Biomimetic Approaches for Biomaterials Development

Biomimetic Approaches for Biomaterials Development

Editor(s): João F. Mano

Published Online: 18 DEC 2012 11:49AM EST

Print ISBN: 9783527329168

Online ISBN: 9783527652273

DOI: 10.1002/9783527652273

About this Book

Biomimetics, in general terms, aims at understanding biological principles and applying them for the development of man-made tools and technologies. This approach is particularly important for the purposeful design of passive as well as functional biomaterials that mimic physicochemical, mechanical and biological properties of natural materials, making them suitable, for example, for biomedical devices or as scaffolds for tissue regeneration.

The book comprehensively covers biomimetic approaches to the development of biomaterials, including: an overview of naturally occurring or nature inspired biomaterials; an in-depth treatment of the surface aspects pivotal for the functionality; synthesis and self-assembly methods to prepare devices to be used in mineralized tissues such as bone and teeth; and preparation of biomaterials for the controlled/ sustained release of bioactive agents. The last part reviews the applications of bioinspired materials and principles of design in regenerative medicine such as in-situ grown bone or cartilage as well as the biomimetic techniques for soft tissue engineering.

The comprehensive scope of this book makes it a must-have addition to the bookshelf of everyone in the fields of Materials Science/Engineering, Nanotechnologies / Nanosciences, Medical Sciences, Biochemistry, Polymer Chemistry, and Biomedical Engineering.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Examples of Natural and Nature-Inspired Materials

    1. Chapter 1

      Biomaterials from Marine-Origin Biopolymers (pages 1–23)

      Tiago H. Silva, Ana R. C. Duarte, Joana Moreira-Silva, Prof. João F. Mano and Rui L. Reis

    2. Chapter 4

      Silk-Based Biomaterials (pages 75–92)

      Sílvia Gomes, Isabel B. Leonor, Prof. João F. Mano, Rui L. Reis and David L. Kaplan

    3. Chapter 5

      Elastin-Like Macromolecules (pages 93–116)

      Rui R. Costa, Laura Martín, Prof. João F. Mano and José C. Rodríguez-Cabello

  2. Part II: Surface Aspects

  3. Part III: Hard and Mineralized Systems

    1. Chapter 15

      Surfaces Inducing Biomineralization (pages 333–351)

      Natália M. Alves, Isabel B. Leonor, Helena S. Azevedo, Rui. L. Reis and Prof. João. F. Mano

  4. Part IV: Systems for the Delivery of Bioactive Agents

  5. Part V: Lessons from Nature in Regenerative Medicine

    1. Chapter 20

      Tissue Analogs by the Assembly of Engineered Hydrogel Blocks (pages 471–493)

      Shilpa Sant, Daniela F. Coutinho, Nasser Sadr, Rui L. Reis and Ali Khademhosseini

    2. Chapter 22

      Biomimetic Hydrogels for Regenerative Medicine (pages 503–513)

      Iris Mironi-Harpaz, Olga Kossover, Eran Ivanir and Dror Seliktar

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