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A Basic Introduction, 1st Edition

By Qizhi Chen, George Thouas

CRC Press

736 pages

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Explores Biomedical Science from a Unique PerspectiveBiomaterials: A Basic Introduction is a definitive resource for students entering biomedical or bioengineering disciplines. This text offers a detailed exploration of engineering and materials science, and examines the boundary and relationship between the two. Based on the author's course lectur

Table of Contents

Part I. Biomaterials Science. Biomaterials Science and Engineering. Toxicity and Corrosion. Mechanical Properties of Biomaterials. Metallic Biomaterials in Orthopedic Implants. Metallic Biomaterials: Miscellaneous Others. Bioinert Ceramics. Bioactive and Bioresorbable Ceramics. Polymeric Biomaterials: Fundamentals. Bioinert Polymers. Bioresorbable Polymers. Composite Biomaterials. Part II. Medical Science. Medicine and Medical Science. Human Anatomy And Diseases I: Integumentary, Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous, and Endocrine Systems. Human Anatomy And Diseases II: Cardiovascular System. Human Anatomy And Diseases III : Respiratory, Lymphatic, Digestive, Urinary, and Reproductive Systems. Cells and Biomolecules. Histology and Tissue Properties I: Epithelial, Neuronal, and Muscle Tissue. Histology and Tissue Properties II: Connective Tissues. Immune System and Body Responses to Biomaterials. Evaluation of Biomaterials. Regulation of Medical Devices. Activities. Simple Questions in Class. Problems and Exercises. Bibliography. Index.

About the Authors

Qi-Zhi Chen earned her PhD in biomaterials from Imperial College London in 2007. She was previously an academic at Monash University. She was also formerly with the National Heart and Lung Institute London and the University of Cambridge. She has produced more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Chen's research interests broadly cover polymeric, ceramic, metallic, and composite biomaterials for application in biomedical engineering. Her teaching interests include physics and various topics of materials science and engineering, in addition to biomaterials.

George Thouas graduated with a master's degree in biomedical sciences at Monash University, Melbourne, where he also earned his PhD in the same area in 2006. As an academic researcher, he specialized in developmental biology and reproductivemedicine, with a focus on cellular metabolism and mitochondrial function. He has also spent a major part of his career working in bioengineering research, enabling interdisciplinary projects in bioreactor design, medical devices, and novel biomaterials, with applications in tissue engineering and regeneration. Dr. Thouas has produced more than 50 publications, including peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, patents, and conference proceedings.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology