The Design and Manufacture of Medical Devices

The Design and Manufacture of Medical Devices

1st Edition - October 16, 2012

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  • Editor: J Paulo Davim
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781907568725
  • eBook ISBN: 9781908818188

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Medical devices play an important role in the field of medical and health technology, and encompass a wide range of health care products. Directive 2007/47/EC defines a medical device as any instrument, apparatus, appliance, software, material or other article, whether used alone or in combination, including the software intended by its manufacturer to be used specifically for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes and necessary for its proper application, intended by the manufacturer to be used for human beings. The design and manufacture of medical devices brings together a range of articles and case studies dealing with medical device R&D. Chapters in the book cover materials used in medical implants, such as Titanium Oxide, polyurethane, and advanced polymers; devices for specific applications such as spinal and craniofacial implants, and other issues related to medical devices, such as precision machining and integrated telemedicine systems.

Key Features

  • Contains articles on a diverse range of subjects within the field, with internationally renowned specialists discussing each medical device
  • Offers a practical approach to recent developments in the design and manufacture of medical devices
  • Presents a topic that is the focus of research in many important universities and centres of research worldwide


Academics, biomechanical researchers, medical doctors, other professionals in related engineering, medical and biomedical industries

Table of Contents

  • List of figures

    List of tables


    About the contributors

    Chapter 1: Characteristics and applications of titanium oxide as a biomaterial for medical implants


    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 Classification of biomaterials

    1.3 Biomedical implantable devices

    1.4 Applications

    1.5 Proteins

    1.6 Titanium oxide

    Chapter 2: Precision machining of medical devices


    2.1 Metallurgical aspects

    2.2 Principal requirements of medical implants

    2.3 Shape memory alloys

    2.4 Conclusions

    2.5 Acknowledgment

    Chapter 3: Polyurethane for biomedical applications: A review of recent developments


    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Biocompatibility evaluation

    3.3 Biostability evaluation

    3.4 Polyurethane for drug-controlled delivery

    3.5 Polyurethane for cardiovascular applications

    3.6 Polyurethane for medical supplies

    3.7 Future outlook

    Chapter 4: Application of the finite element method in spinal implant design and manufacture


    4.1 Introduction to finite element method

    4.2 General aspects of FEM

    4.3 Parts of the finite element model of the spine

    4.4 Verification

    4.5 Validation

    4.6 Application of the FEM in implant design

    4.7 Conclusions

    Chapter 5: Design and manufacture of a novel dynamic spinal implant


    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Materials and methods

    5.3 Results

    5.4 Discussion

    5.5 Conclusion

    5.6 Acknowledgment

    Chapter 6: Customized craniofacial implants: Design and manufacture


    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 The anatomic biomodels and craniofacial reconstruction

    6.3 Biomodels and the design of customized prostheses

    Chapter 7: Technological advances for polymers in active implantable medical devices


    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Polymers as an alternative to metals

    7.3 Challenges for implementing polymer components in AIMDs

    7.4 Conclusions

    Chapter 8: Integrated telemedicine systems: Patient monitoring, in-time prognostics, and diagnostics at domicile


    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 State of the art of telemedicine systems

    8.3 Architecture

    8.4 Implementation

    8.5 Experimental results

    8.6 Conclusions


Product details

  • No. of pages: 386
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2012
  • Published: October 16, 2012
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781907568725
  • eBook ISBN: 9781908818188

About the Editor

J Paulo Davim

J. Paulo Davim received the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1997, the M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering (materials and manufacturing processes) in 1991, the Mechanical Engineering degree (5 years) in 1986, from the University of Porto (FEUP), the Aggregate title (Full Habilitation) from the University of Coimbra in 2005 and the D.Sc. from London Metropolitan University in 2013. He is Eur Ing by FEANI-Brussels and Senior Chartered Engineer by the Portuguese Institution of Engineers with a MBA and Specialist title in Engineering and Industrial Management. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in Manufacturing, Materials and Mechanical Engineering with special emphasis in Machining & Tribology. He has also interest in Management & Industrial Engineering and Higher Education for Sustainability & Engineering Education. He has guided large numbers of postdoc, Ph.D. and masters students as well as coordinated & participated in several research projects. He has received several scientific awards. He has worked as evaluator of projects for international research agencies as well as examiner of Ph.D. thesis for many universities. He is the Editor in Chief of several international journals, Guest Editor of journals, books Editor, book Series Editor and Scientific Advisory for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is an Editorial Board member of 25 international journals and acts as reviewer for more than 80 prestigious Web of Science journals. In addition, he has also published as editor (and co-editor) more than 100 books and as author (and co-author) more than 10 books, 80 book chapters and 400 articles in journals and conferences (more than 200 articles in journals indexed in Web of Science core collection/h-index 45+/6000+ citations and SCOPUS/h-index 52+/8000+ citations).

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Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal

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