Functional Tissue Engineering

Paperback | August 25, 2004

EditorFarshid Guilak, David L. Butler, Steven A. Goldstein

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The goal of tissue engineering is to repair or replace tissues and organs by delivering implanted cells, scaffolds, DNA, proteins, and/or protein fragments at surgery. Tissue engineering merges aspects of engineering and biology, and many rapid achievements in this field have arisen in part from significant advances in cell and molecular biology. Functional Tissue Engineering addresses the key issues in repairing and replacing load-bearing structures effectively. What are the thresholds of force, stress, and strain that normal tissues transmit or encounter? What are the mechanical properties of these tissues when subjected to expected in vivo stresses and strains, as well as under failure conditions? Do tissue engineered repairs and replacements need to exactly duplicate the structure and function of the normal tissue or organ? When developing these implants in culture, how do physical factors such as mechanical stress regulate cell behavior in bioreactors as compared to signals experienced in vivo? And finally, can tissue engineers mechanically stimulate these implants before surgery to produce a better repair outcome? Chapters written by well-known researchers discuss these matters and provide guidelines and a summary of the current state of technology. Functional Tissue Engineering will be useful to students and researchers as it will remind tissue engineers of the clinical importance of restoring function to damaged tissue and structures. Further, the book clarifies the identification of critical structural and mechanical requirements needed for each construct. Functional Tissue Engineering also provides an invaluable resource to help tissue engineers incorporate these functional criteria into the design, manufacture, and optimization of tissue engineered products. Finally it serves as a reference and teaching text for the rapidly increasing population of students and investigators in the field of tissue engineering.

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The goal of tissue engineering is to repair or replace tissues and organs by delivering implanted cells, scaffolds, DNA, proteins, and/or protein fragments at surgery. Tissue engineering merges aspects of engineering and biology, and many rapid achievements in this field have arisen in part from significant advances in cell and molec...

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 The goal of "tissue engineering" is to repair or replace tissues and organs by delivering implanted cells, scaffolds, DNA, proteins, and/or protein fragments at surgery. Tissue engineering merges aspects of engineering and biology, and many rapid achievements in this field have arisen in part from significant advances in cell and mole...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:442 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.27 inPublished:August 25, 2004Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387220135

ISBN - 13:9780387220130

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Part I. The Functional Properties of Native Tissues * How Does Nature Build a Tissue? * Ligament Healing: Present Status and the Future of Functional Tissue Engineering * Native Properties of Cardiovascular Tissues: Guidelines for Functional Tissue Engineering * Functional Properties of Native Articular Cartilage * Excitability and Contractility of Skeletal Muscle: Measurements and Interpretations * Part II. Functional Requirements of Engineered Tissues * Functional Requirements for the Engineering of a Blood Vessel Substitute * In vivo Force and Strain of Tendon, Ligament and Capsule * Requirements for Biological Replacement of the Articular Cartilage at the Knee Joint * Functional Requirements: Cartilage * Part III. Design Parameters for Tissue Engineering * Design Parameters for Functional Tissue Engineering * Tissue Engineering a Heart: Critical Issues * Design Parameters for Engineering Bone Regeneration * Tissue Engineering of Bone: The Potential Uses of Gene Therapy for Difficult Bone Loss Problems * Engineered Skeletal Muscle: Functional Tissues, Organs and Interfaces * Bioengineering the Growth of Articular Cartilage * Part IV. Assessment of Function in Engineered Tissues * Functional Tissue Engineering: Assessment of Function in Tendon and Ligament Repair * The Role of Mechanical Forces in Tissue Engineering of Articular Cartilage * Biomechanics of Native and Engineered Heart Valves * Assessment of Function in Tissue Engineered Vascular Grafts * Assessment of the Performance of Engineered Tissues in Humans Requires the Development of Highly Sensitive and Quantitative Non-invasive Outcome Measures * Part V. Cell-matrix Interactions in Functional Tissue Engineering * The Biomechanics of Cell-matrix Interactions in Tissue Engineering * Regulation of Cellular Response to Mechanical Signals by Matrix Design * Artificial Soft Tissue Fabrication from Cell-contracted Biopolymers * Cytomechanics: Signaling to Mechanical Load in Connective Tissue Cells and Role in Tissue Engineering * Part VI. Bioreactors and the Role of Biophysical Stimuli in Tissue Engineering * The Role of Biomechanics in Analysis of Cardiovascular Diseases: Regulation of the Fluid Shear Response by Inflammatory Mediators * A Full Spectrum of Tissue Engineered Blood Vessels: From Macroscopic to Microscopic * Engineered Functional Cartilage and Cardiac Tissue: In vitro Culture Parameters * Tissue Engineered Skeletal Muscle * Part VII. Regulatory and Clinical Issues in Tissue Engineering * From Concept Towards the Clinic: Preclinical Evaluation of Tissue Engineered Constructs * Trends in the FDA

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From the reviews:"Functional Tissue Engineering is a useful compilation of research by contributors involved in developing tissues . . It is not easy to extract a decent book from a conference, but the editors have done a very good job . . it will be an invaluable source for those starting a PhD . . I recommend it to those embarking on or already involved in engineering structural tissues. . The chapters are well written . . The book is clearly focused to encompass practical issues, such as the need to create appropriate biomechanical environments . ." (Sheila MacNeil, Materials Today, July/August, 2005)