Biomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine by Buddy D. RatnerBiomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine by Buddy D. Ratner

Biomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine

byBuddy D. RatnerEditorAllan S. Hoffman, Frederick J. Schoen

Hardcover | October 25, 2012

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The revised edition of this renowned and bestselling title is the most comprehensive single text on all aspects of biomaterials science. It provides a balanced, insightful approach to both the learning of the science and technology of biomaterials and acts as the key reference for practitioners who are involved in the applications of materials in medicine.

  • Over 29,000 copies sold, this is the most comprehensive coverage of principles and applications of all classes of biomaterials: "the only such text that currently covers this area comprehensively" -Materials Today
  • Edited by four of the best-known figures in the biomaterials field today; fully endorsed and supported by the Society for Biomaterials
  • Fully revised and expanded, key new topics include of tissue engineering, drug delivery systems, and new clinical applications, with new teaching and learning material throughout, case studies and a downloadable image bank
Buddy D. Ratner, Michael L. and Myrna Darland Endowed Chair in Bioengineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington, received his Ph.D. (1972) in polymer chemistry from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. From 1985-1996 he directed the NIH-funded National ESCA and Surface Analysis Center for Biomedica...
Title:Biomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in MedicineFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1573 pages, 10.88 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:October 25, 2012Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123746264

ISBN - 13:9780123746269


Table of Contents


How to Use This Text


Part 1 Materials Science and Engineering

Section 1.1 Properties of Materials

Section 1.2 Classes of Materials Used in Medicine

Part 2 Biology and Medicine

Section 2.1 Some Background Concepts

Section 2.2 Host Reactions to Biomaterials and Their Evaluation

Section 2.3 Biological Testing of Biomaterials

Section 2.4 Degradation of Materials in the Biological Environment

Section 2.5 Applications of Biomaterials

Section 2.6 Applications of Biomaterials in Functional Tissue Engineering

Part 3 Practical Aspects of Biomaterials

Section 3.1 Implants, Devices, and Biomaterials: Special Considerations

Section 3.2 Voluntary Standards, Regulatory Compliance and Non-Technical Issues