Increasingly viewed as the future of medicine, the field of tissue engineering is still in its infancy. As evidenced in both the scientific and popular press, there exists considerable excitement surrounding the strategy of regenerative medicine. To achieve its highest potential, a series of technological advances must be made. Putting the numerous

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Section I: Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering

chapter 3|22 pages

Extracellular Matrix: Structure, Function, and Applications to Tissue Engineering

ByMary C. Farach-Carson, Roger C. Wagner, and Kristi L. Kiick 3-1

chapter 4|18 pages

Mechanical Forces on Cells

chapter 5|18 pages

Cell Adnesion

chapter 6|22 pages

Cell Migration

ByGang Cheng and Kyriacos Zygourakis . . . . . . . . . . 6-1

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Section II: Enabling Technologies

chapter 10|8 pages

Biomimetic Materials

chapter 11|12 pages

Nanocomposite Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering

ByAmit S. Mistry, Xinfeng Shi, and Antonios G. Mikos . . . . 11-1

chapter 13|24 pages

Drug Delivery

chapter 14|16 pages

Gene Therapy

chapter 15|18 pages

Tissue Engineering Bioreactors

ByJose F. Alvarez-Barreto and Vassilios I. Sikavitsas . . . . . 15-1

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Section III: Tissue Engineering Applciations

chapter 18|18 pages

Bioengineering of Human Skin Substitutes

chapter 19|22 pages

Nerve Regeneration: Tissue Engineering Strategies

ByJennifer B. Recknor and Surya K. Mallapragada . . . . . . 19-1

chapter 20|14 pages

Gene Therapy and Tissue Engineering Based on Muscle-Derived Stem Cells: Potential for Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration and Repair

ByJohnny Huard, Baohong Cao, Yong Li, and Hairong Peng . . 20-1

chapter 21|22 pages

Tissue Engineering Applications-Bone

chapter 22|12 pages

Cartilage Tissue Engineering

chapter 24|14 pages

Engineering Smooth Muscle

chapter 25|24 pages

Esophagus: A Tissue Engineering Challenge

ByB.D. Ratner, B.L. Beckstead, K.S. Chian, and A.C. Ritchie . 25-1

chapter 26|14 pages

Tissue Engineering Vascular Grafts

chapter 28|20 pages

Tissue Engineering of Heart Valves

chapter 32|14 pages

The Bioengineering of Dental Tissues

chapter 33|20 pages

Tracheal Tissue Engineering