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Physics and Chemistry

Edited by Rosario Pignatello

University of Catania, Italy

These contribution books collect reviews and original articles from eminent experts working in the interdisciplinary arena of biomaterial development and use. From their direct and recent experience, the readers can achieve a wide vision on the new and ongoing potentialities of different synthetic and engineered biomaterials. Contributions were selected not based on a direct market or clinical interest, but based on results coming from very fundamental studies. This too will allow to gain a more general view of what and how the various biomaterials can do and work for, along with the methodologies necessary to design, develop and characterize them, without the restrictions necessarily imposed by industrial or profit concerns. The chapters have been arranged to give readers an organized view of this research area. In particular, this book contains 25 chapters related to recent researches on new and known materials, with a particular attention to their physical, mechanical and chemical characterization, along with biocompatibility and hystopathological studies. Readers will be guided inside the range of disciplines and design methodologies used to develope biomaterials possessing the physical and biological properties needed for specific medical and clinical applications.

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BiomaterialsPhysics and ChemistryEdited by Rosario Pignatello

Published: November 14th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/914

ISBN: 978-953-307-418-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4403-8

Copyright year: 2011

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66674 Total Chapter Downloads

65 Crossref Citations

191 Web of Science Citations

215 Dimensions Citations


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1. Galectins: Structures, Binding Properties and Function in Cell Adhesion

By Christiane E. Römer and Lothar Elling


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2. Biomaterials and Epithesis, Our Experience in Maxillo Facial Surgery

By G. Fini, L.M. Moricca, A. Leonardi, S. Buonaccorsi and V. Pellacchia


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3. Nanostructural Chemically Bonded Ca-Aluminate Based Bioceramics

By Leif Hermansson


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4. Ulvan: A Versatile Platform of Biomaterials from Renewable Resources

By Federica Chiellini and Andrea Morelli


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5. Silanization with APTES for Controlling the Interactions Between Stainless Steel and Biocomponents: Reality vs Expectation

By Jessem Landoulsi, Michel J. Genet, Karim El Kirat, Caroline Richard, Sylviane Pulvin and Paul G. Rouxhet


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6. Human Dentin as Novel Biomaterial for Bone Regeneration

By Masaru Murata, Toshiyuki Akazawa, Masaharu Mitsugi, In-Woong Um, Kyung-Wook Kim and Young-Kyun Kim


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7. Comparative Metal Ion Binding to Native and Chemically Modified Datura innoxia Immobilized Biomaterials

By Gary D. Rayson and Patrick A. Williams


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8. Decellularization, Stabilization and Functionalization of Collagenous Tissues Used as Cardiovascular Biomaterials

By Birzabith Mendoza-Novelo and Juan Valerio Cauich-Rodríguez


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9. Research on Mg-Zn-Ca Alloy as Degradable Biomaterial

By B.P. Zhang, Y. Wang and L. Geng


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10. Biomechanical Properties of Synovial Fluid in/Between Peripheral Zones of Articular Cartilage

By Miroslav Petrtyl, Jaroslav Lisal and Jana Danesova


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11. Charge Transport and Electrical Switching in Composite Biopolymers

By Gabriel Katana and Wycliffe Kipnusu


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12. Biomimetic Materials as Potential Medical Adhesives – Composition and Adhesive Properties of the Material Coating the Cuvierian Tubules Expelled by Holothuria dofleinii

By Yong Y. Peng, Veronica Glattauer, Timothy D. Skewes, Jacinta F. White, Kate M. Nairn, Andrew N. McDevitt, Christopher M. Elvin, Jerome A. Werkmeister, Lloyd D. Graham and John A.M. Ramshaw


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13. Mechanical and Biological Properties of Bio-Inspired Nano-Fibrous Elastic Materials from Collagen

By Nobuhiro Nagai, Ryosuke Kubota, Ryohei Okahashi and Masanobu Munekata


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14. In Silico Study of Hydroxyapatite and Bioglass®: How Computational Science Sheds Light on Biomaterials

By Marta Corno, Fabio Chiatti, Alfonso Pedone and Piero Ugliengo


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15. The Use of Vibration Principles to Characterize the Mechanical Properties of Biomaterials

By Osvaldo H. Campanella, Hartono Sumali, Behic Mert and Bhavesh Patel


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16. The Effects of Endurance Running Training on Young Adult Bone: Densitometry vs. Biomaterial Properties

By Tsang-Hai Huang, Ming-Yao Chang, Kung-Tung Chen, Sandy S. Hsieh and Rong-Sen Yang


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17. Effect of the Er, Cr: YSGG Laser Parameters on Shear Bond Strength and Microstructure on Human Dentin Surface

By Eun Mi Rhim, Sungyoon Huh, Duck Su Kim, Sun-Young Kim, Su-Jin Ahn, Kyung Lhi Kang and Sang Hyuk Park


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18. Elaboration and Characterization of Calcium Phosphate Biomaterial for Biomedical Applications

By Foued Ben Ayed


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19. Fracture Mechanisms of Biodegradable PLA and PLA/PCL Blends

By Mitsugu Todo and Tetsuo Takayama


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20. Cell Adhesion and Spreading on an Intrinsically Anti-Adhesive PEG Biomaterial

By Marga C. Lensen, Vera A. Schulte and Mar Diez


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21. A Preliminary In Vivo Study on the Histocompatibility of Silk Fibroin

By Lu Yan, Zhao Xia, Shao Zhengzhong, Cao Zhengbing and Cai Lihui


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22. Histopatological Effect Characteristics of Various Biomaterials and Monomers Used in Polymeric Biomaterial Production

By Serpil Ünver Saraydin and Dursun Saraydin


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23. Facial Remodelling and Biomaterial

By G. Fini, L.M. Moricca, A. Leonardi, S. Buonaccorsi and V. Pellacchia


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24. Biomaterials in Urology - Beyond Drug Eluting and Degradable - A Rational Approach to Ureteral Stent Design

By Dirk Lange, Chelsea N. Elwood and Ben H. Chew


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25. Candida Biofilms on Oral Biomaterials

By Philippe Courtois


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