Biofabrication: Micro- and Nano-fabrication, Printing, Patterning and Assemblies

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Gabor Forgacs, Wei Sun
William Andrew, Mar 18, 2013 - Science - 288 pages
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Biofabrication is a practical guide to the novel, inherently cross-disciplinary scientific field that focuses on biomanufacturing processes and a related range of emerging technologies. These processes and technologies ultimately further the development of products that may involve living (cells and/or tissues) and nonliving (bio-supportive proteins, scaffolds) components. The book introduces readers to cell printing, patterning, assembling, 3D scaffold fabrication, cell/tissue-on-chips as a coherent micro-/nano-fabrication toolkit. Real-world examples illustrate how to apply biofabrication techniques in areas such as regenerative medicine, pharmaceuticals and tissue engineering.

In addition to being a vital reference for scientists, engineers and technicians seeking to apply biofabrication techniques, this book also provides an insight into future developments in the field, and potential new applications.

  • Discover the multi-disciplinary toolkit provided by biofabrication and apply it to develop new products, techniques and therapies
  • Covers a range of important emerging technologies in a coherent manner: cell printing, patterning, assembling, 3D scaffold fabrication, cell/tissue-on-chips...
  • Readers develop the ability to apply biofabrication technologies through practical examples
 

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Contents

1 In Vitro Biofabrication of Tissues and Organs
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2 Biomaterials for Biofabrication of 3D Tissue Scaffolds
23
3 Projection Printing of ThreeDimensional Tissue Scaffolds with Tunable Poissons Ratio
47
4 Fabrication of Microscale Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering Applications
59
5 Polymeric Membranes for the Biofabrication of Tissues and Organs
81
6 LaserAssisted Bioprinting for Tissue Engineering
95
7 The Modular Approach
119
8 Formation of Multicellular Microtissues and Applications in Biofabrication
149
9 A Digital MicrofabricationBased System for the Fabrication of Cancerous Tissue Models
167
10 Breast Reconstruction Using BiofabricationBased Tissue Engineering Strategies
183
11 Fabrication of Artificial Bacteria for Targeted Drug Delivery
217
12 Biofabricating the BioDevice Interface Using Biological Materials and Mechanisms
239
Index
259
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Wei Sun is a PhD student at the Estonian Business School. Her research field is organizational change in Chinese companies.

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