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2. Structure and Bonding
3. Metallic Biomaterials
5. Polymeric Biomaterials
6. Composite Biomaterials
7. Biological Materials
8. Tissue-Biomaterials Interactions: Tissue Response
9. Hard Tissue Implants
10. Soft Tissue Replacement and Repair
11. Bioresorbable Materials for Transient Implants
12. Materials and devices for sensors and detectors, biocatalysts, bio imaging, devices with integrated biological functionality
13. Physico-Chemical Modification of Biomaterials
14. Medical Device Regulation
Introductory Biomaterials enables undergraduate students in Biomedical, Chemical, Materials and other relevant Engineering disciplines to become familiar with the key concepts of Biomaterials principles: biocompatibility, structure-property-applications relationships, mechanical response of natural tissues, and cellular pathways for tissue-material ingrowth. Written in a clear, concise manner that weds theory with applications, this book helps students to understand the often intricate relationships between materials the implant devices that are made from them, and how the human body reacts to them. The book includes such concepts as requirements for metals, alloys, and ceramic materials to be used in load bearing implants (corrosion concepts, stress shielding, mechanical properties, composition), what properties of polymers impact their use in medicine (leaching and swelling, creep and stress relaxation); the tissue response to biomaterials, concepts related to drug delivery applications (polymer degradation, encapsulation), and tissue engineering (scaffold porosity, diffusion of nutrients, mechanical properties).
- Begins with structure-properties, followed immediately by their impact on actual biomaterials classes and devices, thus directly relating theory to applications (e.g. polymers to polymeric stents; metals to fracture fixation devices)
- Explains concepts in a clear, progressive manner, with numerous examples and figures to enhance student learning
- Covers all key biomaterials classes: metallic, ceramic, polymeric, composite and biological
- Includes a timely chapter on medical device regulation
Undergraduate students in Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering Programs, as well as undergraduate and graduate students in Mechanical, Materials and Chemical Engineering Departments
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- © Academic Press 2021
- 1st September 2021
- Academic Press
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Lia Stanciu Ph.D., is a Professor of Materials and Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University. She received her Ph.D. in Materials Science in 2003 from University of California Davis. She is the instructor of an introductory Biomaterials class at Purdue, which she has been teaching since 2007. She has authored over 130 peer reviewed journal articles and her current research focuses on Biosensors and Biolelectronic Devices.
Professor of Materials and Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University, IN, USA
Susana Diaz-Amaya is a Ph.D. candidate in Materials Engineering at Purdue University with a strong background in bio-nanotechnology. She earned her bachelor’s degree in industrial microbiology from the Pontifical Javeriana University, Colombia in 2010. She joined academia in 2012 as an assistant professor at University of Tolima, and simultaneously worked for more than 5 years in the agroindustry as leader of R&D. Susana's current research interest is focused on the design, characterization and manufacturing of low-cost, novel nanomaterials for the high-throughput fabrication of biosensing platforms, and drug delivery systems.
School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
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