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Biomaterials for artificial organs.


Biomaterials for artificial organs.

Ed. by Michael Lysaght and Thomas J. Webster.

Woodhead Publishing


298 pages



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Contributors from the materials and chemistry side and from the medicine and biology side survey commodity biomaterials and advanced and next generation biomaterials used in artificial organs. They cover membranes for oxygenators and plasma filters; titanium and cobalt-chromium alloys for hips and knees; polymeric joint bearing surfaces for total joint replacement; biomaterials for pacemakers, defibrillators and neurostimulators; mechanical and bioprosthetic heart valves; small intestinal submucosa and other decellularized 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 and ventricular assist devices; nanostructured biomaterials for artificial tissues and organs; and matrices for tissue engineering and regenerative medicines.

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Date:Apr 1, 2011
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