The book has 21 chapters describing different types of biomaterials, and is divided into four sections, namely tissue engineering scaffold materials, drug delivery systems, nanobiomaterials and biosensors, and other biomaterials. The section on tissue engineering describes inorganic and composite bioactive scaffolds for bone tissue engineering, design, fabrication, and characterization of scaffolds via solid free-form fabrication techniques, control and monitoring of scaffold architecture for tissue engineering, rapid prototyping methods for tissue engineering applications, as well as design and fabrication principles of electrospinning of scaffolds. The section on drug delivery systems discusses nanoparticles in cancer drug delivery systems, polymeric nano/microparticles for oral delivery of proteins and peptides, nanostructured porous biomaterials for controlled drug release systems, and inorganic nanostructures for drug delivery. The section on nanobiomaterials and biosensors includes self-assembly of nanostructures as biomaterials, electrohydrodynamic processing of micro- and nanometer biological materials, fabrication and functions of biohybrid nanomaterials prepared via supramolecular approaches, polypyrrole nano- and microsensors and actuators for biomedical applications, as well as processing of biosensing materials and biosensors. The last section, which deals with other biomaterials, includes synthetic and natural degradable.
Biomatrials Fibrication and Processing Handbook