TY - CHAP A1 - Andrea Peloso A2 - Antonio Citro A3 - Graziano Oldani A4 - Szandra Brambilla A5 - Lorenzo Piemonti A6 - Lorenzo Cobianchi ED1 - Francesco Baino Y1 - 2017-12-13 PY - 2017 T1 - Bioengineering the Pancreas: Cell-on-Scaffold Technology N2 - Biomaterials are often designed to act as scaffolds, i.e., 3D porous templates that support and stimulate the growth of healthy tissue and then safely dissolve once they have performed their functions. This book provides a picture of the current state of the art in the field of scaffolds for tissue engineering, highlighting the potential associated to the latest scientific and technological advancements. The former part of the book focuses on the repair of "hard" tissues (primarily bone) by means of bioceramic/glass scaffolds, and the latter deals with the applications of polymeric scaffolds for regenerating "soft" tissues and structures including the peripheral nerve, heart, gastric mucosa and pancreas. Special emphasis is given to the challenges associated to scaffold manufacturing, biomimetic properties and cell-scaffold interactions. BT - Materials, Technologies and Clinical Applications SP - Ch. 13 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.70990 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.70990 SN - 978-953-51-3642-2 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-12-02 ER -