Chapter 12

Bone Tissue Engineering and Scaffolds

Andy H. Choi and Besim Ben-Nissan

Abstract

Tissue engineering in recent years has taken a new direction by seizing the advantage of combining the use of living cells with three-dimensional ceramic scaffolds to deliver vital cells to the damaged site of the patient. Productive and feasible strategies have been initiated during the last few decades to combine bioceramic implants with biogenic materials to the field of cell growth and differentiation of osteogenic cells. The reconstruction of bone tissue utilizing nanocomposite bone grafts with composition, biomechanical, biological, physiochemical and structural features that mimic those of natural bone is an objective to be pursued.

Total Pages: 111-117 (7)

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