New functional biomaterials for medicine and healthcare

Ivanova, E, Bazaka, K and Crawford, R 2014, New functional biomaterials for medicine and healthcare, Woodhead, United Kingdom.

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Title New functional biomaterials for medicine and healthcare
Author(s) Ivanova, E
Bazaka, K
Crawford, R
Year 2014
Publisher Woodhead
Place of publication United Kingdom
Subjects Physical Chemistry not elsewhere classified
Microbiology not elsewhere classified
Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
Summary Advances in processing technologies and our understanding of materials and their properties have made it possible for scientists and engineers to develop more sophisticated biomaterials with more targeted functionality. This important book provides a concise summary of the latest developments in key types of biomaterials. The book begins with an overview of the use of biomaterials in contemporary healthcare and the process of developing novel biomaterials; the key issues and challenges associated with the design of complex implantable systems are also highlighted. The book then reviews the main materials used in functional biomaterials, particularly their properties and applications. Individual chapters focus on both natural and synthetic polymers, metallic biomaterials and bio-inert and bioactive ceramics. New functional biomaterials for medicine and healthcare provides an ideal one-volume summary of this important field that will be essential reading for scientists, engineers and clinicians, and a useful reference text for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Copyright notice Copyright © 2014 Woodhead Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
DOI - identifier 10.1016/B978-1-78242-265-5.50009-9
ISBN 9781782422655
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