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Toxicological Aspects of Medical Device Implants - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128207284, 9780128209202

Toxicological Aspects of Medical Device Implants

1st Edition

Editors: Prakash Srinivasan Timiri Shanmugam Logesh Chokkalingam Pramila Bakthavachalam
Paperback ISBN: 9780128207284
eBook ISBN: 9780128209202
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 10th June 2020
Page Count: 330
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Toxicological Aspects of Medical Device Implants provides comprehensive information on the use of medical implant and devices and the balance between the application of the devices in relation to any potential adverse effects. In order to ensure the safety and effectiveness of medical devices, many international policies, regulations, and standards have been established, and the book also discusses medical devices within this regulatory framework. The book covers a broad range of disease topics and disease-specific implants and an interdisciplinary team of experts brings a wealth of information on implants used in various disease models and associated risk factors. Toxicological Aspects of Medical Device Implants is a comprehensive resource for toxicologists, biomedical engineers, immunologists, medical staff, regulators, and manufacturers working in the field who need to be aware of the potential toxicity and device management of such a wide variety of implants and devices and their health risks.

Key Features

  • Discusses the adverse toxicological effects of medical devices
  • Covers a broad range of disease topics and disease specific implants
  • Offers contributions from experts from across several disciplines


Toxicologists and Biomedical Engineers, Immunologists, Clinicians, Medical Device Manufacturers, Regulators

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Medical Implants 
Section I  Toxicological effects of implants
2. Dermatology / Cosmetic
3. Ophthalmology and otorhinolaryngology 
4. Dental
5. Cardiology
6. Breast and birth control
7. Gastroenterology
8. Obstetrics / Gynaecology
9. Urology and nephrology
10. Orthopaedics
11. Neurology and psychiatry


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About the Editors

Prakash Srinivasan Timiri Shanmugam

Prakash Srinivasan Timiri Shanmugam, PhD is currently contracted as an SME – Biocompatibility at Baxter International, Inc. in Round Lake, IL, United States. He was previously contracted at Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Sector. He has an MSc and a PhD in the specialization of Pharmacology and Toxicology with Chemistry (interdisciplinary) from the University of Madras, Tamil Nadu and completed his postdoctoral research at Tulane University and LSUHSC-Shreveport, Louisiana. He has authored a book, contributed several book chapters, and published research articles in various peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings/abstracts.

Affiliations and Expertise

HCL America Inc.Senior toxicologist, Medical device

Logesh Chokkalingam

Logesh Chokkalingam completed his Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology. Also he has completed his Diploma in Tool and Die Making from NTTF, Specialized course in Design and Manufacturing of Press Tools, Injection Moulds and Jigs & Fixtures. Mechanical Engineer with specialized knowledge on design & development, Program management in various Medical devices regulations, supply chain integration, portfolio optimization, asset transfer, Verification testing and Validation, and Value Engineering. Innovative, detailed – oriented problem solver with strong program management skills. Experience working in a collaborative environment. Implement and suggest new process to improve existing manufacturing process. Flexible to work in domestic and international settings. Responsible for Global partnering of MDR Programs, Spine account management globally, developing CoE for Biocompatibility and Product Stewardship

Affiliations and Expertise

HCL America Inc.

Pramila Bakthavachalam

Pramila Bakthavachalam, PhD., FASC (AW), MRQA is a Technical Manager, Toxicology and Biocompatibility at HCL Technologies PVT Ltd. In Chennao, India. She is also on contract with Johnson & Johnson as Senior Toxicologist for Biocompatibility of Medical Devices. She has a Doctorate in Environmental Toxicology/ Biotechnology and M.Phil in Microbiology and has around 14 years of experience in regulatory toxicology as a Scientist and in Quality Assurance. She was instrumental in establishing a preclinical testing facility at Sri Ramachandra University and acquiring GLP certification for the same. She has 17 publications both national and international journals in various disciplines such as Environmental Toxicology, Toxicology and Pharmacology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Technical Manager, Toxicology and Biocompatibility, HCL Technologies PVT Ltd. Chennai, India

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