Design of Biomedical Devices and Systems, 4th edition

4th Edition

Paul H. King, Richard C. Fries, Arthur T. Johnson

CRC Press
Published October 16, 2018
Textbook - 508 Pages - 85 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138723061 - CAT# K32276

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This fourth edition is a substantial revision of a highly regarded text, intended for senior design capstone courses within departments of biomedical engineering, bioengineering, biological engineering and medical engineering, worldwide. Each chapter has been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect the latest developments. New material has been added on entrepreneurship, bioengineering design, clinical trials and CRISPR. Based upon feedback from prior users and reviews, additional and new examples and applications, such as 3D printing have been added to the text. Additional clinical applications were added to enhance the overall relevance of the material presented. Relevant FDA regulations and how they impact the designer’s work have been updated.


  • Provides updated material as needed to each chapter
  • Incorporates new examples and applications within each chapter
  • Discusses new material related to entrepreneurship, clinical trials and CRISPR
  • Relates critical new information pertaining to FDA regulations.
  • Presents new material on "discovery" of projects "worth pursuing" and design for health care for low-resource environments
  • Presents multiple case examples of entrepreneurship in this field
  • Addresses multiple safety and ethical concerns for the design of medical devices and processes


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