Biological Interactions on Materials Surfaces: Understanding and Controlling Protein, Cell, and Tissue Responses
David A. Puleo, Rena Bizios
Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 26, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 429 pages
Success or failure of biomaterials, whether tissue engineered constructs, joint and dental implants, vascular grafts, or heart valves, depends on molecular-level events that determine subsequent responses of cells and tissues. This book presents the latest developments and state-of-the-art knowledge regarding protein, cell, and tissue interactions with both conventional and nanophase materials. Insight into these biomaterial surface interactions will play a critical role in further developments in fields such as tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and biocompatibility of implanted materials and devices. With chapters written by leaders in their respective fields, this compendium will be the authoritative source of information for scientists, engineers, and medical researchers seeking not only to understand but also to control tissue-biomaterial interactions.
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I have read a bunch of biomaterials books, mostly out of necessity (no I dont prefer them as bedtime reading material), and I AM in the field (over 10 years now). This one is excellent in its depth as well as diversity. This is not an introductory book, but a more advanced, highly knowledgeable text for cell-material interactions and like topics. Highly recommended.