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Polymeric Materials for Biomedical Implants
Characterization, Properties, and Applications
1st Edition - January 19, 2024
Editors: Sabu Thomas, Abhimanyu Tharayil
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Polymeric Materials for Biomedical Implants: Characterization, Properties, and Applications offers a comprehensive guide to the various polymers utilized in the development and application of biomedical implants. These materials possess unique properties which make them ideal for use in biomedical implants, including their high degree of flexibility, ease of fabrication, non-magnetic and radio transparent properties for medical imaging, and ease of engineering for biocompatibility. The book thoroughly reviews the properties, characterization and a broad range of applications of polymeric materials in biomedical implants, bringing all key information on this important topic together under a single reference.
The book's chapters cover vital topics for the development of polymeric biomedical implants, including biomaterial-tissue interactions, mechanical and surface property requirements for different implants, as well as market and ethical issues. This will be a useful reference for academics and researchers working in materials science, biomedical engineering, regenerative medicine and pharmacology, as well as R&D groups developing biomedical implants.
Helps the reader make an informed choice when selecting polymeric materials for use in biomedical implants
Covers a broad range of applications of biomedical implants, including cancer therapy, orthopedics, cardiovascular, biosensing and wound healing
Emphasizes the importance of biocompatibility, with chapters covering toxicity and degradation aspects, as well as biomaterial-tissue interactions and the foreign body response
Researchers and academics in the fields of materials science, biomedical engineering, pharmacology and regenerative medicine, R&D groups developing biomedical implants
1. Introduction to polymer materials for implants
2. Characterization of polymers in biomedical implants
3. Polymer nanocomposites in biomedical implants
4. Introduction to inflammation and other foreign body response to medical implants
5. Polymer implants for gene and drug delivery
6. Polymers in wound dressing
7. Polymers as medical adhesives and sutures
8. Polymeric nanoparticles in cancer therapy
9. Polymers in dentistry
10. Polymers for IOL systems
11. Polymer implants for cardiovascular application
12. Polymers in maxillofacial prosthodontics
13. Polymers for burn dressings and skin substitutes
14. Polymers for implantable bioartificial pancreas
15. Polymers and composites for peripheral nerve repair
16. Polymers and blood interactions
17. The medical device market and ethical issues of implants
18. Additive manufacturing of polymeric implants
19. Sterilization of polymeric biomaterials
20. Toxicity and degradation of polymeric implants
No. of pages: 750
Published: January 19, 2024
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Paperback ISBN: 9780323996907
Prof. Sabu Thomas is one of India’s most renowned scientists known for his contributions in polymer science and nanotechnology. He is a scientist, administrator and a teacher of national and international students. He joined Cochin University of Science and Technology, India, to pursue his bachelor’s degree in polymer science and rubber technology.
He went on to complete his Ph. D. at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. After attaining industrial experience, he returned to Mahatma Gandhi University, India, as a lecturer. He currently serves as the Vice Chancellor of the Mahatma Gandhi University.
He has guided over 116 Ph. D students. He has received several national and international awards for best researcher and is a member of numerous scientific bodies and committees. He has been honoured with honorary doctorates from University of South Brittany, France; University of Lorraine, France and Siberian Federal University, Russia. He has authored more than 1,200 research publications and 156 books. He has been ranked 114th in the list of the world’s best scientists (Stanford University, USA). He was also selected for the DST Nanomission award 2020. He received Honorary Professorship from Siberian Federal University in 2020. Last year he was honoured with C.N.R Rao Award Prize Lecture in Advanced Materials by Materials Research Society of India (MRSI). He was elected as the Foreign Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc)-2019. In 2022 he was honoured the Bailey Medal Award and in 2021 was awarded the Kairali Lifetime Research Award 2021 by the Kerala government.
Affiliations and expertise
Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India
Abhimanyu Tharayil completed his Ph. D from IIT Kanpur, India in the field of medical implants. Prior to his doctoral studies he worked on electrospinning of polymers in his Master’s. He has published research articles, review articles in peer reviewed journals and book chapters with reputed publishers. He has given invited lectures in the field of biomaterials and has conducted and attended conferences in that field. He is also an independent and certified operator of SEM, XRD, DMA, Micro injection molding, UTM, Electrospinning apparatus etc. He has served as the student president of Indian Institute of metals, Kanpur chapter during his doctoral studies. Presently, he is working as a researcher with Dr Sabu Thomas. His specialized areas of research are biomaterials for medical implants, polymer synthesis, polymer nanocomposites and electrospinning.
Affiliations and expertise
Postdoc Researcher, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India