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Biomaterials Science - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080470368

Biomaterials Science

2nd Edition

An Introduction to Materials in Medicine

Authors: Buddy Ratner Allan Hoffman Frederick Schoen Jack Lemons
eBook ISBN: 9780080470368
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 29th July 2004
Page Count: 864
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The second edition of this bestselling title provides the most up-to-date comprehensive review of all aspects of biomaterials science by providing a balanced, insightful approach to learning biomaterials. This reference integrates a historical perspective of materials engineering principles with biological interactions of biomaterials. Also provided within are regulatory and ethical issues in addition to future directions of the field, and a state-of-the-art update of medical and biotechnological applications.

All aspects of biomaterials science are thoroughly addressed, from tissue engineering to cochlear prostheses and drug delivery systems. Over 80 contributors from academia, government and industry detail the principles of cell biology, immunology, and pathology. Focus within pertains to the clinical uses of biomaterials as components in implants, devices, and artificial organs. This reference also touches upon their uses in biotechnology as well as the characterization of the physical, chemical, biochemical and surface properties of these materials.

Key Features

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of principles and applications of all classes of biomaterials
  • Integrates concepts of biomaterials science and biological interactions with clinical science and societal issues including law, regulation, and ethics
  • Discusses successes and failures of biomaterials applications in clinical medicine and the future directions of the field
  • Cover the broad spectrum of biomaterial compositions including polymers, metals, ceramics, glasses, carbons, natural materials, and composites
  • Endorsed by the Society for Biomaterials


Biomaterials Engineers, Materials Scientists and Engineers, Clinical Enginners

Table of Contents

PART I: Materials Science & Engineering
Properties of Materials
Bulk Properties of Materials
Finite Element Analysis
Surface Properties of Materials
Role of Water in Biomaterials
Classes of Materials Used in Medicine
A Brief History of Silicone Biomaterials
Bioresorbable and Biodegradable Materials
Ceramics, Classes and Class-Ceramics
Natural Materials
Thin Films, Grafts, Coatings
Medical Fibers and Biotextiles
Biological Functional Materials
Smart Materials
Pyrolytic Carbon for Long-Term Medical Implants
Textured and Porous Materials
Non-fouling Surfaces
PART II: Biology, Biochemistry and Medicine
Background Concepts
The Role of Absorbed Proteins in Tissue Response to Biomaterials
Calls and Cell Injury
Tissues: The Extracellular Matrix and Call-Biomaterials Interactions
Mechanical Forces on Cells
Host Reactions to Biomaterials and Their Evaluation
Testing Biomaterials

Inflammation, Wound Healing and the Foreign Body Response
The Complement Systems
Systemic Toxicity and Hypersensitivity
Blood Coagulation and Blood-Materials Interactions
Tumorigenesis and Biomaterials
Testing Biomaterials
In Vitro Assessment of Tissue Compatibility
In Vivo Assessment of Tissue Compatibility
Testing of Blood-Materials Interactions
Large Animal Models in Cardiac and Vascular Biomaterials Research and Testing
Microscopy for Biomaterials Science
Degradation of Materials in the Biological Environment
Degradation of Materials in the Biological Environment
Degradative Effects of the Biological Environment on Metals and Ceramics
Pathologic Calcification of Biomaterials
Applications of Materials in Medicine, Dentistry and Biology
Cardiovascular Medical Devices
Nonthrombogenic Treatments and Strategies
Dental Implantation
Adhesive and Sealants
Ophthalmologic Applications
Intraocular Lens Implants: A Scientific Perspective
Clinical Aspects of Orthopedic Biomaterial Performance
Drug Delivery Systems
Burn Dressings and Skin Substitutes
Biomedical Sensors and Biosensors
Diagnostics and Biomaterials
Artificial Organs and Tissues
Implantable Cardiac Assist Devices
Extracorporeal Artificial Organs
Cochlear Implants
Artificial Red Blood Cell Substitutes
Tissue Engineering
Overview of Tissue Engineering
Synthetic Bioresorbable Polymer Scaffolds
PART III: Practical Aspects of Biomaterials
Implants & Devices - Special Concerns
Sterilization of Implants and Devices
Implants and Device Failure
Correlations of Materials Surface Properties with Biological Responses
Implant Retrieval and Evaluation
New Products and Standards
Voluntary Consensus Standards
Development and Regulation of Medical Products Using Biomaterials
Ethical Issues in the Development of New Biomaterials
Legal Aspects of Biomaterials
Perspectives and Possibilities in Biomaterials Science


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About the Authors

Buddy Ratner

Buddy D. Ratner, Michael L. and Myrna Darland Endowed Chair in Bioengineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington, received his Ph.D. (1972) in polymer chemistry from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. From 1985-1996 he directed the NIH-funded National ESCA and Surface Analysis Center for Biomedical Problems (NESAC/BIO), and in 1996 he assumed the directorship of University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials (UWEB), an NSF Engineering Research Center. He is the editor of the Journal of Undergraduate Research in Bioengineering, a past president of the Society for Biomaterials and author of 400 scholarly works. Ratner is a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), the American Vacuum Society and a Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE). He served as president of AIMBE, 2002-2003. He is vice president of the Tissue Engineering Society International (TESI) 2003-2005. In 2002 Ratner was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering, USA, and in 2004 he won the Founder’s Award for the Society For Biomaterials. His research interests include biomaterials, tissue engineering, polymers, biocompatibility, surface analysis of organic materials, self-assembly, nanobiotechnology and RF-plasma thin film deposition. Summary of Buddy Ratner’s awards and honors: 1989 Clemson Award for Contributions to the Biomaterials Literature 1990 Burlington Resources Foundation Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding Research 1991 Perkin-Elmer Physical Electronics Award for Excellence in Surface Science 1991–1992 President, Society For Biomaterials 1993 Founding Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) 1993 Fellow, American Vacuum Society; Vice President, AIMBE 1993 Fellow, Society For Biomaterials; Van Ness Lecturer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1998 C.M.A. Stine Award in Materials Science (AIChE); American Vacuu

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, University of Washington

Allan Hoffman

Allan Hoffman

Professor Hoffman studied at M.I.T., where he received B.S., M.S., and Sc.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering between 1953 and 1957. He taught on the faculty of M.I.T. Chemical Engineering Department for a total of ten years. He also spent four years in industry. Since 1970 he has been Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. Professor Hoffman has over 330 publications, several books and chapters, 21 patents and several other patents pending. He is on the Editorial Boards of seven scientific journals. Summary of professional activities and awards include: •President, Society for Biomaterials, 1983-1984 •Clemson Award in Biomaterials, 1984 •Board of Governors, Controlled Release Society, 1991-1994 •Biomaterials Science Prize, Japanese Biomaterials Society, 1990 •Founders’ Award of the Society for Biomaterials, 2000 •Election to the National Academy of Engineering, 2005 In December, 1992, Hoffman's colleagues organized a symposium in Maui, Hawaii in honor of his 60th birthday. In December, 2002 his 70th birthday was celebrated at another special symposium, once again in Maui, Hawaii. Papers from the first symposium were published in the Journal of Biomaterials Science (Polymer Edition), along with a Festschrift book, and similar publications are in press at this time from the second symposium.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Bioengineering University of Washington

Frederick Schoen

Frederick J. Schoen is Professor of Pathology and Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School; Director of Cardiac Pathology and Executive Vice-Chairman in the Department of Pathology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston. Schoen received a B.S.E. (Materials and Metallurgical Engineering) from the University of Michigan (1966), a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Cornell University (1970) and an M.D. from the University of Miami School of Medicine (1974). Following a Surgery internship followed by residency in Anatomic Pathology and fellowship in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Pathology at the University of Florida, he joined BWH in 1980. Schoen has focused his research career on tissue-biomaterial interactions, structure-function-pathology correlations in the native heart valves, heart valve substitutes and other cardiovascular prostheses, calcification of bioprosthetic tissues, heart transplantation, and cardiovascular applications of tissue engineering. Schoen has leadership responsibilities in academic programs in the Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST); he currently chairs the HST Faculty Appointments Committee and the Graduate (Curriculum) Committee, and is an active teacher of courses in pathology, cardiovascular pathology, and biomaterials and tissue engineering. He chairs the BWH Education Committee. Schoen is author or co-author of approximately 375 manuscripts in journals and books. He authored Interventional and Surgical Cardiovascular Pathology: Clinical Correlations and Basic Principles (1989); and was Co-Editor of Biomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine (1st Edition 1996, 2nd Edition 2004), and Silver’s Cardiovascular Pathology, 3rd Edition (2001). He is Past-President of the Society For Biomaterials (SFB) and the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology, and was Founding Fellow of the American In

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pathology and Health Sciences and Technology Harvard Medical School

Jack Lemons

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Director of Biomaterials Laboratory Surgical Research University of Alabama


"The new, expanded edition of Biomaterials Science provides a comprehensive coverage of this growing, multidisciplinary field for students of all backgrounds...The challenge to editors of a textbook of this nature is to encompass the traditional components alongside the new concepts and, indeed, to ensure that these different parts merge into one coherent story. In general, this has been done extremely well...if it has been the editors' objective to provide such a breadth of opinion, they have to be congratulated most sincerely, for the structure and composition of the text, which has 78 individual contributions, several appendices, and over 800 pages, is excellent and comprehensive...This book will undoubtedly fill a huge gap in the provision of authoritative texts in medical engineering. It is commended to all teachers of biomaterials science in whatever branch and clinical application they are engaged in. Indeed, it is the only such text that currently covers this area comprehensively. - Materials Today, Feb. 2005, David F. Williams, head of Department of Clinical Engineering at the University of Liverpool, UK

Praise from the previous edition:

"...this outstanding text deserves nothing but praise...The editors have brought together 57 authors, all of whom are at the very least extremely knowledgeable in their field, and, at best, are the unquestioned leaders... There is no topic related to biomaterials that is not covered somewhere in this book... The quality of the writing, the arrangement of information and the figures are all outstanding."

"The most thorough textbook available, covering most aspects of biomaterials science … provides the most up-to-date and in-depth information on biomaterial developments."
--MRS Bulletin, January 2006

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