Host Response to Biomaterials
The Impact of Host Response on Biomaterial Selection
- Stephen Badylak, DVM, PhD, MD, Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Host Response to Biomaterials: The Impact of Host Response on Biomaterial Selection explains the various categories of biomaterials and their significance for clinical applications, focusing on the host response to each biomaterial. It is one of the first books to connect immunology and biomaterials with regard to host response.
The text also explores the role of the immune system in host response, and covers the regulatory environment for biomaterials, along with the benefits of synthetic versus natural biomaterials, and the transition from simple to complex biomaterial solutions.
Fields covered include, but are not limited to, orthopaedic surgery, dentistry, general surgery, neurosurgery, urology, and regenerative medicine.
Biomedical engineers, Biomaterials scientists, Medical device developers, undergraduate and graduate level students in biomedical engineering, bioengineering, and materials science programs