Work in the area of biomaterials and stem cell therapy has revealed great potential for many applications, from the treatment of localized defects and diseases to the repair and replacement of whole organs. Researchers have also begun to develop a better understanding of the cellular environment needed for optimal tissue repair and regeneration. Bi

chapter 1|30 pages

Identification and Application of Polymers as Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

ByClaire N. Medine, Ferdous Khan, Salvatore Pernagallo, Rong Zhang, Olga Tura, Mark Bradley, David C. Hay

chapter 2|24 pages

Hydrogel as Stem Cell Niche for In Vivo Applications in Regenerative Medicine

ByXiaokang Li, Claudia Wittkowske, Rui Yao, Yanan Du

chapter 3|24 pages

Fabrication and Application of Gradient Hydrogels in Cell and Tissue Engineering

ByAzadeh Seidi, Serge Ostrovidov, Murugan Ramalingam

chapter 5|22 pages

Fabrication of 3D Scaffolds and Organ Printing for Tissue Regeneration

ByFerdous Khan, Sheikh R. Ahmad

chapter 6|18 pages

Natural Membranes as Scaffold for Biocompatible Aortic Valve Leaflets: Perspectives from Pericardium?

ByMaria Cristina Vinci, Francesca Prandi, Barbara Micheli, Giulio Tessitore, Anna Guarino, Luca Dainese, Gianluca Polvani, Maurizio Pesce

chapter 7|28 pages

Spatially Designed Nanofibrous Membranes for Periodontal Tissue Regeneration

ByMarco C. Bottino, Yogesh K. Vohra, Vinoy Thomas

chapter 8|16 pages

Autoinductive Scaffolds for Osteogenic Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells

ByEsmaiel Jabbari, Murugan Ramalingam

chapter 9|34 pages

Ophthalmic Applications of Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine

ByVictoria Kearns, Rosalind Stewart, Sharon Mason, Carl Sheridan, Rachel Williams

chapter 10|20 pages

Calcium Phosphates as Scaffolds for Mesenchymal Stem Cells

ByIain R. Gibson

chapter 11|20 pages

Bioactive Glasses as Composite Components: Technological Advantages and Bone Tissue Engineering Applications

ByElzbieta Pamula, Katarzyna Cholewa-Kowalska, Mariusz Szuta, Anna M. Osyczka

chapter 12|22 pages

Processing Metallic Biomaterials for a Better Cell Response

ByIoana Demetrescu, Daniela Ionita, Cristian Pirvu

chapter 13|18 pages

Osteogenic Adult Stem Cells and Titanium Constructs for Repair and Regeneration

ByMarcus J. Tillotson, Peter M. Brett

chapter 14|28 pages

Stem Cell Response to Biomaterial Topography

ByLuong T.H. Nguyen, Susan Liao, Casey K. Chan, and Seeram Ramakrishna

chapter 15|18 pages

Growth Factors, Stem Cells, Scaffolds and Biomaterials for Tendon Regeneration

ByJames Zhenggui Tang, Guo-Qiang Chen, Nicholas R. Forsyth

chapter 16|22 pages

Biomaterials and Stem Cells for Myocardial Repair

ByJiashing Yu, Chao-Min Cheng, Randall J. Lee

chapter 17|16 pages

Perinatal Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine

ByBridget M. Deasy, Jordan E. Anderson, Kelley J. Colopietro, Yong Li

chapter 18|22 pages

Adult Stem Cell Survival Strategies

ByMelanie Rodrigues, Linda G. Griffith, Alan Wells

chapter 19|14 pages

Immunobiology of Biomaterial/Mesenchymal Stem Cell Interactions

ByPeiman Hematti, Summer Hanson

chapter 20|20 pages

Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Tissue Engineering in Urology

ByGuihua Liu, Chunhua Deng, Yuanyuan Zhang

chapter 22|24 pages

Human Embryonic Stem Cells and Tissue Regeneration

ByOdessa Yabut, Carissa Ritner, Harold S. Bernstein