Hydrogels and Polymer-based Scaffolds discusses the use of a wide variety of hydrogels as bioactive scaffolds in regenerative medicine, with innovative materials and their properties for improved bio-engineering applications representing the focus of the study. Various types of currently investigated scaffolding materials and hydrogels, as well as their properties and impact in bio-medical sciences, are discussed in detail. The future role of such newly developed scaffolding materials in therapy is highlighted. The main techniques for scaffold fabrication, as well as their characterization procedures can be found in this book, guiding the reader to select the best materials for a specific application.
- A valuable resource of recent scientific progress, highlighting the most well-known applications of hydrogels as bioactive scaffolds in regenerative medicine
- Novel opportunities and ideas for developing or improving technologies in biomaterials by companies, biomedical industries, and others
- Features at least 50% of references from the last 2-3 years