Nanotechnology in Regenerative Medicine

Methods and Protocols

  • Melba Navarro
  • Josep A. Planell

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 811)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. José Carlos Rodríguez-Cabello, Alessandra Girotti, Artur Ribeiro, Francisco Javier Arias
    Pages 17-38
  3. Alvaro Mata, Liam Palmer, Esther Tejeda-Montes, Samuel I. Stupp
    Pages 39-49
  4. Elena Martínez, Mateu Pla-Roca, Josep Samitier
    Pages 79-87
  5. Brendan Manning, Ramon Eritja
    Pages 89-100
  6. Catarina Ribeiro, Ana Patrícia Neto, José das Neves, Maria Fernanda Bahia, Bruno Sarmento
    Pages 113-125
  7. Oscar Castaño, Mohamed Eltohamy, Hae-Won Kim
    Pages 127-140
  8. M. Cristina L. Martins, Susana R. Sousa, Joana C. Antunes, Mário A. Barbosa
    Pages 141-161
  9. Conrado Aparicio, Yassine Maazouz, Dehua Yang
    Pages 163-177
  10. Holger Schönherr
    Pages 179-192
  11. J.-Pablo Salvador, Mark P. Kreuzer, Romain Quidant, Gonçal Badenes, M.-Pilar Marco
    Pages 207-221
  12. Francesco Urciuolo, Giorgia Imparato, Angela Guaccio, Benedetto Mele, Paolo A. Netti
    Pages 223-244
  13. Nikodem Tomczak, Dominik Jańczewski, Denis Dorokhin, Ming-Yong Han, G. Julius Vancso
    Pages 245-265
  14. Maria F. Garcia-Parajo
    Pages 267-284
  15. Linda MacDonald Glenn, Jeanann S. Boyce
    Pages 303-316
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 317-319

About this book


Nanotechnology plays a key leading role in developing tools able to identify, measure, and study cellular events at the nanometric level as well as in contributing to the disclosure of unknown biological interactions and mechanisms, which opens the door for advances including nanodevices for diagnostic and therapy, drug delivery systems, and regenerative medicine.  In Nanotechnology in Regenerative Medicine: Methods and Protocols, expert researchers in the field provide an overview of a very wide range of currently used technologies and methods that involve nanotechnology principles applicable to tissue regeneration. Being that the application of nanotechnology to regenerative medicine is a very broad field, this book focuses its interests on particular areas such as its use as a means to produce efficient platforms and structures for tissue engineering, delivery systems and biosensors, as well as the use of some techniques to study materials surfaces and the interactions between cells, biomolecules, and surfaces at the nanoscale.  Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters include introductions to their related topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.


Authoritative and accessible, Nanotechnology in Regenerative Medicine: Methods and Protocols provides established scientists, junior researchers, and students involved in the bioengineering, biotechnology, and biomedical fields with a sound foundation in a variety of vital nanotechnology approaches in regenerative medicine.


Biological nanostructures Biosensors Delivery systems Nanobiotechnology Nanoengineering Nanoscale scaffolds Regenerating tissues Tissue engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Melba Navarro
    • 1
  • Josep A. Planell
    • 2
  1. 1.(IBEC)Inst. for Bioengineering of CataloniaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.(IBEC)Inst. for Bioengineering of CataloniaBarcelonaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61779-387-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61779-388-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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