Biomedical Materials

  • Roger Narayan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. The Fundamental Properties of the Materials Used in Medicine and Dentistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Irene G. Turner
      Pages 3-39
    3. Robert M. Pilliar
      Pages 41-81
    4. Teerapol Srichana, Abraham J. Domb
      Pages 83-119
  3. The Interaction Between Materials and Living Tissues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Damien Lacroix, Josep A. Planell
      Pages 123-154
    3. Miroslav Marek
      Pages 155-181
    4. Chunming Jin, Wei Wei
      Pages 183-199
    5. Janice L. McKenzie, Thomas J. Webster
      Pages 215-237
    6. Showan N. Nazhat, Anne M. Young, Jonathan Pratten
      Pages 239-260
    7. Kirsten Peters, Ronald E. Unger, C. James Kirkpatrick
      Pages 261-292
  4. Applications of Polymers, Metals, and Ceramics in Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Sarit B. Bhaduri, Sutapa Bhaduri
      Pages 295-326
    3. Rachel L. Williams, David Wong
      Pages 327-347
    4. Afsaneh Rabiei
      Pages 349-369
    5. Lauren E. Flynn, Kimberly A. Woodhouse
      Pages 371-413
    6. Florent Cros
      Pages 443-475
    7. Diana M. Yoon, John P. Fisher
      Pages 415-442
    8. Raju V. Ramanujan
      Pages 477-491
    9. C.K. Chua, K.F. Leong, K.H. Tan
      Pages 493-523
    10. David Hill
      Pages 525-544
    11. Publisher
      Pages E1-E1
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 545-566

About this book


Biomedical Materials provides a comprehensive discussion of contemporary materials used in biomedical research and development. The pedagogical writing style and structure provides students with an understanding of the fundamental concepts necessary to pursue research and industrial work in this growing area of biomedical science, including characteristics of biomaterials, biological processes, biocompatibility, and applications of materials in implants and medical instruments.

Written by leading researchers in the field, this volume highlights important topics associated with biomedical engineering, medicine and surgery. This textbook takes the reader to the forefront of biomedical materials development, providing graduate students with a taste of how the field is changing, while also serving as a useful reference to physicians and engineers.


Biomaterial Biosensor Glucose Tissue Engineering biocompatibility testing biomechanics biomedical application biomedical applications carcinogenicity cartilage biomechanics ceramics and glasses medical devices metallic biomaterials skin biomechanics soft and hard tissue response

Editors and affiliations

  • Roger Narayan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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