14. Biodegradable Polymers as Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering

  1. Prof. Andreas Lendlein2,3,4 and
  2. Dr. Adam Sisson3,4,5
  1. Yoshito Ikada

Published Online: 27 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527635818.ch14

Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers: Isolation, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications

Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers: Isolation, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications

How to Cite

Ikada, Y. (2011) Biodegradable Polymers as Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering, in Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers: Isolation, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications (eds A. Lendlein and A. Sisson), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527635818.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    GKSS Forschungszentrum, Inst. für Chemie, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  2. 3

    Center for Biomaterial Development, Institute of Polymer Research, Helmholtz-Zemtrum Geesthacht, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  3. 4

    Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies, Institute of Polymer Research, Helmholtz-Zemtrum Geesthacht, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  4. 5

    GKSS Forschungszentrum, Zentrum f. Biomaterialentw., Kantstraße 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

Author Information

  1. Nara Medical University, Shijo - cho 840, Kashihara - shi, Nara 634 - 8521, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 29 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527324415

Online ISBN: 9783527635818

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Keywords:

  • tissue engineering;
  • scaffold;
  • organogenesis;
  • biodegradable polymers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abbreviations

  • Introduction

  • Short Overview of Regenerative Biology

  • Minimum Requirements for Tissue Engineering

  • Structure of Scaffolds

  • Biodegradable Polymers for Tissue Engineering

  • Some Examples for Clinical Application of Scaffold

  • Conclusions

  • References