials Scaffolds BiocompatibilityTissue Substitutes Stem Cells Biofunctionalization

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Advances in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine as well as drug delivery system require designing 3D scaffolds with structural and functional similarities to native tissue. 3D scaffolds are fabricated using natural and synthetic materials in various forms depending upon the requirements of human tissue. Topographical features, mechanical, biochemical and physicochemical cues of 3D scaffolds are essentially important to regulate regenerated cell properties in vitro and/or in vivo. Moreover, scaffolds may require functionalization by integrating stimuli such as bioactive compounds (growth factors, peptides, plant extracts etc.) to facilitate regeneration of tissues.
This book aims to highlight the novel and innovative techniques for designing and fabricating 3D scaffolds, their physical, chemical, and mechanical properties, the role of scaffolds on cellular behavior such as proliferation, migration, differentiation, and alignment of cells in vitro and in vivo tissue development, targeted delivery and sustain release of drugs and bioactive compounds, and development of acellular tissue substitutes.
The scope of this book will include, but will not be limited to, following topics:
- Fabrication and characterisation of 3D scaffolds
- Incorporation of bioactive compounds on materials for biofunctionalisation
- Cellular behaviours on functionalized biomaterials
- Development of tissue substitutes
- Drug delivery system for targeted delivery and sustain release
- Acellular tissue substitutes for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine 

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Date completed: August 29th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: November 18th 2019

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Review results due: February 6th 2020

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Expected publication date: April 6th 2020

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About the editor

Md Enamul Hoque

Military Institute of Science and Technology

Dr Md Enamul Hoque is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), Dhaka, Bangladesh. Prior to joining MIST, he served a number of key positions in some other global universities that include Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering at King Faisal University (KFU), Saudi Arabia; Founding Head of Bioengineering Division, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC). He completed his PhD from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore in 2007. He also obtained his PGCHE (Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education) from the University of Nottingham, UK in 2015. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) certified by the Engineering Council, UK, and a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK. By now, he has published 6 books, 23 book chapters, 163 technical papers in referred journals and international conference proceedings. His publications have attracted over 1100 citations with 16 h-index. His major areas of research interest include Stem Cells, Tissue Engineering, Orthopedic Implants, Rehabilitation Engineering, Biomaterials, Biocomposites, Rapid Prototyping Technology, Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials and so on.

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