With the emergence of additive manufacturing, mass customization of biomaterials for complex tissue regeneration and targeted drug delivery applications is possible. This book emphasizes the fundamental concepts of biomaterials science, their structure–property relationships and processing methods, and biological responses in biomedical engineering. It focuses on recent advancements in biomedical applications, such as tissue engineering, wound healing, drug delivery, cancer treatments, bioimaging, and theranostics.

  • Discusses design chemistry, modification, and processing of biomaterials.
  • Describes the efficacy of biomaterials at various scales for biological response and drug delivery.
  • Demonstrates technological advances from conventional to additive manufacturing.
  • Covers future of biofabrication and customized medical devices.

This volume serves as a go-to reference on functional biomaterials and is ideal for multi-disciplinary communities such as students and research professionals in materials science, biomedical engineering, and healthcare and medical fields.

Chapter 1. Stimuli-responsive Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering and Drug and Delivery Applications. Chapter 2. 3D Printing of Hydrogels for Cartilage Tissue Engineering Applications. Chapter 3. Advances in 3D Hydrogel Matrix and their role in Neural Tissue Engineering. Chapter 4. Evolution of Biogenic Synthesized Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Applications. Chapter 5. 3D Bio-printing of Hydrogels for Bones and Skin Tissue Regeneration. Chapter 6. Design and Development of Biopolymers based Gene Delivery Applications. Chapter 7. Stimuli Responsive Microgels as Drug Carriers and Theranostics. Chapter 8. Bioactive Glasses (BGs): Multifunctional Delivery Systems for Cancer Theranostic Applications. Chapter 9. Cryogels, Macroporous Hydrogels, as Promising Materials for Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery. Chapter 10. Constructing Three-Dimensional Microenvironments Using Engineered Biomaterials for Bone and Cartilage Tissue Regeneration. Chapter 11. Collagen-Based Functionalized Nanocomposite for Bone Tissue Regeneration. Chapter 12. Composite hydrogels for Adipose Tissue Engineering. Chapter 13. Recent Progress in Organic-Inorganic Hybrids for Bone Tissue Reconstruction. Chapter 14. Biomaterials and Microfluidics Systems Used for Modeling Pathological Tissues.