Nanostructured Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine
Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials Series

Coordinators: Guarino Vincenzo, Iafisco Michele, Spriano Silvia

Language: Anglais
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The design of biomaterials plays a central role in the development of new trends and technologies for biomedical applications. This book offers a comprehensive overview of innovative platforms based on nanostructured biomaterials, as a function of their chemical nature. Covering a wide range of material classes for tissue repair and replacement, the book provides the most in-depth and up-to-the-date information available.

The book begins with an introduction to biomaterials for regenerative medicine and a discussion on their current and future potential. Next, chapters cover polymers and composites, enabling technologies and their potential and emerging applications for regenerative medicine. Part 2 looks at strategies for manipulating polymers as well as a range of applications whilst the final set of chapters covers metals, their properties and their subsequent enabling technologies for tissue repair and regeneration.

This book is an essential resource for researchers, academics and professionals interested in the potential of nanostructured biomaterials for regenerative medicine.



  • Classifies materials into three classes for comprehensive discussion
  • Discusses design techniques to create innovative nanostructured biomaterials
  • Looks at enabling technologies and strategies for emerging applications

1. Introducing biomaterials for tissue repair and Regeneration 2. Regulatory landscape of nanostructured biomaterials for tissue regeneration 3. Nanostructured biomaterials: future perspectives in clinical use 4. Nanostructured biomaterials with antimicrobial activity for tissue engineering

Polymers and composites 5. Molecularly imprinted polymers for controlled release in regenerative medicine 6. Polysaccharide based hybrid materials for protein release 7. Patterned nanocomposites for hierarchical tissue regeneration

Ceramics 8. Nanostructured synthetic calcium phosphates for hard tissue engineering and nanomedicine 9. Silicate based nanoceramics in regenerative medicine 10. Bioactive glass-ceramics: from macro to nano 11. Inorganic nanoparticle based biomaterials for regenerative medicine

Metals 12. Surface topographies on the micro and nanoscale for guided tissue regeneration on metal alloys 13. Fast and effective osseointegration of dental, spinal and orthopaedic implants through tailored chemistry of inorganic surfaces 14. Micro and nano-needles as innovative approach in nanomedicine 15. Metal nanoscale systems functionalized with organic compounds

Vincenzo Guarino is Research Scientist at the Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials, National Research Council of Italy, Naples, Italy. His research interests include biomaterials, tissue engineering, scaffold design, polymer processing, and the fabrication and characterization of polymer and composite materials. He has published eighty papers, ten book chapters, and two patents.
Michele Iafisco is permanent researcher at Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics (ISTEC) of the National Research Council (CNR) in Faenza (RA), Italy. His research interests include biomaterials, biomineralization, nanomedicine, calcium phosphates and bioceramics. He has authored more than 70 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, 14 book chapters and 3 patents and co-edited one book and one journal special issue. He is referee for national and international journals and member of the editorial boards of several international journals. In 2015 he was recipient of the prize “Ricercatamente 2014” for the best research activity of most promising young researcher “under 35” at the National Research Council of Italy in the field “Chemical Sciences and Materials Technology" and of the IUPAC-2015 Young Chemist Travel Award.
Silvia Spriano is Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Science and Technology at the University of Turin, Italy. Her current research interests focus on Biomaterials Surface Science and Modification.