Maintaining quality of life in an ageing population is one of the great challenges of the 21st Century. This book summarises how this challenge is being met by multi-disciplinary developments of 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 BS, MS and Meng students. The 25 chapters are organized in five parts: Part one provides an introduction to living and man-made materials for the non-specialist; Part two is an overview of clinical applications of various biomaterials and devices; Part three summarises the bioengineering principles, materials and designs used in artificial organs; Part four presents the concepts, cell techniques, scaffold materials and applications of tissue engineering; Part five provides an overview of the complex socio-economic factors involved in technology based healthcare, including regulatory controls, technology transfer processes and ethical issues.
- Comprehensive introduction to living and man-made materials
- Looks at clinical applications of various biomaterials and devices
- Bioengineering principles, materials and designs used in artificial organs are summarised
About the Author
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.
Table of ContentsPart 1 Introduction to materials (living and non-living): Metals; Ceramics; Polymers; Biocomposites; Cells and tissues; Inflammation and wound healing. Part 2 Clinical needs and concepts of repair: The skeletal system; The cardiovascular system; Biomedical polymers; Biomedical hydrogels. Part 3 Applications: Repair of skeletal tissues; Joint replacement; Artificial organs; Mass transport processes in artificial organs; Artificial exchange systems; Cardiovascular assist systems. Part 4 Tissue engineering: Introduction to tissue engineering; Scaffolds for tissue engineering; A guide to basic cell culture and applications in biomaterials and tissue engineering; Immunochemical techniques in tissue engineering and biomaterial science; Clinical applications of tissue engineering. Part 5 Societal, regulatory and ethical issues: Regulatory classification of biomaterials and medical devices; Technology transfer; Ethical issues.