Biomimetic Biomaterials, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0857098888
  • ISBN-13: 9780857098887
  • DDC: 610.28
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 344 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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A significant proportion of modern medical technology has been developed through biomimetics, which is biologically inspired by studying pre-existing functioning systems in nature. Typical biomimetically inspired biomaterials include nano-biomaterials, smart biomaterials, hybrid biomaterials, nano-biocomposites, hierarchically porous biomaterials and tissue scaffolds. This important book summarises key research in this important field.The book is divided into two parts: Part one is devoted to the biomimetics of biomaterials themselves while part two provides overviews and case studies of tissue engineering applications from a biomimetics' perspective. The book has a strong focus on cutting edge biomimetically inspired biomaterials including chitin, hydrogels, calcium phosphates, biopolymers and anti-thrombotic coatings. Since many scaffolds for skin tissue engineering are biomimetically inspired, the book also has a strong focus on the biomimetics of tissue engineering in the repair of bone, skin, cartilage, soft tissue and specific organs.With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Biomimetic biomaterials is a standard reference for both the biomaterials research community and clinicians involved in such areas as bone regeneration, skin tissue and wound repair.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contributor Contact Details.
Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials.
Dedication Page.
1: Biomimetic Biomaterials, Structure and Surfaces.
2: Biomimetic Materials in Regenerative Medicine.
3: Biomimetic Potential of Chitin-Based Composite Biomaterials of Poriferan Origin.
4: Hierarchical Structure, Mechanical Properties and Fabrication of Biomimetic Biomaterials.
5: Biomimetic Coatings for Biomaterial Surfaces.
6: Functional Gradients in Natural and Biomimetic Spinal Disk Structures.
7: Tissue-Engineering Applications of Biomimetic Biomaterials.
8: Biomimetic Scaffolds for Skin Tissue and Wound Repair.
9: Biomimetic Scaffolds for Stem Cell-Based Tissue Engineering.
10: Biomimetic Bone Regeneration.
11: Biomimetic Hydrogels as Scaffolds for Tissue-Engineering Applications.
12: Injectable Biomimetic Hydrogels for Soft Tissue Repair.