Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Author: Ulrich Meyer,Thomas Meyer,Jörg Handschel,Hans Peter Wiesmann
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1049
Release: 2009-02-11
ISBN: 3540777555
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Book Excerpt:

"Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine" provides a complete overview of the state of the art in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Tissue engineering has grown tremendously during the past decade. Advances in genetic medicine and stem cell technology have significantly improved the potential to influence cell and tissue performance, and have recently expanded the field towards regenerative medicine. In recent years a number of approaches have been used routinely in daily clinical practice, others have been introduced in clinical studies, and multitudes are in the preclinical testing phase. Because of these developments, there is a need to provide comprehensive and detailed information for researchers and clinicians on this rapidly expanding field. This book offers, in a single volume, the prerequisites of a comprehensive understanding of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The book is conceptualized according to a didactic approach (general aspects: social, economic, and ethical considerations; basic biological aspects of regenerative medicine: stem cell medicine, biomolecules, genetic engineering; classic methods of tissue engineering: cell, tissue, organ culture; biotechnological issues: scaffolds; bioreactors, laboratory work; and an extended medical discipline oriented approach: review of clinical use in the various medical specialties). The content of the book, written in 68 chapters by the world’s leading research and clinical specialists in their discipline, represents therefore the recent intellect, experience, and state of this bio-medical field.

Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering

Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering
Author: Song Li,Nicolas L'Heureux,Jennifer H. Elisseeff
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9814317055
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering Book Excerpt:

Tissue engineering integrates knowledge and tools from biological sciences and engineering for tissue regeneration. A challenge for tissue engineering is to identify appropriate cell sources. The recent advancement of stem cell biology provides enormous opportunities to engineer stem cells for tissue engineering. The impact of stem cell technology on tissue engineering will be revolutionary. This book covers state-of-the-art knowledge on the potential of stem cells for the regeneration of a wide range of tissues and organs and the technologies for studying and engineering stem cells. It serves as a valuable reference book for researchers and students.

Regenerative Medicine from Protocol to Patient

Regenerative Medicine   from Protocol to Patient
Author: Gustav Steinhoff
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN: 3319282743
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regenerative Medicine from Protocol to Patient Book Excerpt:

Regenerative medicine is the main field of groundbreaking medical development and therapy using knowledge from developmental and stem cell biology as well as advanced molecular and cellular techniques. This collection of volumes, Regenerative Medicine: From Protocol to Patient, aims to explain the scientific knowledge and emerging technology as well as the clinical application in different organ systems and diseases. International leading experts from all over the world describe the latest scientific and clinical knowledge of the field of regenerative medicine. The process of translating science of laboratory protocols into therapies is explained in sections on regulatory, ethical and industrial issues. The collection is organized into five volumes: (1) Biology of Tissue Regeneration, (2) Stem Cell Science and Technology, (3) Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials and Nanotechnology, (4) Regenerative Therapies I, and (5) Regenerative Therapies II. The textbook gives the student, the researcher, the health care professional, the physician and the patient a complete survey on the current scientific basis, therapeutical protocols, clinical translation and practiced therapies in regenerative medicine. Volume 3: Tissue engineering, Biomaterials and Nanotechnology focuses the development of technologies, which enable an efficient transfer of therapeutic genes and drugs exclusively to target cells and potential bioactive materials for clinical use. Principles of tissue engineering, vector technology, multifunctionalized nanoparticles, biodegradable materials, controlled release, and biointerface technology are described with regard to the development of new clinical cell technology. Imaging and targeting technologies as well as biological aspects of tissue and organ engineering are depicted.

Tissue Engineering

Tissue Engineering
Author: Clemens Van Blitterswijk,Jan De Boer
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2014-12-10
ISBN: 0124202101
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tissue Engineering Book Excerpt:

Tissue Engineering is a comprehensive introduction to the engineering and biological aspects of this critical subject. With contributions from internationally renowned authors, it provides a broad perspective on tissue engineering for students coming to the subject for the first time. In addition to the key topics covered in the previous edition, this update also includes new material on the regulatory authorities, commercial considerations as well as new chapters on microfabrication, materiomics and cell/biomaterial interface. Effectively reviews major foundational topics in tissue engineering in a clear and accessible fashion Includes state of the art experiments presented in break-out boxes, chapter objectives, chapter summaries, and multiple choice questions to aid learning New edition contains material on regulatory authorities and commercial considerations in tissue engineering

Tissue Engineering in Regenerative Medicine

Tissue Engineering in Regenerative Medicine
Author: Harold S. Bernstein
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2011-08-28
ISBN: 1617793221
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tissue Engineering in Regenerative Medicine Book Excerpt:

Over the past decade, significant advances in the fields of stem cell biology, bioengineering, and animal models have converged on the discipline of regenerative medicine. Significant progress has been made leading from pre-clinical studies through phase 3 clinical trials for some therapies. This volume provides a state-of-the-art report on tissue engineering toward the goals of tissue and organ restoration and regeneration. Examples from different organ systems illustrate progress with growth factors to assist in tissue remodeling; the capacity of stem cells for restoring damaged tissues; novel synthetic biomaterials to facilitate cell therapy; transplantable tissue patches that preserve three-dimensional structure; synthetic organs generated in culture; aspects of the immune response to transplanted cells and materials; and suitable animal models for non-human clinical trials. The chapters of this book are organized into six sections: Stem Cells, Biomaterials and the Extracellular Environment, Engineered Tissue, Synthetic Organs, Immune Response, and Animal Models. Each section is intended to build upon information presented in the previous chapters, and set the stage for subsequent sections. Throughout the chapters, the reader will observe a common theme of basic discovery informing clinical translation, and clinical studies in animals and humans guiding subsequent experiments at the bench.

Biomaterials in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Biomaterials in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Author: Birru Bhaskar,Parcha Sreenivasa Rao,Naresh Kasoju,Vasagiri Nagarjuna,Rama Raju Baadhe
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 589
Release: 2021-04-29
ISBN: 9811600023
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomaterials in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Book Excerpt:

This book comprehensively explores the basic concepts and applications of biomaterials in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The book is divided into four sections; the first section deals with the basic concepts and different types of biomaterials used in tissue engineering. The second section discusses the functional requirements and types of materials that are used in developing state-of-the-art of scaffolds for tissue engineering applications. The third section presents the applications of biomaterials for hard and soft tissue engineering, as well as for specialized tissue engineering. The last section addresses the future prospects of nanobiomaterials, intelligent biomaterials, and 3D bioprinting biomaterials in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. It also discusses various in vitro disease models for tissue bioengineering and regenerative medicine. As such, it offers a valuable resource for students, researchers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and medical/healthcare professionals.

Methods of Tissue Engineering

Methods of Tissue Engineering
Author: Anthony Atala
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 1285
Release: 2002
ISBN: 0124366368
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods of Tissue Engineering Book Excerpt:

This book will be a resource for the experienced tissue engineer, a starting point for the student, and a guidebook for the next generation of tissue engineers. Contained in one volume is a comprehensive reference that combines the tools, experimental protocols, detailed descriptions, and "know-how" for the successful engineering of tissues and organs. The practical information contained in the numerous protocols covers every area of tissue engineering and will prove essential to scientists working in this field. Contributions by leaders in the latest areas of research will also be of interest to biotechnological and pharmaceutical researchers. Key Features * Provides comprehensive protocols covering every area of tissue engineering, including polymer synthesis, cell culture, encapsulation, bioreactors, therapeutics, and the creation of tissues and organs; * Includes contributions by leaders in the latest areas of research, such as stem cells and fetal tissue engineering

Principles of Regenerative Medicine

Principles of Regenerative Medicine
Author: Anthony Atala,Robert Lanza,James A. Thomson,Robert Nerem
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1202
Release: 2010-12-16
ISBN: 9780123814234
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Regenerative Medicine Book Excerpt:

Virtually any disease that results from malfunctioning, damaged, or failing tissues may be potentially cured through regenerative medicine therapies, by either regenerating the damaged tissues in vivo, or by growing the tissues and organs in vitro and implanting them into the patient. Principles of Regenerative Medicine discusses the latest advances in technology and medicine for replacing tissues and organs damaged by disease and of developing therapies for previously untreatable conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, and renal failure. Key for all researchers and instituions in Stem Cell Biology, Bioengineering, and Developmental Biology The first of its kind to offer an advanced understanding of the latest technologies in regenerative medicine New discoveries from leading researchers on restoration of diseased tissues and organs

Handbook of Intelligent Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Handbook of Intelligent Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Author: Gilson Khang
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1440
Release: 2017-06-26
ISBN: 9814745138
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Intelligent Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Book Excerpt:

Millions of patients suffer from end-stage organ failure or tissue loss annually, and the only solution might be organ and/or tissue transplantation. To avoid poor biocompatibility–related problems and donor organ shortage, however, around 20 years ago a new, hybridized method combining cells and biomaterials was introduced as an alternative to whole-organ and tissue transplantation for diseased, failing, or malfunctioning organs—regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. This handbook focuses on all aspects of intelligent scaffolds, from basic science to industry to clinical applications. Its 10 parts, illustrated throughout with excellent figures, cover stem cell engineering research, drug delivery systems, nanomaterials and nanodevices, and novel and natural biomaterials. The book can be used by advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level students of stem cell and tissue engineering and researchers in macromolecular science, ceramics, metals for biomaterials, nanotechnology, chemistry, biology, and medicine, especially those interested in tissue engineering, stem cell engineering, and regenerative medicine.

Bionanocomposites in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Bionanocomposites in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Author: Shakeel Ahmed,Annu Tomer
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2021-06-03
ISBN: 0128216344
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bionanocomposites in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Book Excerpt:

Bionanocomposites in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine explores novel uses of these in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. This book offers an interdisplinary approach, combining chemical, biomedical engineering, materials science and pharmacological aspects of the characterization, synthesis and application of bionanocomposites. Chapters cover a broad selection of bionanocomposites including chitosan, alginate and more, which are utilized in tissue engineering, wound healing, bone repair, drug formulation, cancer therapy, drug delivery, cartilage regeneration and dental implants. Additional sections of Bionanocomposites in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine discuss, in detail, the safety aspects and circular economy of bionanocomposites – offering an insight into the commercial and industrial aspects of these important materials. Bionanocomposites in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine will prove a highly useful text for for those in the fields of biomedical engineering, chemistry, pharmaceutics and materials science, both in academia and industrial R&D groups. Each bionanocomposite type is covered individually, providing specific and detailed information for each material Covers a range of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications, from dental and bone engineering to cancer therapy Offers an integrated approach, with contributions from authors across a variety of related disciplines, including biomedical engineering, chemistry and materials science

Principles of Tissue Engineering

Principles of Tissue Engineering
Author: Robert Lanza,Robert Langer,Joseph P. Vacanti
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1344
Release: 2011-10-13
ISBN: 9780080548845
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Tissue Engineering Book Excerpt:

First published in 1997, Principles of Tissue Engineering is the widely recognized definitive resource in the field. The third edition provides a much needed update of the rapid progress that has been achieved in the field, combining the prerequisites for a general understanding of tissue growth and development, the tools and theoretical information needed to design tissues and organs, as well as a presentation by the world’s experts of what is currently known about each specific organ system. This edition includes greatly expanded focus on stem cells, including adult and embryonic stem cells and progenitor populations that may soon lead to new tissue engineering therapies for heart disease, diabetes, and a wide variety of other diseases that afflict humanity. This up-to-date coverage of stem cell biology and other emerging technologies is complemented by a series of new chapters on recent clinical experience in applying tissue engineering. The result is a comprehensive textbook that we believe will be useful to students and experts alike. New to this edition: *Includes new chapters on biomaterial-protein interactions, nanocomposite and three-dimensional scaffolds, skin substitutes, spinal cord, vision enhancement, and heart valves *Expanded coverage of adult and embryonic stem cells of the cardiovascular, hematopoietic, musculoskeletal, nervous, and other organ systems

Foundations of Regenerative Medicine

Foundations of Regenerative Medicine
Author: Anthony Atala
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 824
Release: 2009-09-04
ISBN: 9780123785626
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of Regenerative Medicine Book Excerpt:

The interdisciplinary field of regenerative medicine holds the promise of repairing and replacing tissues and organs damaged by disease and of developing therapies for previously untreatable conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, and renal failure. Derived from the fields of tissue engineering, cell and developmental biology, biomaterials science, nanotechnology, physics, chemistry, physiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, and surgery, regenerative medicine is one of the most influential topics of biological research today. Derived from the successful Principles of Regenerative Medicine, this volume brings together the latest information on the advances in technology and medicine and the replacement of tissues and organs damaged by disease. Chapters focus on the fundamental principles of regenerative therapies that have crossover with a broad range of disciplines. From the molecular basis to therapeutic applications, this volume is an essential source for students, researchers, and technicians in tissue engineering, stem cells, nuclear transfer (therapeutic cloning), cell, tissue, and organ transplantation, nanotechnology, bioengineering, and medicine to gain a comprehensive understanding of the nature and prospects for this important field. Highlights the fundamentals of regenerative medicine to relate to a variety of related science and technology fields Introductory chapter directly addresses why regenerative medicine is important to a variety of researchers by providing practical examples and references to primary literature Includes new discoveries from leading researchers on restoration of diseased tissues and organs

Encyclopedia of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Encyclopedia of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1418
Release: 2019-06-03
ISBN: 0128137002
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Book Excerpt:

Encyclopedia of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine provides a comprehensive collection of personal overviews on the latest developments and likely future directions in the field. By providing concise expositions on a broad range of topics, this encyclopedia is an excellent resource. Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine are relatively new fields still in their early stages of development, yet they already show great promise. This encyclopedia brings together foundational content and hot topics in both disciplines into a comprehensive resource, allowing deeper interdisciplinary research and conclusions to be drawn from two increasingly connected areas of biomedicine. Provides a ‘one-stop’ resource for access to information written by world-leading scholars in the fields of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine Contains multimedia features, including hyperlinked references and further readings, cross-references and diagrams/images Represents the most comprehensive and exhaustive product on the market on the topic

Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering

Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering
Author: Daniel Eberli
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 604
Release: 2011-08-29
ISBN: 9533076631
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering Book Excerpt:

Tissue Engineering may offer new treatment alternatives for organ replacement or repair deteriorated organs. Among the clinical applications of Tissue Engineering are the production of artificial skin for burn patients, tissue engineered trachea, cartilage for knee-replacement procedures, urinary bladder replacement, urethra substitutes and cellular therapies for the treatment of urinary incontinence. The Tissue Engineering approach has major advantages over traditional organ transplantation and circumvents the problem of organ shortage. Tissues reconstructed from readily available biopsy material induce only minimal or no immunogenicity when reimplanted in the patient. This book is aimed at anyone interested in the application of Tissue Engineering in different organ systems. It offers insights into a wide variety of strategies applying the principles of Tissue Engineering to tissue and organ regeneration.

Building Tissues

Building Tissues
Author: Joseph W. Freeman,Debabrata Banerjee
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2018-11-08
ISBN: 0429768737
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Tissues Book Excerpt:

Tissue engineering uniquely applies concepts and techniques from biology and engineering in order to heal or produce new tissues after disease or traumatic injury. A successful tissue engineer must have knowledge of cellular biology, cell signaling, extracellular matrix development, and tissue structure and integrate it with the application of stresses and strains, mass transfer, mechanical properties, and heat transfer. In order to train the next generation of successful tissue engineers, this text gives the reader a background in both the engineering and biology associated with tissue engineering. In reading this text, students will learn about these two different areas of study and how they can be integrated with one another to understand tissues in the human body and solve biomedical problems. Students will be introduced to definitions of engineering concepts, the practical use of stress-strain relationships, material strength, mass transfer, and heat transfer. Through examples and problems, students will apply engineering equations to medical and biomedical situations including actual tissue engineering problems. Students will be introduced to a variety of cell and tissue types and be given the background information necessary to apply the use of cells to the growth and development of new tissues. Students will learn how to select the proper material for the replacement of a particular tissue and why it is important to know about the mechanical properties and degradability of a material prior to implantation. Students will learn how the application of force, material selection, and changes in temperature can positively or negatively affect cell behavior and tissue development. Tissue structure will be described and students will learn about the direct relationship between the structure of a tissue and its properties.

Innovations in Molecular Mechanisms and Tissue Engineering

Innovations in Molecular Mechanisms and Tissue Engineering
Author: Jeanne Wilson-Rawls,Kenro Kusumi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2016-12-10
ISBN: 3319449966
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovations in Molecular Mechanisms and Tissue Engineering Book Excerpt:

This book marries stem cell biology, tissue engineering, and regenerative biology into a single, interdisciplinary volume. The chapters also explore embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, cardiovascular regeneration, skeletal development, inflammation, polymeric biomaterials, neural injury, cartilage regeneration, regeneration in ambystoma, models for regeneration using salamander and zebrafish, and more. The volume also discusses recent advances and their potential in developing future therapies. Innovations in Molecular Mechanisms and Tissue Engineering combines perspectives from the biomedical, bioengineering, and medical fields to present a cutting-edge, multifaceted picture of the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine fields. This installment of Springer’s Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine series is ideal for scientists, clinicians, and researchers in the fields of stem cell biology, regenerative medicine, biomedical engineering, and tissue engineering.

Composite Synthetic Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Composite Synthetic Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Author: Naznin Sultana,Mohd Izzat Hassan,Mim Mim Lim
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 61
Release: 2014-10-16
ISBN: 3319097555
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Composite Synthetic Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Book Excerpt:

This book addresses important biomaterials which are commonly used to fabricate scaffolds and it describes two major protocols employed in scaffold fabrication. Tissue engineering or regenerative medicine aims at restoring ex-novo tissues and organs whose functionality has been compromised as a consequence of diseases or traumatic events. The innovative concept underlying tissue engineering is the use of autologous cells, obtained from a biopsy of the patient. Cells are seeded on a porous scaffold which has the role of supporting and guiding cells towards the development of tissue-like structures as well as providing a platform for the delivery under controlled condition of growth factor release, etc. The successful manufacture of scaffolds for tissue engineering applications is crucial. In this book, these biomaterials are discussed. The book also covers illustrated examples, structure and properties of scaffolds, cellular interactions and drug delivery.

Developments in Tissue Engineered and Regenerative Medicine Products

Developments in Tissue Engineered and Regenerative Medicine Products
Author: Joydeep Basu,John W Ludlow
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2012-04-19
ISBN: 1908818115
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developments in Tissue Engineered and Regenerative Medicine Products Book Excerpt:

Developments in tissue engineered and regenerative medicine products summarizes recent developments in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine with an emphasis on commercialization and product development. Features of current cell therapy and tissue engineered products which have facilitated successful commercialization are emphasized and roadblocks to successful product development are also highlighted. Preclinical and clinical testing of tissue engineered and regenerative medicine products, regulatory, quality control, manufacturing issues, as well as generating and securing intellectual property and freedom to operate considerations are presented. This book represents a complete 'how-to' manual for the development of tissue engineered and regenerative medicine products from conceptualization to clinical trial to manufacturing. Addresses practical considerations for the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine from the perspective of the biotechnology industry Written as a manual for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine product development applicable to the US and EU Illustrates pathway integration of science and business required for successful product development

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Author: Phuc Van Pham
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2019-08-14
ISBN: 303019857X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Book Excerpt:

This new series, based on a bi-annual conference and its topics, represents a major contribution to the emerging science of cancer research and regenerative medicine. Each volume brings together some of the most pre-eminent scientists working on cancer biology, cancer treatment, cancer diagnosis, cancer prevention and regenerative medicine to share information on currently ongoing work which will help shape future therapies. These volumes are invaluable resources not only for already active researchers or clinicians but also for those entering these fields, plus those in industry. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine is a proceedings volume which reflects papers presented at the 3rd bi-annual Innovations in Regenerative Medicine and Cancer Research conference; taken with its companion volume Stem Cells: Biology and Engineering it provides a complete overview of the papers from that meeting of international experts.

Bioinspired Biomaterials

Bioinspired Biomaterials
Author: Heung Jae Chun,Rui L. Reis,Antonella Motta,Gilson Khang
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2020-06-29
ISBN: 9811532583
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioinspired Biomaterials Book Excerpt:

This book is the first of two volumes that together offer a comprehensive account of cutting-edge advances in the development of biomaterials for use within tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Topics addressed in this volume, which is devoted to bioinspired biomaterials, range from novel biomaterials for regenerative medicine through to emerging enabling technologies with applications in, for example, drug delivery, maternal–fetal medicine, peripheral nerve repair and regeneration, and brain tumor therapy. New bioinspired hydrogels receive detailed attention in the book, and a further focus is the use of bioinspired biomaterials in the regulation of stem cell fate. Here the coverage includes the role of scaffolds in cartilage regeneration, the bioapplication of inorganic nanomaterials in tissue engineering, and guidance of cell migration to improve tissue regeneration. The authors are recognized experts in the interdisciplinary field of regenerative medicine and the book will be of value for all with an interest in regenerative medicine based on biomaterials.