© 2011

Tissue Engineering

From Lab to Clinic

  • Norbert Pallua
  • Christoph V. Suscheck

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Basics and Principles of Tissue Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Daniela Coutinho, Pedro Costa, Nuno Neves, Manuela E. Gomes, Rui L. Reis
      Pages 3-29
    3. Ian O. Smith, Peter X. Ma
      Pages 31-39
    4. Patricia S. Wolfe, Scott A. Sell, Gary L. Bowlin
      Pages 41-67
    5. Jeffrey M. Gimble, Bruce A. Bunnell, Farshid Guilak, Steven R. Smith, Adam J. Katz
      Pages 93-111
    6. Yao-Hua Song, Lukas Prantl, Eckhard Alt
      Pages 113-130
    7. Daniel A. W. Oortgiesen, Gert J. Meijer, Rob B. M. de Vries, X. Frank Walboomers, John A. Jansen
      Pages 131-154
    8. Haiou Shen, Aaron S. Goldstein, Ge Wang
      Pages 155-178
    9. Scott Maxson, David Orr, Karen J. L. Burg
      Pages 179-197
  3. Tissue Engineering of Organs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. John F. Patzer II, Jörg C. Gerlach
      Pages 201-219
    3. T. Führmann, J. Gerardo-Nava, G. A. Brook
      Pages 221-244
    4. Andrew Hart, Giorgio Terenghi, Mikael Wiberg
      Pages 245-262
    5. Sajoscha Sorrentino, Hermann Haller
      Pages 263-278
    6. Robert van Lith, Guillermo A. Ameer
      Pages 279-316
    7. Axel Haverich, Mathias Wilhelmi
      Pages 317-333
    8. Stephen Redenti, Henry Klassen, Michael Young
      Pages 335-346

About this book


Tissue engineering is a multidisciplinary field incorporating the principles of biology, chemistry, engineering, and medicine to create biological substitutes of native tissues for scientific research or clinical use. Applications of this technology include studies of tissue development and function, investigations of drug response, and tissue repair and replacement. Tissue engineering is rapidly becoming one of the most promising treatment options for patients suffering from tissue failure. This abundantly illustrated and clearly structured guide, written by leading experts, is intended to serve as a reference for all clinicians and researchers who deal with tissue engineering issues in their daily practice and for students studying tissue engineering at both the undergraduate and the graduate level. It will also be invaluable for professionals in related research areas, particularly those where cell and tissue culture is a new or emerging tool. The book is divided into three sections that present the latest findings in tissue engineering and their application in clinical practice. The first section discusses the basics and principles of tissue engineering, including scaffolds, cells, and technologies. The second and third sections then address in detail the tissue engineering of specific organs and tissue types. A visual approach is emphasized throughout, with numerous self-explanatory graphics, diagrams, and photos.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Norbert Pallua
    • 1
  • Christoph V. Suscheck
    • 2
  1. 1.Klinik für Plastische Chirurgie,, Hand- und VerbrennungschirurgieUniversitätsklinikum AachenAachenGermany
  2. 2.Klinik für Plastische Chirurgie,, Hand- und VerbrennungschirurgieUniversitätsklinikum AachenAachenGermany

About the editors

Norbert Pallua is Professor, Chairman and Director of the Department of Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Burn Center at the RWTH University Hospital, Aachen, Germany. Professor Pallua is recognized to be among the leading Plastic Surgeons in Germany. He is also nominated Honorary Professor and Director of several Universities. Professor Pallua is the author of numerous scientific and clinical publications and is a reviewer for several leading journals. He has been responsible for developing innovative methods of extensive facial reconstruction and has led research into tissue engineering, with a particular focus on soft tissue. Professor Christoph Suschek works in the laboratory of the Department of Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Burn Center at the RWTH University Hospital in Aachen as leading biologist. Professor Suschek is the author or co-author of many journal articles presenting research related to tissue engineering approaches, such as ways in which the induction of inflammation might be used to stimulate adipose tissue formation.

Bibliographic information


From the book reviews:

“This monograph concerns mesenchymal, bone marrow, neural, embryonic, osteochondral, cartilaginous derived stem cells and partially differentiated cells. … This is a good review book, especially given the rapid advances of cellular and molecular biology. I recommend this book for all audiences.” (Joseph J. Grenier,, August, 2014)