Characterization of Biomaterials
- M Jaffe, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
- W. Hammond, Major and Chief MLSO, Royal Army Medical College, Millbank, London, UK
- P Tolias, University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey
- T Arinzeh, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Beginning with an introduction to microscopy techniques for analyzing the phase nature and morphology of biomaterials, Characterization of biomaterials goes on to discuss scattering techniques for structural analysis, quantitative assays for measuring cell adhesion, motility and differentiation, and the evaluation of cell infiltration and tissue formation using bioreactors. Further topics considered include studying molecular-scale protein-surface interactions in biomaterials, analysis of the cellular genome and abnormalities, and the use of microarrays to measure cellular changes induced by biomaterials. Finally, the book concludes by outlining standards and methods for assessing the safety and biocompatibility of biomaterials.
With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Characterization of biomaterials is an authoritative reference tool for all those involved in the development, production and application of biomaterials.
Industrial and academic researchers in the biomedical sector
- Published: December 2012
- Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-84569-810-2
"...a collection of topics fundamental for the characterization of biomaterials, contributed by the experts in the respective fields...very well-written and useful overview, suitable for specialists as well as researchers new to the field."--