Fundamental Biomaterials: Metals - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081022054

Fundamental Biomaterials: Metals

1st Edition

Editors: Sabu Thomas Preetha Balakrishnan M.S. Sreekala
Paperback ISBN: 9780081022054
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 25th July 2018
Page Count: 438
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Table of Contents

1. Metallic Biomaterials: state of the art and new challenges
2. Degradable metallic biomaterials: the concept, current developments and future directions
3. Theory modelling and stimulation of metallic biomaterials
4. Micro- and Nanopatterning of Biomaterial Surfaces
5. Bioactive metallic surfaces for bone tissue engineering
6. Wear Characteristics and Fatigue behavior of Metallic Biomaterials
7. Degradable metallic biomaterials for cardiovascular applications
8. Nanostructured Biomimetic, Bioresponsive, and Bioactive Biomaterials
9. Metallic biomaterials for dental implant systems
10. Enhancing the mechanical and biological performance of a metallic biomaterial for orthopedic applications
11. Interface Influence of Materials and Surface Modifications
12. Metallic biomaterials for bone support and replacement
13. Surface modification of metallic bone implants-porous coating for bone ingrowth
14. Biomaterials and Biotechnology Schemes Utilizing TiO2 Nanotube Arrays
15. Optical Detection of Protein Adsorption on Doped Titanium Surface
16. Biocompatible coatings for metallic biomaterials
17. Magnesium and its alloys as orthopedic biomaterials
18. Orthopedical and biomedical applications of titanium and zirconium metals
19. The Use of Porous Tantalum for Reconstructing Bone Loss in Orthopaedic Surgery
20. Reactions of metal in human body and cytotoxicity of metallic biomaterials
21. Ti-Based Bulk Metallic Glasses for Biomedical Applications
22. Life cycle analysis of metallic biomaterials


Fundamental Biomaterials: Metals provides current information on the development of metals and their conversion from base materials to medical devices. Chapters analyze the properties of metals and discuss a range of biomedical applications, with a focus on orthopedics. While the book will be of great use to researchers and professionals in the development stages of design for more appropriate target materials, it will also help medical researchers understand, and more effectively communicate, the requirements for a specific application. With the recent introduction of a number of interdisciplinary bio-related undergraduate and graduate programs, this book will be an appropriate reference volume for students.

It represents the second volume in a three volume set, each of which reviews the most important and commonly used classes of biomaterials, providing comprehensive information on materials properties, behavior, biocompatibility and applications.

Key Features

  • Provides current information on metals and their conversion from base materials to medical devices
  • Includes analyses of types of metals, discussion of a range of biomedical applications, and essential information on corrosion, degradation and wear and lifetime prediction of metal biomaterials
  • Explores both theoretical and practical aspects of metals in biomaterials


Materials scientists, biomedical engineers, medical professionals working in device and application design and orthopaedics


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About the Editors

Sabu Thomas Editor

Professor Thomas is the Director of the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaims for his work in Polymer Science and Engineering, Polymer Nanocomposites, Elastomers, Polymer Blends, Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, Polymer Membranes, Green Composites and Nanocomposites, Nanomedicine and Green Nanotechnology. Dr. Thomas’s ground breaking inventions in polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, green bionanotechnological and nano-biomedical sciences, have made transformative differences in the development of new materials for automotive, space, housing and biomedical fields. Professor Thomas has received a number of national and international awards which include: Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Distinguished Professorship from Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, MRSI medal, CRSI medal and Sukumar Maithy award. He is in the list of most productive researchers in India and holds a position of No.5. Professor Thomas has published over 720 peer reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. He has co-edited 54 books published by Royal Society, Wiley, Wood head, Elsevier, CRC Press, Springer, Nova etc. He is the inventor of 4 patents. The h index of Prof. Thomas is 78 and has more than 26811 citations.Prof. Thomas has delivered over 300 Plenary/Inaugural and Invited lectures in national/international meetings over 30 countries. He has already supervised 74 Ph.D theses.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

Preetha Balakrishnan Editor

Preetha Balakrishnan is an INSPIRE doctoral Fellow. Her area of interest is Polymer Science incorporating Nano materials, and topic of research is Starch based nanocomposites at IIUCNN, M.G. University, Kottayam, in the group of Prof. Sabu Thomas.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

M.S. Sreekala Editor

Dr. M S Sreekala is an Assistant Professor in the Post Graduate Department of Chemistry at Sree Sankara College Kalady, India. Dr. Sreekala specialises in polymer engineering and has 14 years’ experience in the field. She serves as a reviewer for several international journals, including the Journal of Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Sree Sankara College, Kalady, India