- Hardcover: 242 pages
- Publisher: Artech House (29 Feb. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1596932406
- ISBN-13: 978-1596932401
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 18.4 x 25.4 cm
- See Complete Table of Contents
Haemocompatibility--Processes in Which Biomaterials Are in Contact with Biofluids. Stents. Heart Valves. Dialysis Machines. Design Issues Involving Suppression of Biomacromolecule Absorption or Selective Adsorption.
Lubrication--Materials Acting as Lubricants Between Solid Surfaces. Tribology of the Surfaces. Wear Issues. Particle Release from Prostheses. Mechanical Fatigue.
Cells and Tissues--Biocompatibility with Hard and Soft Tissues. Protein Adsorption and Desorption. Information Flow Between Surface and Cell. Immune Cell Response and Behavior. Assimilation Issues. Infection Risks.
Drug Delivery Surfaces--General Properties of Nano- and Microporous Drug Delivery Materials. Percolation Theory. Interactions of Drug Delivery Particles and Biological Media.
Prospects for Smart and Nano Materials--Smart Surfaces. Interactions Between Cells/Tissues and Adaptive Nano Materials.