Stem Cell Engineering [electronic resource] : Principles and Applications / edited by Gerhard M. Artmann, Stephen Minger, Jürgen Hescheler.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2011Description: XLI, 547p. 153 illus. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783642118654Subject(s): Engineering | Biotechnology | Cytology | Biomedical engineering | Engineering | Biomedical Engineering | Cell Biology | BiotechnologyAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 610.28 LOC classification: R856-857Online resources: Click here to access online
Introduction to stem cells -- General ethical issues of stem cell research -- Technological challenges -- Stem cell growth and differentiation -- Stem cell therapeutic applications -- Bioreactors and bioprocesses for cell expansion and differentiation -- High throughput and microfluidic screening platforms -- Stem cell identification and sorting -- Intercellular signaling and engineered niches -- Novel approaches for embryonic and adult stem cell growth and differentiation -- Stem cells and drug discovery -- Screening platforms.
The potential of stem cells for healing and disease prevention in all fields of medicine is tremendous and has revolutionized the high-tech biomedical research. In this book, many of the most prominent researchers discuss the challenging topics of stem cell engineering, for example: Ethical issues of stem cell research; technological challenges, stem cell growth and differentiation, therapeutic applications, bioreactors and bioprocesses, high throughput and microfluidic screening platforms, stem cell identification and sorting, intercellular signaling and engineered niches, novel approaches for embryonic and adult stem cell growth and differentiation, stem cells and drug discovery, screening platforms. Stem Cell Engineering offers valuable background and reference for both the public and professionals including industrial staffers, faculty, researchers, engineers, students and scientific journalists.