358 pages | 9 Color Illus. | 155 B/W Illus.
Biomaterials Science and Technology: Fundamentals and Developments presents a broad scope of the field of biomaterials science and technology, focusing on theory, advances, and applications. It reviews the fabrication and properties of different classes of biomaterials such as bioinert, bioactive, and bioresorbable, in addition to biocompatibility. It further details traditional and recent techniques and methods that are utilized to characterize major properties of biomaterials. The book also discusses modifications of biomaterials in order to tailor properties and thus accommodate different applications in the biomedical engineering fields and summarizes nanotechnology approaches to biomaterials.
This book targets students in advanced undergraduate and graduate levels in majors related to fields of Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering and Science, Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Life Sciences. It assists in understanding major concepts of fabrication, modification, and possible applications of different classes of biomaterials. It is also intended for professionals who are interested in recent advances in the emerging field of biomaterials.
Chapter 1 General Properties and Characterization Methods of Biomaterials Chapter 2 Recent Advances in Biocompatibility Chapter 3 Polymeric Based Biomaterials Chapter 4 Ceramic Based Biomaterials Chapter 5 Biocomposites as Implantable Biomaterials Chapter 6 Biopolymers and Their Applications; with a Focus on Chitosan Chapter 7 Surface Modification of Polymer Biomaterials Chapter 8 Nano-approach Chapter 9 Applications in Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery Systems Chapter 10 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Chapter 11 Applications of Biomaterials in Hard Tissue Replacement Chapter 12 Applications of Biomaterials in Soft Tissue Replacement Chapter 13 Biomaterials in 3D Printing/Bio-printing Techniques Chapter 14 Application of “Smart Polymers” as Biomaterials