Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes: Membrane Applications in Artificial Organs and Tissue Engineering reports on membrane applications in the field of biomedical engineering, ranging from artificial organs, to tissue engineering. The book offers a comprehensive review of all the current scientific developments and various applications of membranes in this area. It is a key reference text for R&D managers in industry who are interested in the development of artificial and bioartificial organs, as well as academic researchers and postgraduate students working in the wider area of artificial organs and tissue engineering.
- Describes numerous bioartificial organ configurations and their relationships to membranes
- Includes new innovations and solutions in the development of artificial organs with membrane components
- Describes various membrane fabrication techniques for tissue engineering
1. Membrane bioreactors for bio-artificial kidney 2. Membrane bioreactors for bio-artificial Liver 3. Membrane bioreactors for bio-artificial Lung 4. Membrane bioreactors for bio-artificial pancreas 5. Membrane device for blood separation and purification 6. Hematic damage in membrane systems for artificial and bioartificial organs 7. Membrane scaffolds for 3D cell Culture 8. Membrane applications in "Organs on Chip" for drug toxicity testing 9. Membrane fabrication techniques in tissue engineering 10. New cell culture system using an oxygen-permeable membrane 11. Cell separation system by membrane 12. Artificial oxygen carriers