Stem Cell Engineering [electronic resource] : A WTEC Global Assessment / edited by Robert M. Nerem, Jeanne Loring, Todd C. McDevitt, Sean P. Palecek, David V. Schaffer, Peter W. Zandstra.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Science Policy Reports: Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2014Description: XXXIII, 308 p. 63 illus., 56 illus. in color. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783319050744Subject(s): Engineering | Biochemical engineering | Stem cells | Biomedical engineering | Engineering | Biomedical Engineering | Stem Cells | Biophysics and Biological Physics | Biochemical Engineering | Regenerative Medicine/Tissue Engineering | Medical and Radiation PhysicsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 610.28 LOC classification: R856-857Online resources: Click here to access online
Preface -- Executive Summary -- Introduction -- Physical and Engineering Principles in Stem Cell Research -- High-throughput Screening, Microfluidics, Biosensors and Real-time Phenotyping -- Computational Modeling and Stem Cell Engineering -- Stem Cell Bioprocessing and Biomanufacturing -- Appendix A. Delegation Biographies -- Appendix B. Site Visit Reports -- Appendix C. 'Virtual' Site Visit Reports -- Appendix D. Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms.
This book describes a global assessment of stem cell engineering research, achieved through site visits by a panel of experts to leading institutes, followed by dedicated workshops. The assessment made clear that engineers and the engineering approach with its quantitative, system-based thinking can contribute much to the progress of stem cell research and development. The increased need for complex computational models and new, innovative technologies, such as high-throughput screening techniques, organ-on-a-chip models and in vitro tumor models require an increasing involvement of engineers and physical scientists. Additionally, this book will show that although the US is still in a leadership position in stem cell engineering, Asian countries such as Japan, China and Korea, as well as European countries like the UK, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands are rapidly expanding their investments in the field. Strategic partnerships between countries could lead to major advances of the field and scalable expansion and differentiation of stem cells. This study was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).