Biocompatibility and Performance of Medical Devices

Biocompatibility and Performance of Medical Devices

2nd Edition - November 20, 2019

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  • Editor: Jean-Pierre Boutrand
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081026441
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081026434

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Biocompatibility and Performance of Medical Devices, Second Edition, provides an understanding of the biocompatibility and performance tests for ensuring that biomaterials and medical devices are safe and will perform as expected in the biological environment. Sections cover key concepts and challenges faced in relation to biocompatibility in medical devices, discuss the evaluation and characterization of biocompatibility in medical devices, describe preclinical performance studies for bone, dental and soft tissue implants, and provide information on the regulation of medical devices in the European Union, Japan and China. The book concludes with a review of histopathology principles for biocompatibility and performance studies.

Key Features

  • Presents diverse insights from experts in government, industry and academia
  • Delivers a comprehensive overview of testing and interpreting medical device performance
  • Expanded to include new information, including sections on managing extractables, accelerating and simplifying medical device development through screening and alternative biocompatibility methods, and quality strategies which fasten device access to market


Scientists and researchers in medical device technology or government agencies:

Biocompatibility scientists, regulatory affairs professionals, product development engineers, preclinical scientists, applied researchers

Table of Contents

  • Part One Introduction to biocompatibility in medical devices 000

    1 Strategies to accelerate medical market access and manage risks of biocompatibility
    R. Eloy and S.J. Goldenberg

    2 Making use of a biological safety evaluation plan
    D. Parente

    3 Biomechanical and biochemical compatibility in innovative biomaterials
    J. Huang, X. Li, and Z.X. Guo

    Part Two Evaluation and characterization of biocompatibility in medical devices

    4 A practical approach to analytical chemistry of medical devices
    D.E. Albert

    5 Tolerable intake values for leachables: Practical use of ISO 10993-17 standard
    R.P. Brown

    6 In vivo and in vitro testing for the biological safety evaluation of biomaterials and medical devices
    W.H. De Jong, J.W. Carraway, and R.E. Geertsma

    7 Practical approach to blood compatibility assessments: General considerations and standards
    M.F. Wolf and J.M. Anderson

    8 Quality strategies that fasten devices access to global markets
    J.A. Torfin and S. Gompertz

    9 Accelerating medical device biocompatibility evaluation: An industry perspective
    K.P. Coleman, W.V. Christian, and W. Zhang

    10 Overcoming negative test results during manufacture
    D. Parente

    11 Methods for the characterization and evaluation of drug-device combination products
    A.L. Lewis

    Part Three Testing and interpreting the performance of medical devices

    12 Efficient evaluations of bone implants performances
    J.-P. Boutrand

    13 Methods and interpretation of performance studies for dental implants
    M. Dard

    14 Optimizing the design of preclinical safety and performance studies—Examples in soft tissues and cardio-vascular implants
    E. Drevon-Gaillot, T. Blair, and G. Clermont

    15 Mechanical testing for soft and hard tissue implants
    C. Kaddick

    Part Four International regulation of medical devices

    16 Biological evaluation and regulation of medical devices in the European Union
    T. Keene

    17 Biological evaluation and regulation of medical devices in Japan
    K. Kojima and K. Sakaguchi

    18 Medical device regulations in China
    C. Shan and M. Liu

    Part Five Histopathology principles for biocompatibility and performance studies

    19 Current considerations in medical device pathology
    A. Alves, L. Wancket, A. Metz

Product details

  • No. of pages: 586
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2019
  • Published: November 20, 2019
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081026441
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081026434

About the Editor

Jean-Pierre Boutrand

Jean-Pierre Boutrand is General Manager and Scientific Director for the European division of NAMSA (the world leading medical device evaluation company). Dr Boutrand has been involved in more than 100 public presentations and publications on topics related to medical device evaluation and is registered as an expert on the biological safety of medical devices for ANSM (the French agency for the safety of health products).

Affiliations and Expertise

Biomatech, France

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