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Biomaterials Science

An Introduction to Materials in Medicine

The revised edition of this renowned and bestselling title is the most comprehensive single text on all aspects of biomaterials science. It provides a balanced, insightful approach to both the learning of the science and technology of biomaterials and acts as the key reference for practitioners who are involved in the applications of materials in medicine.

Undergraduate and graduate students and practitioners in biomedical engineering, life and biological sciences, materials, mechanical and engineering sciences, and medicine.

Hardbound, 1573 Pages

Published: October 2012

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-374626-9


  • Preface

    How to Use This Text


    Part 1 Materials Science and Engineering

    Section 1.1 Properties of Materials

    Section 1.2 Classes of Materials Used in Medicine

    Part 2 Biology and Medicine

    Section 2.1 Some Background Concepts

    Section 2.2 Host Reactions to Biomaterials and Their Evaluation

    Section 2.3 Biological Testing of Biomaterials

    Section 2.4 Degradation of Materials in the Biological Environment

    Section 2.5 Applications of Biomaterials

    Section 2.6 Applications of Biomaterials in Functional Tissue Engineering

    Part 3 Practical Aspects of Biomaterials

    Section 3.1 Implants, Devices, and Biomaterials: Special Considerations

    Section 3.2 Voluntary Standards, Regulatory Compliance and Non-Technical Issues




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