"This book is written for those who would like to advance their knowledge of biomaterials. The subject matter of the book is divided into twelve chapters dealing with structure and relationship of biological and man made biomaterials. The application of these materials for various medical devices and recent developments in tissue engineering has also been covered."--BOOK JACKET.
Overview of Biomaterials
Structure and Properties of Materials
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