Biomaterials, Artificial Organs and Tissue Engineering

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Overview

Maintaining quality of life in an ageing population is one of the great challenges of the twenty-first century. This book and collection of illustrated CD lectures summarises how this challenge is being met by multi-disciplinary developments in specialty biomaterials, devices, artificial organs and in vitro growth of human cells as tissue-engineered constructs. Biomaterials, artificial organs and tissue engineering is intended for use as a textbook in a one-semester course for upper level BSc, MSc and MEng students.
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…highly useful for students of biomaterials, material science and medicine., International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
…provides an overview of multi-disciplinary nature and importance of biomedical materials, artificial organs and tissue engineering., International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
The book provides an overview, which is easily understandable to the reader. It succeeds in educating the reader about biomaterials, tissue engineering and artificial organs., Carbohydrate Polymers
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849325779
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/2005
  • Series: Woodhead Publishing in Materials Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry L. Hench is Professor of Ceramic Materials at Imperial College London and Co-Director of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Centre. His academic career at the University of Florida, USA and Imperial College London, spanning forty years, has focussed on developing innovative new materials, including the discovery of Bioglass®, the first man-made material to bond to living tissues.

Julian R. Jones is a Royal Academy of Engineering/EPRSC Research Fellow in the Department of Materials, Imperial College London. In 2004 he was awarded the Silver Medal for outstanding achievement by a young researcher in materials science by the UK Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

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Table of Contents

Introduction, L.L. Hench

INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS (LIVING AND NON-LIVING)

Metals, E.J. Minay and A.R. Boccaccini

Ceramics, A.R. Boccaccini

Polymers, R.G. Hill

Biocomposites, I.D. Thompson

Cells and Tissues, J.W. Hench

Inflammation and Wound Healing, J.W. Hench

CLINICAL NEEDS AND CONCEPTS OF REPAIR

The Skeletal System, L.L. Hench

The Cardiovascular System, M.J. Lever

Biomedical Polymers, R.G. Hill

Biomedical Hydrogels, J.A. Burdick and M.M. Stevens

APPLICATIONS

Repair of Skeletal Tissues, L.L. Hench

Joint Replacement, L.L. Hench

Artificial Organs, J.R. Jones

Mass Transport Processes in Artificial Organs, M.J. Lever

Artificial Exchange Systems, M.J. Lever

Cardiovascular Assist Systems, M.J. Lever

TISSUE ENGINEERING

Introduction to Tissue Engineering, L.D.K. Buttery and A.E. Bishop

Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering, J.R. Jones

A Guide to Basic Cell Culture and Applications in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, J. Selvakumaran and G. Jell

Immunochemical Techniques in Tissue Engineering and Biomaterial Science

G. Jell and J. Selvakumaran

Clinical Applications of Tissue Engineering, L.L. Hench and J.R. Jones

SOCIETAL, REGULATORY AND ETHICAL ISSUES

Regulatory Classification of Biomaterials and Medical Devices, D.C. Greenspan and L.L. Hench

Technology Transfer, L.L. Hench

Ethical Issues, L.L. Hench

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