Biofabrication, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1455730041
  • ISBN-13: 9781455730049
  • DDC: 660.6
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Biofabrication is a practical guide to the novel, inherently cross-disciplinary scientific field that focuses on biomanufacturing processes and a related range of emerging technologies. These processes and technologies ultimately further the development of products that may involve living (cells and/or tissues) and nonliving (bio-supportive proteins, scaffolds) components. The book introduces readers to cell printing, patterning, assembling, 3D scaffold fabrication, cell/tissue-on-chips as a coherent micro-/nano-fabrication toolkit. Real-world examples illustrate how to apply biofabrication techniques in areas such as regenerative medicine, pharmaceuticals and tissue engineering. In addition to being a vital reference for scientists, engineers and technicians seeking to apply biofabrication techniques, this book also provides an insight into future developments in the field, and potential new applications. Discover the multi-disciplinary toolkit provided by biofabrication and apply it to develop new products, techniques and therapies.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: In Vitro Biofabrication of Tissues and Organs.
2: Biomaterials for Biofabrication of 3D Tissue Scaffolds.
3: Projection Printing of Three-Dimensional Tissue Scaffolds with Tunable Poisson’s Ratio.
4: Fabrication of Microscale Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering Applications.
5: Polymeric Membranes for the Biofabrication of Tissues and Organs.
6: Laser-Assisted Bioprinting for Tissue Engineering.
7: The Modular Approach.
8: Formation of Multicellular Microtissues and Applications in Biofabrication.
9: A Digital Microfabrication-Based System for the Fabrication of Cancerous Tissue Models.
10: Breast Reconstruction Using Biofabrication-Based Tissue Engineering Strategies.
11: Fabrication of Artificial Bacteria for Targeted Drug Delivery.
Biofabricating the Bio-Device Interface Using Biological Materials and Mechanisms.