This chapter discusses various techniques such as micro- and nanotechnologies, used in the fabrication of gradient biomaterials or scaffolds suitable for engineering tissue interfaces and how the gradient features of the biomaterials influence cellular behaviors such as adhesion, migration, differentiation, and heterotypic interactions during tissue organization. In addition, an overview of various gradient biomaterials and their physical, chemical, and biological classifications is provided. Finally, potential challenges and future directions of the emerging field of interface tissue engineering (ITE) are discussed.
|Title of host publication||Micro and Nanotechnologies in Engineering Stem Cells and Tissues|
|Publisher||John Wiley and Sons|
|Number of pages||28|
|Publication status||Published - 2013 May 23|
- Gradient biomaterials
- Interface tissue engineering (ITE)
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