Most current applications of biomaterials involve structural functions, even in those organs and systems that are not primarily structural in their nature, or very simple chemical or electrical functions. Complex chemical functions, such as those of the liver, and complex electrical or electrochemical functions, such as those of the brain and sense organs, cannot be carried out by biomaterials at this time. With these basic concepts in mind, Biomaterials: Principles and Practices focuses on biomaterials consisting of different materials such as metallic, ceramic, polymeric, and composite. It highlights the impact of recent advances in the area of nano- and microtechnology on biomaterial design.
The book discusses the role of biomaterials as governed by the interaction between the material and the body, specifically, the effect of the body environment on the material and the effect of the material on the body.
Metallic Biomaterials, Joon B. Park and Young Kon Kim
Ceramic Biomaterials, W.G. Billotte
Polymeric Biomaterials, Hai Bang Lee, Gilson Khang, and Jin Ho Lee
Composite Biomaterials, Roderic S. Lakes
Biodegradable Polymeric Biomaterials: An Updated Overview, C.C. Chu
Biologic Biomaterials: Tissue-Derived Biomaterials (Collagen), Shu-Tung Li
Biologic Biomaterials: Silk, Biman Mandal and David L. Kaplan
Biofunctional Hydrogels, Melissa K. McHale and Jennifer L. West
Soft Tissue Replacements, K.B. Chandran, K.J.L. Burg, and S.W. Shalaby
Hard Tissue Replacements, Sang-Hyun Park, Adolfo Llinás, and Vijay K. Goel