Biomaterials: A Nano Approach by Seeram RamakrishnaBiomaterials: A Nano Approach by Seeram Ramakrishna

Biomaterials: A Nano Approach

bySeeram Ramakrishna, Murugan Ramalingam, T .s. Sampath Kumar

Hardcover | June 14, 2010

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There are several well-known books on the market that cover biomaterials in a general way, but none provide adequate focus on the future of and potential for actual uses of emerging nanontechnology in this burgeoning field.

Biomaterials: A Nano Approachis written from a multi-disciplinary point of view that integrates aspects of materials science and engineering, nanotechnology, bioengineering, and biosciences. The book fills a glaring void in the literature by providing a comprehensive discussion of biomaterials and a scientifically plausible extrapolation of likely scenarios in which nanotechnology could play a significant role. The authors introduce and examine basic concepts, processing methodologies, and techniques involved in the preparation and characterization of nanobiomaterials that are specific to biomedical applications.

A Self-Contained Book Illustrating Past, Present, and Future Trends in Biomaterials
Spanning from the historical development of biomaterials to cutting-edge advances in the field, the text describes how basic concepts in nanotechnology are applied to the processing of novel nanobiomaterials, including nanostructured metals and alloys. With its illustrative examples and presentation of applications, this text offers a solid framework for understanding present and future trends of biomaterials in human healthcare systems. It is an ideal companion resource for students, researchers, and industrial scientists who specialize in biomaterials and nanobiomaterials.

Dr. Seeram Ramakrishnais a professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also Vice-President (Research Strategy) of NUS. He is the founding co-director of NUS Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Initiative (NUSNNI). His current research interests include biomaterials, tissue engine...
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Title:Biomaterials: A Nano ApproachFormat:HardcoverDimensions:372 pages, 9.25 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:June 14, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1420047817

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Table of Contents

Overview of Biomaterials
Introduction
Biomaterials: From Then to Now
Impact of Biomaterials
Characteristics of Biomaterials
Classification of Biomaterials
Surface Modification of Biomaterials
Recent Trends in Biomaterials
Summary
Glossary
References

Basics of Human Biology
Introduction
Structure and Function of the Human Body
Chemical Level
Cellular Level
Tissue Level
Organ Level
System Level
Glossary
References
Further Reading

Degradation and Corrosion of Biomaterials
Introduction
Surface Properties
Degradation of Biomaterials
Corrosion of Biomaterials
Methods of Corrosion Testing
Biocompatibility of Implants
Case Study
Summary
Glossary
References
Further Reading

Failure and Tribology of Biomaterials
Introduction
Deformation Mechanics
Deformation Analysis of Biomaterials
Fracture Mechanics
Classification of Fracture
Brittle to Ductile Transition of Biomaterials
Fracture Toughness
Toughness Analysis of Biomaterials
Fatigue Mechanics
Fatigue Analysis of Biomaterials
Tribology
Tribological Analysis of Biomaterials
Case Study
Summary
Glossary
References
Further Reading

Nanoscale Phenomena
Introduction
Nanoscale Phenomena
Processing of Nanostructured Materials
Characterization Techniques
Environmental and Safety Aspects of Nanomaterials
Summary
Glossary
References
Further Reading

Metallic Biomaterials
Introduction
Metallic Biomaterials
Nanostructured Metallic Implants
Case Study
Summary
Glossary
References

Ceramic Biomaterials
Introduction
Bioceramics
Nanostructured Bioceramics
Synthesis and Characterization of Nano Bioceramics
Case Study
Summary
Glossary
References

Polymeric Biomaterials
Introduction
Polymers as Biomaterials
Classification of Polymeric Biomaterials
Naturally Derived Polymers
Synthetic Polymers
Polymeric Nanobiomaterials
Processing of Polymer Nanofibers: Current Scenarios
Electrospun Polymer Nanofibrous Scaffolds
Biomedical Applications of Polymer Nanofibers
Summary
Glossary
References

Composite Biomaterials
Introduction
Classification of Composite Biomaterials
Biological Responses to Composite Biomaterials
Biomedical Applications of Composite Biomaterials
Evolution of Nanocomposite Biomaterials
Nanocomposites: A New Class of Nanobiomaterials
Conventional Nanocomposites
Biomimetic Nanocomposites
Tissue-Engineered Nanocomposites
Nanocomposites for Growth Factor Delivery
Summary
Glossary
References

Nanobiomaterials for Tissue Regeneration
Introduction
Concept of Tissue Engineering
The Promise of Stem Cells
Nanobiomaterials: A New Generation Scaffolding Material
Characteristics of a Scaffold
Types of Scaffolding Materials
Scaffold Designing using Nanobiomaterials
Tissue-Engineered Ceramic Nanobiomaterials
Tissue-Engineered Polymeric Nanobiomaterials
Patterning of Biomaterials for Cell Engineering
Tissue-Engineered Products: The Artificial Skin and Cartilage
Case Study
Summary
Glossary
References

Index