Degradation Rate of Bioresorbable Materials - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781845693299, 9781845695033

Degradation Rate of Bioresorbable Materials

1st Edition

Prediction and Evaluation

Editors: F J Buchanan
Hardcover ISBN: 9781845693299
eBook ISBN: 9781845695033
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 26th September 2008
Page Count: 424
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction: An overview of bioresorbable materials; The biological environment for bioresorbable materials. Part 2 Degradation mechanisms: Synthetic bioresorbable polymers; Natural bioresorbable polymers; Bioresorbable ceramics. Part 3 Bioresorption test methods: In-vitro physicochemical test methods to evaluate bioresorbability; In-vitro biological test methods to evaluate bioresorbability; In-vivo test methods to evaluate bioresorbability; Modelling of the degradation processes for bioresorbable polymers. Part 4 Factors influencing bioresorption: Influence of processing, sterilisation and storage on bioresorbability; Influence of porous structure on bioresorbability: Tissue engineering scaffolds. Part 5 Clinical application: Influence of clinical application on bioresorbability: Host response; Scaffold and implant design: Considerations relating to characterization of biodegradibility and bioresorbability; Drug release from bioresorbable materials.


Description

Part 1 Introduction: An overview of bioresorbable materials; The biological environment for bioresorbable materials. Part 2 Degradation mechanisms: Synthetic bioresorbable polymers; Natural bioresorbable polymers; Bioresorbable ceramics. Part 3 Bioresorption test methods: In-vitro physicochemical test methods to evaluate bioresorbability; In-vitro biological test methods to evaluate bioresorbability; In-vivo test methods to evaluate bioresorbability; Modelling of the degradation processes for bioresorbable polymers. Part 4 Factors influencing bioresorption: Influence of processing, sterilisation and storage on bioresorbability; Influence of porous structure on bioresorbability: Tissue engineering scaffolds. Part 5 Clinical application: Influence of clinical application on bioresorbability: Host response; Scaffold and implant design: Considerations relating to characterization of biodegradibility and bioresorbability; Drug release from bioresorbable materials.

Key Features

  • Comprehensively reviews the most pertinent techniques in safely predicting and evaluating the degradation rate of bioresorbable materials
  • Addresses degradation mechanisms of commonly used materials
  • Discusses factors influencing bioresorbability such as sterilisation and host response

Readership

Biomaterials scientists; Engineers; Students and academics in this field


Details

No. of pages:
424
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9781845695033
Hardcover ISBN:
9781845693299

About the Editors

F J Buchanan Editor

Dr Fraser Buchanan is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queens University Belfast. He is highly regarded for his expertise in developing and testing synthetic biomaterials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Queen's University Belfast, UK