3D Bioprinting for Reconstructive Surgery: Techniques and Applications examines the combined use of materials, procedures and tools necessary for creating structural tissue constructs for reconstructive purposes. Offering a broad analysis of the field, the first set of chapters review the range of biomaterials which can be used to create 3D-printed tissue constructs. Part Two looks at the techniques needed to prepare biomaterials and biological materials for 3D printing, while the final set of chapters examines application-specific examples of tissues formed from 3D printed biomaterials.
3D printing of biomaterials for tissue engineering applications is becoming increasingly popular due to its ability to offer unique, patient-specific parts-on demand-at a relatively low cost. This book is a valuable resource for biomaterials scientists, biomedical engineers, practitioners and students wishing to broaden their knowledge in the allied field.
- Discusses new possibilities in tissue engineering with 3D printing
- Presents a comprehensive coverage of the materials, techniques and tools needed for producing bioprinted tissues
- Reviews emerging technologies in addition to commercial techniques
1. Introduction to 3D Tissue Engineering, biomaterials, techniques and applications
Part 1: Biomaterials and bio-inks for structural regenerative medicine and 3-D reconstructive tissue engineering 2. Biopolymers 3. Hydrogels 4. Ceramics 5. Biocomposites 6. Metals 7. Biomaterial Preparation Directory
Part 2: Techniques for structural regenerative medicine and 3-D constructive tissue engineering 8. Stem Cell Preparation Techniques 9. Practical Laboratory Methods for 3-D Tissue Engineering 10. Bio-microfluidic Devices 11. 3-D Biofabrication Approaches 12. Bioink Preparation 13. Biorepair Technologies 14. Bioreactor Processes 15. 3-D Computational Design of Biostructures
Part 3: Applications of structural regenerative medicine and 3-D constructive tissue engineering 16. 3-D of Bone and Orthopaedic Structures 17. Biofabrication of Nerve Systems 18. 3-D bioprinting of Cartilage 19. 3-D Dermal and Skin System Engineering 20. Fabrication Methods for Muscle and Tendons 21. Arteries and Vessel Fabrication 22. Conclusions