Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine,
Edition 1 From Fundamentals to Applications
Edited by J. Miguel Oliveira, BSc, PhD, Joana Silva-Correia and Rui L. Reis, PhD, DSc, Hon. Causa MD, Hon Causa PhD, FBSE, FTERM

Publication Date: 18 Sep 2023
Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: From Fundaments to Applications provides the reader with a comprehensive, concise and thoroughly up-to-date resource on the different types of hydrogels in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The book is divided into three main sections that describe biological activities and the structural and physicochemical properties of hydrogels, along with a wide range of applications, including their combination with emerging technologies. Written by a diverse range of international academics for professionals, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students, this groundbreaking publication fills a gap in literature needed in the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine field.

Key Features

  • Reviews the fundamentals and recent advances of hydrogels in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications
  • Presents state-of-the-art methodologies for the synthesis and processing of different types of hydrogels
  • Includes contributions by leading experts in engineering, the life sciences, microbiology and clinical medicine
About the author
Edited by J. Miguel Oliveira, BSc, PhD, Principal Investigator with Habilitation and Vice President of Institute 3B's, 3B’s Research Group, Institute 3B’s, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal; Joana Silva-Correia, Assistant Researcher, 3B’s Research Group, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal; Rui L. Reis, PhD, DSc, Hon. Causa MD, Hon Causa PhD, FBSE, FTERM, President of Institute 3B’s, University of Minho; Director of the Associated Laboratory ICVS/3B’s and of the European Institute of Excellence in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (EXPERTISSUES) and Full Professor of Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells, University of Minho, Barco, Portugal
Table of Contents
1. Fundamentals of hydrogels I - mechanical characterization
2. Fundamentals of hydrogels II - architecture and biodegradability
3. Natural Hydrogels: synthesis, composites, and prospects in delayed wounds
4. Elastin-like hydrogels as tissue regeneration scaffolds
5. In silico simulation for designing hydrogels
6. Hydrogel functionalisation and crosslinking strategies for biomedical applications
7. Sterilization methods
8. Patents and regulatory issues
9. Ionic- and photo-crosslinked hydrogels
10. Enzymatic-crosslinked hydrogels
11. Thermo-responsive hydrogels
12. pH-responsive hydrogels: synthesis and physico-chemical properties
13. Conductive Hydrogels
14. Self-assembling hydrogels based on polymer networks
15. Memory-shape hydrogels
16. Hydrogels formed by polyelectrolyte complexation
17. Interpenetrating polymer networks (IPN) hydrogels
18. Biocomposites hydrogel-based scaffolds in Tissue Engineering and Regeneration
19. DNA based programmable hydrogels for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
20. Hydrogels as 3D scaffolds materials in tissue engineering and as organoid platforms
21. Hydrogels as filler materials
22. Hydrogels as tissue barriers
23. Hydrogels as stents
24. Silk Hydrogel Based Delivery of Cell and Bioactive Molecules for Osteochondral Tissue Engineering Applications
25. Hydrogels for development of bioinks
26. Hydrogel-inorganic filler composites for 3D bioprinting
27. Hydrogels for microfluidics
28. Hydrogels for 3D TE models
29. Hydrogels for imaging
30. Hydrogels as dynamic networks for skin repair
31. Hydrogels for cancer treatment
32. Natural-based injectable hydrogels for osteoarthritis treatment
33. Hydrogels as biologics/gene delivery systems
34. Current design and advances of hydrogel for retinal tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
35. Hydrogels for dental applications
36. Biological applications of hydrogel coatings
37. Hydrogels for immunomodulation
Book details
ISBN: 9780128239483
Page Count: 850
Illustrations : 420 illustrations (180 in full color)
Retail Price : £155.00
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Academicians, especially the researchers and students who work in tissue engineering and/or the regenerative medicine field