Translational Medicine - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128134771

Translational Medicine

1st Edition

A Biomaterials Approach

Editors: Lei Yang
Paperback ISBN: 9780128134771
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st June 2018
Page Count: 350
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Table of Contents

1. Translational medicine and biomaterials: Basics and relationship
2. Biomaterials for translational orthopedics
3. Cardiovascular engineering materials in translational medicine
4. Dental materials
5. Biomaterials for neural tissue engineering
6. Nanotechnology and picotechnology: A new arena for translational medicine
7. Biosensor and theranostics
8. Advanced drug delivery
9. 3D printing: A new tool for translational medicine
10. Infectious disease control and biomaterials
11. Biomaterials for Cancer engagement: How to combat cancer with biomaterials
12. Stem cells translational medicine: A biomaterials perspective


Translational medicine is at the forefront of interdisciplinary research, crossing various disciplines including medical science, biology and engineering. Although this is a relatively new area of research, its emergence has revolutionized every aspect of biomedical science and engineering leading to new procedures, methodology and design concepts. Biomaterials play a pivotal role in biomedical devices and consumables that are key components of translational medicine.

This book delivers timely and detailed information on the latest advances in biomaterials and their role and impact in translational medicine. Key topics that are addressed include the properties and functions of these materials in translational research and how they might be applied for clinical diagnosis and treatment. Particular emphasis will be placed on basic fundamentals, biomaterial formulations, design principles, fabrication techniques and transitioning bench-to-bed clinical applications.

The book is an essential reference resource for researchers, clinicians, materials scientists and engineers and for all those involved in the future development of innovative biomaterials the drive advancement in translational medicine.

Key Features

  • Systematically introduces the fundamental principles, rationales and methodologies of creating or improving biomaterials in the context of translational medicine
  • Includes translational or commercialization status of these new biomaterials that transform into clinical uses, providing a comprehensive picture of the bench-to-bed process
  • Provides the reader with enough background knowledge so, that they will be able to have a fundamental grip of the difficulties and technicalities of using biomaterial translational medicine
  • Directs the reader on how to find other up-to-date sources (i.e. peer reviewed journals) in the field of translational medicine and biomaterials


Materials science and biomedical engineers, clinical researchers, surgeons, and other medical professionals, postgraduate students of biomedical engineering, biomaterials science and translational medicine


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About the Editors

Lei Yang Editor

Professor, Orthopaedic Institute and the Department of Orthopaedics, the First Affiliated Hospital, Soochow University, China

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Orthopaedic Institute and the Department of Orthopaedics, the First Affiliated Hospital, Soochow University, China