Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

  • Ulrich Meyer
  • Jörg Handschel
  • Hans Peter Wiesmann
  • Thomas Meyer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVI
  2. General Aspects: General and Ethical Aspects

  3. Biological Considerations: Tissue and Organ Differentiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-59
    2. Mathieu Unbekandt, Jamie Davies
      Pages 61-70
    3. Thomas Meyer, Volker Ruppert, Bernhard Maisch
      Pages 71-82
  4. Engineering Strategies: Engineering at the Genetic and Molecular Level

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-91
    2. Wilfried Weber, Martin Fussenegger
      Pages 93-108
    3. Volker Ruppert, Sabine Pankuweit, Bernhard Maisch, Thomas Meyer
      Pages 109-120
    4. Rita A. Depprich
      Pages 121-135
  5. Engineering Strategies: Engineering at the Cellular Level

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Pensée Wu, Dafni Moschidou, Nicholas M. Fisk
      Pages 139-157
    3. Jörg Handschel, Ulrich Meyer, Hans Peter Wiesmann
      Pages 159-166

About this book


Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine provides a complete overview of the state of the art in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Tissue engineering has grown tremendously during the past decade. Advances in genetic medicine and stem cell technology have significantly improved the potential to influence cell and tissue performance, and have recently expanded the field towards regenerative medicine. In recent years a number of approaches have been used routinely in daily clinical practice, others have been introduced in clinical studies, and multitudes are in the preclinical testing phase. Because of these developments, there is a need to provide comprehensive and detailed information for researchers and clinicians on this rapidly expanding field.

This book offers, in a single volume, the prerequisites of a comprehensive understanding of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The book is conceptualized according to a didactic approach (general aspects: social, economic, and ethical considerations; basic biological aspects of regenerative medicine: stem cell medicine, biomolecules, genetic engineering; classic methods of tissue engineering: cell, tissue, organ culture; biotechnological issues: scaffolds; bioreactors, laboratory work; and an extended medical discipline oriented approach: review of clinical use in the various medical specialties). The content of the book, written in 68 chapters by the world’s leading research and clinical specialists in their discipline, represents therefore the recent intellect, experience, and state of this bio-medical field.


Biomaterial Cell genesis Gene therapy Laboratory Regeneration Tissue genesis Transplantation bone cartilage cells genes genetic engineering surgery tissue transcription

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulrich Meyer
    • 1
  • Jörg Handschel
    • 1
  • Hans Peter Wiesmann
    • 2
  • Thomas Meyer
    • 3
  1. 1.Clinic for Maxillofacial and Plastic Facial SurgeryHeinrich Heine University DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany
  2. 2.Department of Experimental Maxillofacial Surgery, Biomineralisation and Tissue Engineering GroupUniversity of MünsterMünsterGermany
  3. 3.Department of Internal Medicine – CardiologyUniversity Hospital MarburgMarburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-77754-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-77755-7
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