Nanomaterial technologies can be used to fabricate high-performance biomaterials with tailored physical, chemical, and biological properties.
They are therefore an area of interest for emerging biomedical technologies such as scaffolding, tissue regeneration, and controlled drug delivery. Nanomaterials in tissue engineering explores the fabrication of a variety of nanomaterials and the use of these materials across a range of tissue engineering applications.
Part one focuses on the fabrication of nanomaterials for tissue engineering applications and includes chapters on engineering nanoporous biomaterials, layer-by-layer self-assembly techniques for nanostructured devices, and the synthesis of carbon based nanomaterials. Part two goes on to highlight the application of nanomaterials in soft tissue engineering and includes chapters on cardiac, neural, and cartilage tissue engineering. Finally, the use of nanomaterials in hard tissue engineering applications, including bone, dental and craniofacial tissue engineering is discussed in part three.
Nanomaterials in tissue engineering is a standard reference for researchers and tissue engineers with an interest in nanomaterials, laboratories investigating biomaterials, and academics interested in materials science, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering and biological sciences.
Dr Akhilesh Gaharwar works in the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and is also a research fellow in the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Materials at Harvard University, USA.
Dr Shilpa Sant is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. She is also an affiliate faculty member at McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Pittsburgh, USA.
Dr Matthew Hancock is a research scientist at Broad Institute, USA.
Dr Adam Hacking is the director of the Laboratory for Musculoskeletal Research and Innovation (LMRI) in the Department of Orthopaedics at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA.
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