Biomaterials for Artificial Organs

Author:   Michael Lysaght ,  Thomas J. Webster (Associate Professor, Division of Engineering and Department of Orthopaedics, Brown University, USA) ,  Thomas J. Webster (Brown University, USA) ,  Thomas J. Webster (Brown University, USA)
Publisher:   Elsevier Science & Technology
Volume:   29
ISBN:  

9781845696535


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   20 December 2010
Format:   Hardback
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The worldwide demand for organ transplants far exceeds available donor organs. Consequently some patients die whilst waiting for a transplant. Synthetic alternatives are therefore imperative to improve the quality of, and in some cases, save people's lives. Advances in biomaterials have generated a range of materials and devices for use either outside the body or through implantation to replace or assist functions which may have been lost through disease or injury. Biomaterials for artificial organs reviews the latest developments in biomaterials and investigates how they can be used to improve the quality and efficiency of artificial organs. Part one discusses commodity biomaterials including membranes for oxygenators and plasmafilters, titanium and cobalt chromium alloys for hips and knees, polymeric joint-bearing surfaces for total joint replacements, biomaterials for pacemakers, defibrillators and neurostimulators and mechanical and bioprosthetic heart valves. Part two goes on to investigate advanced and next generation biomaterials including small intestinal submucosa and other decullarized matrix biomaterials for tissue repair, new ceramics and composites for joint replacement surgery, biomaterials for improving the blood and tissue compatibility of total artificial hearts (TAH) and ventricular assist devices (VAD), nanostructured biomaterials for artificial tissues and organs and matrices for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors Biomaterials for artificial organs is an invaluable resource to researchers, scientists and academics concerned with the advancement of artificial organs.

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Author:   Michael Lysaght ,  Thomas J. Webster (Associate Professor, Division of Engineering and Department of Orthopaedics, Brown University, USA) ,  Thomas J. Webster (Brown University, USA) ,  Thomas J. Webster (Brown University, USA)
Publisher:   Elsevier Science & Technology
Imprint:   Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Volume:   29
Dimensions:   Width: 15.60cm , Height: 2.40cm , Length: 23.40cm
Weight:   0.630kg
ISBN:  

9781845696535


ISBN 10:   1845696530
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   20 December 2010
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
Availability:   Awaiting stock   Availability explained

Table of Contents

Part 1 Commodity biomaterials: Membranes for oxygenators and plasmafilters: Titanium and cobalt-chromium alloys for hips and knees; Polymeric joint bearing surfaces for total joint replacements; Biomaterials for pacemakers, defibrillators and neurostimulators; Mechanical and bioprosthetic valves. Part 2 Advanced and next generation biomaterials: Small intestinal submucosa and other decullarized matrix biomaterials for tissue repair; New ceramics and composites for joint replacement surgery; Biomaterials for improving the blood and tissue compatibility of Total Artificial Hearts (TAH) and Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD); Nanostructured biomaterials for artificial tissues and organs; Matrices for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

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The book brings together aspects from a vast field in an easily digestible fashion, and the chapters are well proportioned, starting with a generous introduction before looking at specifics. The language is understandable and the specialist terminology is well explained. The use of tables and diagrams is well incorporated throughout. It is undoubtedly a useful resource, and would be well placed in the biotechnology section of any university library. It is also worth a read by any person seeking knowledge about the use of biomaterials. <br>-Salma Husain Grad, IMMM<br>Materials World Magazine, March 4, 2012<br>


The book brings together aspects from a vast field in an easily digestible fashion, and the chapters are well proportioned, starting with a generous introduction before looking at specifics. The language is understandable and the specialist terminology is well explained. The use of tables and diagrams is well incorporated throughout. It is undoubtedly a useful resource, and would be well placed in the biotechnology section of any university library. It is also worth a read by any person seeking knowledge about the use of biomaterials. -Salma Husain Grad, IMMMMaterials World Magazine, March 4, 2012


Author Information

Dr. Michael Lysaght was the Founder and Director Emeritus of Brown University, USA's Center for Biomedical Engineering, and a retired member of the Brown Faculty. He sadly passed away before he could see this finished book and remains a widely recognized and well-respected figure in the field of biomedical engineering for his contributions to organ replacement technology. Dr Thomas J. Webster is an associate professor for the Division of Engineering and Department of Orthopaedics at Brown University, USA. He directs the Nanomedicine laboratory which designs, synthesizes, and evaluates nanomaterials for various implant applications and is noted for his work in this area.

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