Editor: Shunsheng Cao

Series Title: Frontiers in Biomaterials

The Design, Synthetic Strategies and Biocompatibility of Polymer Scaffolds for Biomedical Application

Volume 1

eBook: US $69 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $153
Printed Copy: US $119
Library License: US $276
ISSN: 2468-0168 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-877-8 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-876-1 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2014
DOI: 10.2174/97816080587611140101

Introduction

Frontiers in Biomaterials: The Design, Synthetic Strategies and Biocompatibility of Polymer Scaffolds for Biomedical Application, Volume 1 highlights the importance of biomaterials and their interaction with biological system. The need for the development of biomaterials as scaffold for tissue regeneration is driven by the increasing demands for materials that mimic functions of extracellular matrices of body tissues. This eBook covers the latest challenges on the biocompatibility of scaffold overtime after implantation and discusses the requirement of innovative technologies and strategies for the development of materials with long-lasting scaffold and biocompatibility functions.

The contents of this eBook include chapters on cell-scaffold interactions in three dimensions, nanocrystalline diamond films for biomedical applications, bioceramics-design, synthesis and biological applications, polyester biomaterials for regenerative medicine, nanomaterials for skin regeneration and many more.

This book is a valuable resource for MSc and PhD students , academic personnel and researchers seeking updated and critically important information on biomaterials and biomedical applications

Foreword

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J. Paul Santerre
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Preface

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Shunsheng Cao and Huijun Zhu
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List of Contributors

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Control Over Cell-Scaffold Interactions in Three Dimensions

- Pp. 3-30 (28)
Zhe Li and Xiaohua Liu

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Biomaterials - From Engineered Scaffolds to Potential Synthetic Organs: A Review

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Ipsita A. Banerjee and Princess U. Chukwuneke

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Nanocrystalline Diamond Films for Biomedical Applications

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Cristian Pablo Pennisi and María Alcaide
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Bioceramics-Design, Synthesis and Biological Applications

- Pp. 101-128 (28)
A.C. Jayalekshmi and Chandra P. Sharma

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Role of Scaffolds in Dentistry - From Conventional to Modern Innovative Biomaterials

- Pp. 129-154 (26)
M. Mozafari, M. Jafarkhani, A.M. Urbanska, H.H Caicedo and S. Shahrabi Farahani

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Polyester Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine

- Pp. 155-197 (43)
Diana-Elena Mogosanu, Elena-Diana Giol, Mieke Vandenhaute, Diana-Maria Dragusin, Sangram Keshari Samal and Peter Dubruel

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Crosslinked Electrospun Mats Made of Natural Polymers: Potential Applications for Tissue Engineering

- Pp. 198-219 (22)
Silvia Baiguera, Costantino Del Gaudio, Alessandra Bianco and Paolo Macchiarini

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Nanomaterials for Skin Regeneration

- Pp. 220-240 (21)
Huijun Zhu, Claudia Moia and Patrick Vilela

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Electrospinning: A Versatile Technique for Fabrication and Surface Modification of Nanofibers for Biomedical Applications

- Pp. 241-273 (33)
Hem Raj Pant and Cheol Sang Kim

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Biocompatibility Issues of Organic and Inorganic Nanomaterials

- Pp. 274-304 (31)
Akhilesh Rai, Sandra Pinto, Cristiana Paulo, Michela Comune and Lino Ferreira

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Silica-Based Scaffolds: Fabrication, Synthesis and Properties

- Pp. 305-324 (20)
Juanrong Chen, Long Fang, Ying Zhang, Huijun Zhu and Shunsheng Cao

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Index

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Shunsheng Cao and Huijun Zhu
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