228 pages | 116 B/W Illus.
Polymers have emerged as one of the most innovative classes of materials in modern materials science, leading to new applications in medicine and pharmacy. This book offers a convincing and understandable approach to polymer biomaterial devices being used in various areas related to biomedical and pharmaceutical fields. The polymer materials finding application as biomaterials are discussed and described in detail pertaining to the areas of artificial implants, orthopedics, ocular devices, dental implants, drug delivery systems, burns and wounds.
Introduction. Polymers in Dental Devices. Polymers in Orthopedic Devices. Polymers in Drug Delivery Systems. Polymers in Wound Dressing Materials. Polymers in Tissue Engineering. Polymers in Ocular Devices. Polymers in Cardiovascular Systems. Present Market of Available Polymer Biomedical Devices. Present Challenges and Future Prospects.