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Biomedical Engineering

Trends in Materials Science

Rapid technological developments in the last century have brought the field of biomedical engineering into a totally new realm. Breakthroughs in materials science, imaging, electronics and, more recently, the information age have improved our understanding of the human body. As a result, the field of biomedical engineering is thriving, with innovations that aim to improve the quality and reduce the cost of medical care. This book is the second in a series of three that will present recent trends in biomedical engineering, with a particular focus on materials science in biomedical engineering, including developments in alloys, nanomaterials and polymer technologies.

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Biomedical EngineeringTrends in Materials ScienceEdited by Anthony Laskovski

Published: January 8th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/992

ISBN: 978-953-307-513-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4533-2

Copyright year: 2011

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117891 Total Chapter Downloads

63 Crossref Citations

204 Web of Science Citations

211 Dimensions Citations


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1. Novel Chitin and Chitosan Materials in Wound Dressing

By R. Jayakumar, M. Prabaharan, P. T. Sudheesh Kumar, S. V. Nair, T. Furuike and H. Tamura


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2. Influence of the Chemical Structure and Physicochemical Properties of Chitin- and Chitosan-Based Materials on Their Biomedical Activity

By Jolanta Kumirska, Mirko X. Weinhold, Małgorzata Czerwicka, Zbigniew Kaczyński, Anna Bychowska, Krzysztof Brzozowski,Jorg Thöming, and Piotr Stepnowski


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3. Digital Fabrication of Multi-Material Objects for Biomedical Applications

By SH Choi and HH Cheung


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4. Development of a Ceramic-Controlled Piezoelectric of Single Disc for Biomedical Applications

By E. Suaste Gómez, J. J. A. Flores Cuautle and C. O. González Morán


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5. Cold Plasma Techniques for Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Engineering

By Yasushi Sasai, Shin-ichi Kondo, Yukinori Yamauchi and Masayuki Kuzuya


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6. Basics and Biomedical Applications of Dielectric Barrier Discharge (DBD)

By Nikita Bibinov, Priyadarshini Rajasekaran, Philipp Mertmann Dirk Wandke, Wolfgang Viöl and Peter Awakowicz


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7. An Overview of Metallic Biomaterials for Bone Support and Replacement

By Anupam Srivastav


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8. Characterization and Evaluation of Surface Modified Titanium Alloy by Pulse Nd:YAG Laser for Orthopaedic Applications: an Invivo Study

By M. E. Khosroshahi


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9. Novel Titanium Manganese Alloys and Their Macroporous Foams for Biomedical Applications Prepared by Field Assisted Sintering

By Faming Zhang and Eberhard Burkel


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10. Development and Application of Low-Modulus Biomedical Titanium Alloy Ti2448

By Rui Yang, Yulin Hao and Shujun Li


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11. Ti-Based Bulk Metallic Glasses for Biomedical Applications

By Fengxiang Qin, Zhenhua Dan, Xinmin Wang, Guoqiang Xie and Akihisa Inoue


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12. Surface Treatments of Nearly Equiatomic NiTi Alloy (Nitinol) for Surgical Implants

By Dixon T. K. Kwok, Martin Schulz, Tao Hu, Chenglin Chu and Paul Chu


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13. Electrochemical Aspects in Biomedical Alloy Characterization: Electrochemical Impedance Spectrosopy

By Carlos Valero Vidal and Anna Igual Muñoz


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14. Recent Advances in the Modeling of PEG Hydrogel Membranes for Biomedical Applications

By T. Ipek Ergenc and Seda Kizilel


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15. Synthesis, Characterization, Toxicity of Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications

By A. K. Pradhan, K. Zhang, M. Bahoura, J. Pradhan, P. Ravichandran, R. Gopikrishnan and G. T. Ramesh


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16. Nanopatterned Surfaces for Biomedical Applications

By Rebecca McMurray, Matthew J Dalby and Nikolaj Gadegaard


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17. Magnetic and Multifunctional Magnetic Nanoparticles in Nanomedicine: Challenges and Trends in Synthesis and Surface Engineering for Diagnostic and Therapy Applications

By Laudemir Carlos Varanda, Miguel Jafelicci Júnior and Watson Beck Júnior


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18. Ferromagnets-Based Multifunctional Nanoplatform for Targeted Cancer Therapy

By Valentyn Novosad and Elena A. Rozhkova


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19. Life Assessment of a Balloon-Expandable Stent for Atherosclerotic Renal Artery Stenosis

By Hao-Ming Hsiao, Michael D. Dake, Santosh Prabhu, Mahmood K. Razavi, Ying-Chih Liao and Alexander Nikanorov


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20. Synthesis and Characterisation of Styrene Butadiene Styrene Based Grafted Copolymers for Use in Potential Biomedical Applications

By James E. Kennedy and Clement L. Higginbotham


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21. Synthetic Strategies for Biomedical Polyesters Specialties

By Zinck Philippe


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22. Prevention of Biofilm Associated Infections and Degradation of Polymeric Materials Used in Biomedical Applications

By Peter Kaali, Emma Strömberg and Sigbritt Karlsson


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23. The Challenge of the Skin-Electrode Contact in Textile-enabled Electrical Bioimpedance, Measurements for Personalized Healthcare Monitoring Applications

By Fernando Seoane, Juan Carlos Marquez, Javier Ferreira, Ruben Buendia and Kaj Lindecrantz


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24. Project Alexander the Great: An Analytical Comprehensive Study on the Global Spread of Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering Education

By Ziad O. Abu-faraj


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