Bioartificial Organs: Science, Medicine, and Technology, Volume 5; Volume 831
Aleš Prokop, David Hunkeler, Alan Cherrington
New York Academy of Sciences, Jan 1, 1997 - Medical - 476 pages
This volume addresses the current status and future possibilities of bioartificial organs, highlighting biomedical applications. Contemporary and emerging approaches to the development of bioartificial organs are explored. Presentations are interdisciplinary: scientists from the fields of materials and polymer sciences, bioprocess engineering and clinical medicine who do not normally interact at a single conference were brought together to deliberate. Emphasis is placed on the pancreas, liver, skin and bone, although other tissues are also covered.
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