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Physics and Chemistry - New Edition

Edited by Rosario Pignatello

University of Catania, Italy


This contribution book collects five among reviews and original articles from eminent experts working in the interdisciplinary area of biomaterial synthesis and application. From their direct and recent experience, the readers can access the novel and ongoing potentialities of different synthetic and engineered biomaterials. Contributions reflect the fundamental studies, with a particular attention to the physico-chemical mechanical characterization of biomaterials, along with biocompatibility studies and potential clinical use. After an introductory chapter on the question of storage stability for biomaterial-based devices and products and for polymeric nanomedicines, a first review deals with the use and commercial sources of hydroxyapatite in tissue engineering and other biomedical applications. A study follows on optical fiber laser marking on the properties of stainless steel in implant manufacturing. Two other reviews, respectively, focused on the approaches to prevent or treat the effects of calcification that occurs in vivo on biomaterial-based implants and on the encapsulation of pancreatic islet cells for the treatment of type I diabetes will be presented. Finally, an overview on the physical bases and application in biomaterial science of the spray-drying process will close the volume. This setting will allow to achieve a general view of how classical and novel biomaterials can be applied, along with the methodologies necessary to design, develop, and characterize them, without the restrictions necessarily imposed by industrial or profit concerns. Readers will be apprised about the methodologies used to develop biomaterials possessing the physical and biological properties needed for specific medical and clinical applications.

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BiomaterialsPhysics and Chemistry - New EditionEdited by Rosario Pignatello

Published: May 2nd 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69128

ISBN: 978-1-78923-065-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-064-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-376-5

Copyright year: 2018

Books open for chapter submissions

9419 Total Chapter Downloads

14 Crossref Citations

7 Web of Science Citations

38 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Reduce the Gap from Bench to Bedside for Nanomedicines Increasing the Stability to Long-Term Storage

By Teresa Musumeci and Rosario Pignatello


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2. Spray Drying: An Overview

By Daniel Santos, Ana Colette Maurício, Vitor Sencadas, José Domingos Santos, Maria H. Fernandes and Pedro S. Gomes


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3. Calcification of Biomaterials and Diseased States

By Jenna Mosier, Nancy Nguyen, Kadie Parker and Chartrisa LaShan Simpson


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4. Physical Protection of Pancreatic Islets for Transplantation

By Sarah Lee, Mayilone Sathialingam, Michael Alexander and Jonathan Lakey


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5. Electrochemical Characterization of an Optical Fiber Laser- Treated Biomaterial

By Eurico Felix Pieretti, Olandir Vercíno Corrêa, Marina Fuser Pillis and Maurício David Martins das Neves


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6. Tuned Hydroxyapatite Materials for Biomedical Applications

By Ewerton Gomes Vieira, Thátila Wanessa da Silva Vieira, Marcos Pereira da Silva, Marcus Vinicius Beserra dos Santos, Carla Adriana Rodrigues de Sousa Brito, Roosevelt Delano de Sousa Bezerra, Ana Cristina Vasconcelos Fialho, Josy Anteveli Osajima and Edson Cavalcanti da Silva Filho


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