Biomaterials is a dynamic, changing field that impacts modern medicine and therapeutics in diverse ways. This?modern, all-encompassing comprehensive treatment accurately captures the diversity, breadth and dimensions of the biomaterials field. It describes the many modern aspects of biomaterials - from basic science to clinical applications - across the formulations and chemistry of polymers, ceramics and metals and their use in various biomedical devices and implants, as well as their clinical performance and host responses. Conventional clinically accepted biomaterials as well as emerging prototypes, studies and new ideas, along with visionary predictions of future biomaterials compositions and capabilities, are all extensively covered by hundreds of experts in the field.
- Reviews the current status of nearly all biomaterials in the field by analyzing their strengths and weaknesses, performance as well as future prospects
- Presents appropriate analytical methods and testing procedures in addition to potential device applications
- Provides strategic insights for those working on diverse application areas such as R&D, regulatory management, and commercial development