Biomaterials have been at the forefront of discussions regarding medical
advances with noticeable success in heart valve replacement, hip implants, dental
applications and contact lenses offering benefits such as encouraging adhesion
and healing. Fundamental to this continued development is the understanding
of how cells respond to different biomaterials, results of which enable targeting
to specific medical applications.
Cellular response to biomaterials from Woodhead
Publishing provides the reader with up-to-date information regarding the
response of cells to wide range of polymers and ceramics with specific examination
of degradable polymers and biocompatibility. The benefits of a heightened awareness
of cell responses have been recognised in the field of regenerative medicine
with chapters detailing biomaterial applications in vascular grafts and muscle
regeneration as well as in the repair of peripheral nerves.
Concluding chapters of the book examine the effect of surfaces and proteins
on cell responses including the influence of proteins on bone cell adhesion
and degradation of coatings and bone substitutes. This valuable new title comprehensively
reviews the field of biomaterials and assesses cell responses and direct applications
for use within the medical industry.
With its distinguished editor and team of international contributors Cellular
response to biomaterials will be an essential read for those researching or
studying medical devises in industry and academia.