Biomineralization and Biomaterials: Fundamentals and Applications

Biomineralization and Biomaterials: Fundamentals and Applications

by Conrado Aparicio, Maria Pau Ginebra


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Biomineralization and Biomaterials: Fundamentals and Applications by Conrado Aparicio, Maria Pau Ginebra

Biomineralization is a natural process by which living organisms form minerals in association with organic biostructures to form hybrid biological materials such as bone, enamel, dentine and nacre among others. Scientists have researched the fundamentals of these processes and the unique structures and properties of the resulting mineralized tissues. Inspired by them, new biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine have been developed in recent years.

Biomineralization and biomaterials: fundamentals and applications looks at the characteristics of these essential processes and natural materials and describes strategies and technologies to biomimetically design and produce biomaterials with improved biological performance.

  • Provides a thorough overview of the biomineralization process
  • Presents the most recent information on the natural process by which crystals in tissues form into inorganic structures such as bone, teeth, and other natural mineralized tissues
  • Investigates methods for improving mineralization
  • Explores new techniques that will help improve the biomimetic process

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782423386
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 10/09/2015
Pages: 482
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Part One Fundamentals

1 Biomineralization in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

2 Shaping It Up: Design and Engineering of Crystalline Materials from the Bottom Up

3 Morphology control and molecular templates in biomineralization

4 Physical Chemistry of Biological Apatites

5 Mineralization processes in hard tissues, bone

6 Mineralization processes in hard tissues, teeth

7 Biomimetic mineralization of collagen

Part Two Applications

8 Ion substitution in biological and synthetic apatites

9 Accelerating mineralization of biomimetic surfaces

10 Biomimetic mineralization of hydrogels

11 Biomimetic mineralization of ceramics and glasses

12 Biomineralization of Metals Using Chemical and Heat Treatments

13 Biomaterials for catalysed mineralization of dental hard tissues

14 Designing Biomaterials Based in Biomineralization for Bone Repair and Regeneration

15 Bio-Inspired Calcium Phosphate Materials for Hard Tissue Repair

16 Mineralization of fibers for bone regeneration

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