6. Bioreactors for Tissue Engineering

  1. Ravi Birla

Published Online: 20 JUN 2014

DOI: 10.1002/9781118886410.ch6

Introduction to Tissue Engineering: Applications and Challenges

Introduction to Tissue Engineering: Applications and Challenges

How to Cite

Birla, R. (2014) Bioreactors for Tissue Engineering, in Introduction to Tissue Engineering: Applications and Challenges, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118886410.ch6

Author Information

  1. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JUN 2014
  2. Published Print: 19 MAY 2014

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118628645

Online ISBN: 9781118886410

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Keywords:

  • bioreactors;
  • perfusion;
  • stretch;
  • electrical stimulation;
  • compression;
  • enabling technology;
  • supporting technology;
  • electrospinning

Summary

We introduce the concept of bioreactors as applied to the tissue and organ fabrication process. We begin by providing a framework for bioreactors, provide a definition and describe a classification for bioreactors. We provide specific examples of bioreactors for cell culture, biomaterial synthesis, scaffold cellularization, mechanical stretch, electrical stimulation and perfusion.