An Introduction to Biomaterials

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Jeffrey O. Hollinger
CRC Press, Dec 21, 2005 - Medical - 576 pages
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The complexity of biological systems and the need to design and develop biomedical therapies poses major challenges to professionals in the biomedical disciplines.

An Introduction to Biomaterials emphasizes applications of biomaterials for patient care. Containing chapters prepared by leading authorities on key biomaterial types, this book underscores the process of biomaterial design, development directed toward clinical application, and testing that leads to therapies for clinical targets.

The authors provide a lucid perspective on the standards available and the logic behind the standards in which biomaterials address clinical needs. This volume includes chapters on consensus standards and regulatory approaches to testing paradigms, followed by an analysis of specific classes of biomaterials. The book closes with sections on clinical topics that integrate materials sciences and patient applications.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgment
39
Protein Adsorption at the BiomaterialTissue Interface
47
In Vitro Testing of Biomaterials
63
Considerations for the In Vivo Testing of Biomaterials
81
Fibrin and Its Applications
105
Proteins and Amino AcidDerived Polymers
121
The PolyoEsters
139
Polyurethanes
161
Polyphosphazenes
273
Metallic Biomaterials
291
Ceramic Biomaterials
311
Biomaterials for Drug and Gene Delivery
341
Orthopedic Prostheses and Joint Implants
369
Dental Implants
395
Tissue Engineering of Bone
417
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In identifying fundamental biological requirements of a biomaterial numerous
174
As discussed in accompanying chapters all materials implanted into the human body
180
Polymers Derived from LTyrosine
185
PolyPropylene Fumarate
205
Hyaluronan as a Biomaterial
219
Chitosan
249
Tissue Engineering Nervous System
443
Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering
461
Tissue Engineering Skin
485
Tissue Engineering of Ligaments
499
Tissue Engineering of Articular Cartilage
525
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