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Methods of Tissue Engineering by A. Atala & R. Lanza

 Methods of Tissue Engineering 

   

AUTHORS: 

  • Anthony Atala
  • Robert Lanza

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Hardcover: 1285 pages
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 1st edition (October 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0124366368
  • Shipping Weight: 7.25 pounds


EDITORIAL REVIEWS

Book Description

This book will be a resource for the experienced tissue engineer, a starting point for the student, and a guidebook for the next generation of tissue engineers. Contained in one volume is a comprehensive reference that combines the tools, experimental protocols, detailed descriptions, and "know-how" for the successful engineering of tissues and organs. The practical information contained in the numerous protocols covers every area of tissue engineering and will prove essential to scientists working in this field. Contributions by leaders in the latest areas of research will also be of interest to biotechnological and pharmaceutical researchers.

Key Features
* Provides comprehensive protocols covering every area of tissue engineering, including polymer synthesis, cell culture, encapsulation, bioreactors, therapeutics, and the creation of tissues and organs;
* Includes contributions by leaders in the latest areas of research, such as stem cells and fetal tissue engineering 

From the Back Cover

Tissue engineering is a dynamic and rapidly growing field emerging from the cross-disciplinary efforts of engineers, physical and life scientists, and physicians to create new tissues and organs from cells and synthetic molds. Recent developments have led to a great expansion of clinical applications using tissue engineering technologies.

This book serves as a starting point for the student, a resource for the experienced tissue engineer, and a guidebook for the next generation of tissue engineers. Contained in one volume is a comprehensive reference that combines the tools, experimental protocols, detailed descriptions, and "know-how" for the successful engineering of tissues and organs.

KEY FEATURES
* Contains practical, hands-on information for tissue engineers and students
* Provides comprehensive protocols covering numerous topics, including polymer synthesis, cell culture, encapsulation, bioreactors, therapeutics, and the creation of tissues and organs
* Includes contributions by leaders in the latest areas of research, such as stem cells and fetal tissue engineering

ABOUT THE EDITORS:
Anthony Atala, M.D., is an associate professor of surgery and the Director of Tissue Engineering and Cellular Therapeutics at Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. He is a surgeon, researcher, and expert on tissue engineering and stem cell biology. He received his M.D. from the University of Louisville in 1985 and completed his research and clinical fellowships in pediatric urologic surgery at Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Atala has received numerous awards and honors, including the Christopher Columbus Foundation Award for Innovative Scientific and Clinical Discovery.

Robert P. Lanza, M.D., is Medical Director and Vice President of Medical and Scientific Development at Advanced Cell Technology. Dr. Lanza is a former Fulbright Scholar and has been nominated for a MacArthur Foundation "genius" award. He received his B.A. and M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was both a University Scholar and a Benjamin Franklin Scholar. As a student, he studied in the laboratory of Richard Hynes (MIT), Gerald Edelman (Rockefeller University), and Jonas Salk (The Salk Institute). He also worked closely with the late Harvard psychologist B.F. Skinner and heart transplant pioneer Christiaan Barnard. 
 

About the Author(s)

Dr. Atala is an associate professor of surgery and the Director of the Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Cellular Therapeutics at Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. He is a surgeon, researcher, and expert on tissue engineering and stem cell biology. Dr. Atala has received numerous awards and honors, including the U.S. Congress-funded Christopher Columbus Foundation Award, bestowed on a living American who is currently working on a discovery that will significantly affect society. Robert Lanza, M.D. is currently vice president of medical & scientific development at Advanced Cell Technology, and Adjunct Professor of Surgical Sciences at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He has several hundred scientific publications and patents, and 16 books, including Principles of Tissue Engineering (1st and 2nd Editions), Methods of Tissue Engineering, Principles of Cloning, XENO, Yearbook of Cell & Tissue Transplantation, One World: The Health & Survival of the Human Species in the 21st Century (as editor, with forewords by C. Everett Koop and former President Jimmy Carter), and Medical Science & the Advancement of World Health. Dr. Lanza received his B.A. and M.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was both a University Scholar and Benjamin Franklin Scholar. He is a former Fulbright Scholar, and studied as a student in the laboratory of Richard Hynes (MIT), Jonas Salk (The Salk Institute), and Nobel laureates Gerald Edelman (Rockefeller University) and Rodney Porter (Oxford University). He also worked closely (and coauthored a series of papers) with the late Harvard psychologist B.F. Skinner and heart transplant pioneer Christiaan Barnard. Dr. Lanza's current area of research focuses on the use of stem cells in regenerative medicine.  


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