This book covers the latest bio-inspired materials synthesistechniques and biomedical applications that are advancing the fieldof tissue engineering. Bio-inspired concepts for biomedicalengineering are at the forefront of tissue engineering andregenerative medicine. Scientists, engineers and physicians areworking together to replicate the sophisticated hierarchicalorganization and adaptability found in nature and selected byevolution to recapitulate the cellular microenvironment. Thisbook demonstrates the dramatic clinical breakthroughs that havebeen made in engineering all four of the major tissue types andmodulating the immune system.
Part I (Engineering Bio-inspired Material Microenvironments)covers Bio-inspired Presentation of Chemical Cues, Bio-inspiredPresentation of Physical Cues, and Bio-inspired Integration ofNatural Materials.
Part II (Bio-inspired Tissue Engineering) addresses tissueengineering in epithelial tissue, muscle tissue, connective tissue,and the immune system.