Science Policy Reports

Stem Cell Engineering

A WTEC Global Assessment

Editors: Nerem, R.M., Loring, J., McDevitt, T.C., Palecek, S., Schaffer, D.V., Zandstra, P.W. (Eds.)

  • Provides an overview of the worldwide status and trends in stem cell engineering
  • Describes how the US need to form strategic partnerships with other countries so as to leverage the existing and emerging strength outside of the US
  • Confirms the need for an increasing involvement of engineers in the field of stem cells and related technologies
  • Describes how computational models will be increasingly important to understand complex biological systems
  • Provides guidance to policy makers and funding agencies on future research directions and required investments
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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).

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Nerem, Robert M.

    Pages 1-19

  • Physical and Engineering Principles in Stem Cell Research

    Schaffer, David V.

    Pages 21-43

  • High-Throughput Screening, Microfluidics, Biosensors, and Real-Time Phenotyping

    Palecek, Sean P.

    Pages 45-63

  • Computational Modeling and Stem Cell Engineering

    Zandstra, Peter W. (et al.)

    Pages 65-97

  • Stem Cell Bioprocessing and Biomanufacturing

    McDevitt, Todd C.

    Pages 99-117

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stem Cell Engineering
Book Subtitle
A WTEC Global Assessment
Editors
  • Robert M. Nerem
  • Jeanne Loring
  • Todd C. McDevitt
  • Sean Palecek
  • David V. Schaffer
  • Peter W. Zandstra
Series Title
Science Policy Reports
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05074-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05074-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05073-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34979-4
Series ISSN
2213-1965
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 308
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 56 illustrations in colour
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