Surfaces and Interfaces for Biomaterials

Pankaj Vadgama

June 14, 2005 by CRC Press
Reference - 802 Pages
ISBN 9780849334467 - CAT# WP3446

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  • Complete coverage, from the fundamentals of surface structure and forming to biological and clinical outcomes
  • Reviews of key surface analytical techniques
  • An international team of authors and edited by a renowned expert
  • Summary

    Given such problems as rejection, the interface between an implant and its human host is a critical area in biomaterials. Surfaces and Interfaces for Biomaterials summarizes the wealth of research on understanding the surface properties of biomaterials and the way they interact with human tissue.

    The first part of the book reviews the way biomaterial surfaces form. Part Two then discusses ways of monitoring and characterizing surface structure and behavior. The final two parts of the book look at a range of in vitro and in vivo studies of the complex interactions between biomaterials and the body. Chapters cover such topics as bone and tissue regeneration, the role of interface interactions in biodegradable biomaterials, microbial biofilm formation, vascular tissue engineering and ways of modifying biomaterial surfaces to improve biocompatibility.

    Surfaces and Interfaces for Biomaterials will be a standard work on how to understand and control surface processes in ensuring biomaterials are used successfully in medicine.