The Biomaterials: Silver Jubilee Compendium

Edited by

  • David Williams, University of Liverpool, Department of Clinical Engineering, U.K.

The journal Biomaterials was launched in 1980. The subject of biomaterials science was then in its infancy, being largely confined to the study of the characteristics of materials used for medical devices. In reality, few of those materials had ever been developed for this specific use and instead, were taken from other industrial applications, for example in aerospace, nuclear engineering or chemical processing, and experimented with in surgical or medical procedures. The science was largely observational, as the performance of these materials in their new surroundings was evaluated by combinations of physical, chemical, engineering, biological, pathological and clinical techniques.Over the ensuing decade, the subject evolved, as more became known about their performance and especially about the mechanisms of the interactions between the materials and the tissues that underpin the performance. This branch of biomaterials science has become associated with the term biocompatibility, a field that has been the driving force for the subject. With greater knowledge about these interactions, old serendipitous biomaterials were discarded, and new, intentionally designed, or at least modified, materials, introduced. Moreover, these materials started to find applications in related areas, and medical devices were no longer the sole home for biomaterials, as applications in pharmaceutical technology through drug and gene delivery, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering, and biotechnology have emerged and developed.Twenty-five years on, we can truly say that biomaterials science has matured at an incredible rate and now represents a formidable sector that bridges the materials sciences, advanced medical therapies, and molecular and cell sciences. This development could not have been achieved without high quality scientific journals, including those that represent the main parent disciplines and the interdisciplinary field of biomaterials science itself. Although by no means alone, the journal Biomaterials has taken centre stage here and, at the time of its silver jubilee in 2004 is widely considered to be the premier journal in this field. This Compendium is published as a landmark in biomaterials science and it is to be hoped that it will serve as a stimulus to young biomaterials scientists of the early twenty-first century for their pioneering work of the future.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2006
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-045154-1

Table of Contents

Preface (D.F. Williams)Controlled release of biologically active compounds from bioerodible polymers (J. Heller)The response to the intramuscular implantation of pure metals (A. McNamara and D.F. Williams)Osseointegrated titanium fixtures in the treatment of edentulousness (P.I. Branemark, R. Adell, T. Albrektsson, U. Lekholm, S. Lundkvist and B. Rockler)Biomaterial biocompatibility and the macrophage (J.M. Anderson and K.M. Miller)Systematic effects of biomaterials (J. Black)The in vitro response of osteoblasts to bioactive glass (T. Matsuda and J.E. Davies)Activtion of the complement system at the interface between blood and artificial surfaces (M.D. Kazatchkine and M.P. Carreno)Dynamic and equilibrium swelling behaviour of pH-sensitive hydrogels containing 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (L. Brannon-Peppas and N.A. Peppas)Macroencapsulation of dopamine-secreting cells by coextrusion with an organic polymer solution (P. Aebischer, L. Wahlberg, P.A. Tresco and S.R. Winn)Interaction between phospholipids and biocompatible polymers containing a phosphorylcholine moiety )M. Kojima, K. Ishihara, A. Watanabe and N. Nakabayashi)Quantitative assessment of the tissue response to implanted biomaterials (D.G. Vince, J.A. Hunt and D.F. Williams)Immune response in biocompatibility (A. Remes and D.F. Williams)Laminated three-dimensional biodegradable foams for use in tissue engineering (A.G. Mikos, G. Sarakinos, S.M. Leite, J.P. Vacanti and R. Langer)Late degradation tissue response to poly(L-lactide) bone plates and screws (J.E. Bergsma, W.C. de Bruijn, F.R. Rozema, R.R. Bos and G. Boering)Mechanism of cell detachment from temperature-modulated, hydrophilic-hydrophobic polymer surfaces (T. Okano, N. Yamada, M. Okuhara, H. Sakai and Y. Sakurai)Mechanisms of polymer degradation and erosion (A. Gopferich)Stabilized polyglycolic acid fibre-based tubes for tissue engineering (D.J. Mooney, C.L. Mazzoni, C. Breuer, K. McNamara, D. Hern, J.P. Vacanti, et al)Poly(alpha-hydroxy acids): carriers for bone morphogenetic proteins (J.O. Hollinger and K. Leong)Response of MG63 osteoblast-like cells to titanium and titaniun alloy is dependent on surface roughness and composition (J. Lincks, B.D. Boyan, C.R. Blanchard, C.H. Lohmann, Y. Liu, D.L. Cochran, et al)Patterning proteins and cells using soft lithography (R.S. Kane, S. Takayama, E. Ostuni, D.E. Ingber and G.M. Whitesides)Scaffolds in tissue engineering bone and cartilage (D.W. Hutmacher)Topographical contol of human neutrophil motility on micropatterned materials with various surface chemistry (J. Tan and W.M. Saltzman)Photopolymerized hyaluronic acid-based hydrogels and interpenetrating networks (Y.D. Park, N. Tirelli and J.A. Hubbell)Cell sheert engineering for myocardial tissue reconstruction (T. Shimizu, M. Yamato, A. Kikuchi and T. Okano)Biomaterial-associated thrombosis: roles of coagulation factors, complement, platelets and leukocytes (M.B. Gorbet and M.V. Sefton)Author Index