In November 2000, a symposium organized as a cooperative endeavor between
the American Society for Testing and Materials International and the American
Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons was convened in Orlando, Florida, as part of
an ongoing effort to create broad-based standards for tissue-engineered
products. This book is an outgrowth of the proceedings of that workshop and is
edited by Dr. Cato Laurencin, the workshop's organizer. Contributors to the
book were presenters at the meeting and are definitely among the leading
experts in their fields.