Biomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine
Buddy D. Ratner
Academic Press, 1996 - Science - 484 pages
This book introduces a subject that has profound impact on human health and considerable economic importance. The issues addressed include the biology, medical applications, markets, regulation, and ethical issues involved in biomaterials science. This spectrum of issues reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the field. Key Features * Provides a strong, cohesive compilation unlike any other currently on the market * Covers the entire spectrum of biomaterials and their use in medicine * Contributions of leaders in the biomaterials field.
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