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.