Bone tissue engineering

Reichert, J.C., Klein, T.J., Kuaha, K., Rijckaert, B., Noth, U., & Hutmacher, D.W. (2011) Bone tissue engineering. In Kadereit, S. & Udolf, G. (Eds.) Umbilical Cord Blood : A Future for Regenerative Medicine. World Scientific Publishing Co., Singapore, pp. 105-143.

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Currently, well-established clinical therapeutic approaches for bone reconstruction are restricted to the transplantation of autografts and allografts, and the implantation of metal devices or ceramic-based implants to assist bone regeneration. These standard techniques face significant disadvantages. As a result, research has focused on the development of alternative therapeutic concepts aiming to design and engineer unparalleled structural and functional bone grafts. Substantial academic and commercial interest has been sparked in bone engineering methods to stimulate, control and eventually replicate key events of bone regeneration ex vivo. Over the years, this interest has further increased and bone tissue engineering has now become a well-recognized research discipline in the area of regenerative medicine. The following chapter gives an overview of bone tissue engineering principles. It focuses on research related to the combination of scaffolds with multipotent precursor cells, such as bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells or human umbilical cord perivascular cells, and the clinical applications of these tissue engineered bone constructs.

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ID Code: 55595
Item Type: Book Chapter
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ISBN: 9789812833297
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 12 Dec 2012 22:38
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2015 14:14

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