Description

While the prevalence of plastics and elastomers in medical devices is now quite well known, there is less information available covering the use of medical devices and the applications of polymers beyond medical devices, such as in hydrogels, biopolymers and silicones beyond enhancement applications, and few books in which these are combined into a single reference.

This book is a comprehensive reference source, bringing together a number of key medical polymer topics in one place for a broad audience of engineers and scientists, especially those currently developing new medical devices or seeking more information about current and future applications. In addition to a broad range of applications, the book also covers clinical outcomes and complications arising from the use of the polymers in the body, giving engineers a vital insight into the real world implications of the devices they’re creating. Regulatory issues are also covered in detail. The book also presents the latest developments on the use of polymers in medicine and development of nano-scale devices.

Key Features

  • Gathers discussions of a large number of applications of polymers in medicine in one place
  • Provides an insight into both the legal and clinical implications of device design
  • Relevant to industry, academic and medical professionals
  • Presents the latest developments in the field, including medical devices on a nano-scale

Readership

Engineers and Scientists involved in the design, manufacture, development, technical support and marketing of medical devices and materials used in medical device manufacture. Other professionals involved in the medical device industry or the clinical use of medical devices.

Table of Contents

Preface

Author Biographies

1. Introduction

1.1 History

1.2 A Historical Example

1.3 Anthology Architecture

1.4 Summary

References

2. Application of Plastics in Medical Devices and Equipment

2.1 Device Industry Overview

2.2 Health-care Trends

2.3 From Legacy Materials to Advanced Specialty Polymers for Devices

2.4 Driving Trends Leading to New Material Requirements

2.5 Market Factors Affecting the Industry

2.6 Conclusion

3. Plastics Used in Medical Devices

3.1 Plastic Compositions

3.2 Medical Devices—Material Selection Process

3.3 Common Medical Device Polymers

3.4 Summary

References

4. Polymeric Biomaterials

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Polymeric Biomaterials in Ophthalmology

4.3 Polymeric Biomaterials in Orthopedics

4.4 Polymeric Biomaterials in Cardiovascular Diseases

4.5 Polymeric Biomaterials for Wound Closure

4.6 Polymeric Biomaterials in Extracorporeal Artificial Organs

4.7 Polymeric Biomaterials for Nerve Regeneration

4.8 Conclusions and Future Outlook

References

5. Biofilms, Biomaterials, and Device-Related Infections

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Bacterial Biofilms

5.3 Biofilm Microbiology and Infectious Disease

5.4 Device-Related Infection

5.5 Clinical Examples of Biofilm Infections

5.6 Prevention and Treatment

5.7 Conclusions

References

6. Adhesives for Medical and Dental Applications

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Natural Adhesives

6.3 Synthetic and Semisynthetic Adhesives

6.4 Cyanoacrylic Adhesives

6.5 Test Methods to Characterize Strength of Tissue Adhesives

6.6 Medical and Dental Applications of Adhesives

6.7 Bone Adhesives

6.8 Dental Applications of Adhesives

References

7.

Details

No. of pages:
368
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
William Andrew
Print ISBN:
9780323228053
Electronic ISBN:
9780323221696

About the editors

Sina Ebnesajjad

Sina Ebnesajjad is the series editor of Plastics Design Library (PDL) published in the William Andrew imprint of Elsevier. This Series is a unique series, comprising technology and applications handbooks, data books and practical guides tailored to the needs of practitioners. Sina was the editor-in-chief of William Andrew Publishing from 2005 to 2007, which was acquired by Elsevier in 2009. He retired as a Senior Technology Associate in 2005 from the DuPont fluoropolymers after nearly 24 years of service. Sina founded of FluoroConsultants Group, LLC in 2006 where he continues to work. Sina earned his Bachelor of Science from the School of Engineering of the University of Tehran in 1976, Master of Science and PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, all in Chemical Engineering. He is author, editor and co-author of fifteen technical and data books including five handbooks on fluoropolymers technology and applications. He is author and co-author of three books in surface preparation and adhesion of materials, two of which are in their second editions. Sina has been involved with technical writing and publishing since 1974. His experiences include fluoropolymer technologies (polytetrafluoroethylene and its copolymers) including polymerization, finishing, fabrication, product development, failure analysis, market development and technical service. Sina holds six patents.