Regenerative engineering, with its ability to foster novel therapeutic techniques and strategies, has emerged as the most versatile and innovative technology of the 21st century. The past few years have seen a significant interest in the development of injectable hydrogels as a delivery system to realize the dream of regenerative engineering. The book will explain synthetic approaches towards developing injectable hydrogels, and the clinical implications and applications of injectable hydrogels for engineering various tissues.
Injectable Hydrogels for Regenerative Engineering is the first of its kind to bring together the fields of injectable hydrogels and regenerative engineering to give a perspective of the emerging therapeutic strategies for a wide audience.Contents:
- Regenerative Engineering: Role of Scaffolds, Cells, and Growth Factors (F Sharmin, C C McDermott, Y M Khan)
- Injectable Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications (B Balakrishnan, A Jayakrishnan)
- Injectable Hydrogels by Physical Crosslinking (M J Glassman, B D Olsen)
- Injectable Hydrogels by Chemical Crosslinking (B Balakrishnan)
- Injectable Hydrogels by Enzymatic Crosslinking (S V Gohil, C W Hanna, L S Nair)
- Injectable Hydrogels as Tissue Adhesives (N Oliva, N Artzi)
- Injectable Hydrogels for Intervertebral Tissue Regeneration (T Karukonda, I L Moss)
- Injectable Hydrogels for Neural Tissue Regeneration (X Li, D Campbell-Rance, X Liu, N Zhang, X Wen)
- Injectable Hydrogels for Articular Cartilage Regeneration (B Choi, M Lee)
- Injectable Hydrogels for Cardiac Tissue Regeneration Post-Myocardial Infarction (G N Grover, K L Christman)
Readership: Professionals, undergraduate and graduate students in the field of bioengineering and biological chemistry.