Biomaterials in Translational Medicine

Biomaterials in Translational Medicine

1st Edition - November 30, 2018

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  • Editors: Lei Yang, Sarit Bhaduri, Thomas Webster
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128134771
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128134788

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Biomaterials in Translational Medicine delivers timely and detailed information on the latest advances in biomaterials and their role and impact in translational medicine. Key topics addressed include the properties and functions of these materials and how they might be applied for clinical diagnosis and treatment. Particular emphasis is placed on basic fundamentals, biomaterial formulations, design principles, fabrication techniques and transitioning bench-to-bed clinical applications. The book is an essential reference resource for researchers, clinicians, materials scientists, engineers and anyone involved in the future development of innovative biomaterials that drive advancement in translational medicine.

Key Features

  • Systematically introduces the fundamental principles, rationales and methodologies of creating or improving biomaterials in the context of translational medicine
  • Includes the translational or commercialization status of these new biomaterials
  • Provides the reader with enough background knowledge for a fundamental grip of the difficulties and technicalities of using biomaterial translational medicine
  • Directs the reader on how to find other up-to-date sources (i.e. peer reviewed journals) in the field of translational medicine and biomaterials


Materials scientists and biomedical engineers; clinical researchers, surgeons, and other medical professionals; postgraduate students of biomedical engineering, biomaterials science and translational medicine

Table of Contents

  • 1 Translational medicine and biomaterials: Basics and relationship

    2 Regulatory aspects of medical devices and biomaterials

    3 The translatory aspects of calcium phosphates for orthopedic applications

    4 Cardiovascular engineering materials in translational medicine

    5 Delivery systems for biomedical applications: Basic introduction, research frontiers and clinical translations

    6 Biomaterials and scaffolds for the treatment of spinal cord injury

    7 MoS2-based biomaterials for cancer therapy

    8 Surface modification of medical devices at nanoscale—recent development and translational perspectives

    9 Nanotechnology and picotechnology: A new arena for translational medicine

    10 Advanced biomaterials for biosensor and theranostics

    11 Biomedical applications and biomaterial delivery strategies of growth factors

    12 3D printing in the research and development of medical devices

    13 Adipose tissue regeneration: Scaffold—Biomaterial strategies and translational perspectives

Product details

  • No. of pages: 358
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: November 30, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128134771
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128134788

About the Editors

Lei Yang

Professor, Orthopaedic Institute and the Department of Orthopaedics, the First Affiliated Hospital, Soochow University, China

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Orthopaedic Institute and the Department of Orthopaedics, the First Affiliated Hospital, Soochow University, China

Sarit Bhaduri

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor & Director, Multi-functional Materials Laboratory, Departments of MIME and Surgery

Thomas Webster

Thomas J. Webster is a Professor at the School of Health Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, Hebei University of Technology, Tianjin, China. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Center for Biomaterials, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Federal University of Piaui, Brazil. His degrees are in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (B.S., 1995) and in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (M.S., 1997; Ph.D., 2000). He has served as a professor at Purdue University (2000-2005), Brown University (2005-2012), and Northeastern University (2012-2021). He was the founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Nanomedicine (pioneering the open-access format). Prof. Webster has received numerous honors including: 2012, Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering; 2013, Fellow, Biomedical Engineering Society; 2016, International College of Fellows, Biomaterials Science and Engineering; 2016, Acta Biomaterialia Silver Award; 2019, Overseas Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine (UK); and 2022, Clarivate Most Distinguished Researcher (Top 0.1% in citations). He also served as the President of the U.S. Society For Biomaterials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, School of Health Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, Hebei University of Technology, Tianjin, China

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