Guigen Zhang, F. Joseph Halcomb III, M.D. Endowed Chair and Chair of the F. Joseph Halcomb III, M.D. Department of Biomedical Engineering in the University of Kentucky College of Engineering, is part of a team of renowned editors who have brought to life the fourth edition of "Biomaterials Science--An Introduction to Materials in Medicine." (ISBN: 978-0-12-816137-1)
The revised edition of this authoritative and bestselling title is the most comprehensive single text on all aspects of biomaterials science, from principles to applications. It provides a balanced, insightful approach to both the learning of the science and technology of biomaterials and acts as the key reference for practitioners who are involved in the applications of materials in medicine.
This new edition incorporates key updates to reflect the latest relevant research in the field, particularly in the applications section, which includes the latest in topics such as nanotechnology, robotic implantation and biomaterials utilized in cancer research detection and therapy. Other additions include regenerative engineering, 3D printing, personalized medicine and organs on a chip. Translation from the lab to commercial products is emphasized with new content dedicated to medical device development, global issues related to translation and issues of quality assurance and reimbursement.
The first three editions of this authoritative text were by four founding editors, consisting of Buddy D. Ratner, Allan S. Hoffman, Frederick J Schoen and Jack E. Lemons. This fourth edition marks the transition in editorship to four new editors, including William R Wagner, Shelly E. Sakiyama-Elbert, Guigen Zhang and Michael J. Yaszemski.
This important update is vital to the biomaterials community, including the Materials Science and Engineering and Biomedical Engineering undergraduate & graduate students and post-docs, academic and professional researchers in research and development and clinical practice and researchers in life and biological sciences and mechanical engineering.