Tissue Engineering for Art, Design, and Other Cultural Artifacts

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Tissue engineering has been developed for non-medical purposes since the mid-1990s. It may have initially been conceived as a biomedical field of research in which applications were developed with the aim of growing/constructing/regenerating new organs to improve human health. However, the idea of using tissue-engineering techniques as a medium for artistic expression and design emerged as early as 1996, and since then they have evolved into a growing discipline for artists, designers, architects research centres and studios, and start-up companies. The use of tissue engineering for artistic expressions and designed consumer products that exist outside of the biomedical realm raise a number of cultural, philosophical, and ethical issues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
EditorsJoseph P. Vacanti
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherCold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781621822608
ISBN (Print)9781621821281
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameCold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine


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