Stem Cells.- "Stem Cells into Liver" - Basic Research and Potential Clinical Applications.- Mesenchymal Stem Cells Increase Self-Renewal of Small Intestinal Epithelium and Accelerate Structural Recovery after Radiation Injury.- Optimizing Viral and Non-Viral Gene Transfer Methods for Genetic Modification of Porcine Mesenchymal Stem Cells.- Transplantation of Bone Marrow Stromal Cells for Treatment of Central Nervous System Diseases.- Soluble and Insoluble Signals.- Chondrocyte Signaling and Artificial Matrices for Articular Cartilage Engineering.- Osteoinduction with Colloss®, Colloss® E, and GFm.- Biglycan Is a Positive Modulator of BMP-2 Induced Osteoblast Differentiation.- Use of Neopterin as a Bone Marrow Hematopoietic and Stromal Cell Growth Factor in Tissue-Engineered Devices.- Scaffolds and Matrix Design.- Injectable Synthetic Extracellular Matrices for Tissue Engineering and Repair.- Temporal Changes in PEG Hydrogel Structure Influence Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Proliferation and Matrix Mineralization.- Novel Biophysical Techniques for Investigating Long-Term Cell Adhesion Dynamics on Biomaterial Surfaces.- Evaluation of Various Types of Scaffold for Tissue Engineered Intervertebral Disc.- Physicochemical Characterization of Photopolymerizable Plga Blends.- Porous Tantalum Trabecular Metal Scaffolds in Combination with a Novel Marrow Processing Technique to Replace Autograft.- Preparation of Sponge Using Porcine Small Intesinal Submucosa and Their Applications as a Scaffold and a Wound Dressing.- Bioreactor and Assessment Technologies.- Modulation of Cell Differentiation in Bone Tissue Engineering Constructs Cultured in a Bioreactor.- Bioreactors for Tissues of the Musculoskeletal System.- Non-Invasive Monitoring of Tissue-Engineered Pancreatic Constructs by NMR Techniques.- Animal Models and Clinical Strategies.- From Molecules to Matrix: Construction and Evaluation of Molecularly Defined Bioscaffolds.- Age-Related Differences in Articular Cartilage Wound Healing: A Potential Role for Transforming Growth Factor ?1 in Adult Cartilage Repair.- Intrinsic Versus Extrinsic Vascularization in Tissue Engineering.- Predictive Value of In Vitro and In Vivo Assays in Bone and Cartilage Repair - What do They Really Tell Us about the Clinical Performance?.- Science, Regulation, and The Public.- Engineered Tissues: The Regulatory Path from Concept to Market.- Tissue Engineering Strategies.- Fibrin in Tissue Engineering.- Ectopic Bone Induction by Equine Bone Protein Extract.- Adipose Tissue Induction In Vivo.- Ocular Tissue Engineering.- Molecular Mechanism of Osteochondroprogenitor Fate Determination During Bone Formation.
Introduction.- Stem Cells.- Cytokines and Growth Factors. Scaffolds and Matrix Design.- Bioreactor and Processing Technologies.- Animal Models and Clinical Strategies.- Tissue Repair.- Tissue Regeneration.- Science, Regulation and the Public.
This special issue of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology presents much of the research described at the recent 2nd International Tissue Engineering Conference held in Crete in May 2005. The conference brought together over 150 researchers from around the world to examine the emerging and most advanced aspects of their particular field. The chapters reflect a diverse group of authors, including both clinicians and academicians.
Brings together individuals with common interests to examine the emerging and most advanced aspects of their particular field
International mix of participants that represent academia, industry, foundation and governmental laboratories
Result of international conferences that has become a gathering of 80-100 top investigators from all over the world