Biomaterials Science (4th Ed.)
An Introduction to Materials in Medicine

Coordinators: Wagner William, Sakiyama-Elbert Shelly, Zhang Guigen, Yaszemski Michael

Language: Anglais

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Biomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine, Fourth Edition is the most comprehensive text on biomaterials science, from principles to applications. It provides a balanced, insightful approach to both the learning of the science and technology of biomaterials, acting as a key reference for practitioners involved in the applications of materials in medicine. In this new edition, there are key updates to reflect the latest relevant research in the field, particularly in applications in 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.

Based on customer feedback, the new edition also features a consolidation of redundant material to ensure clarity and focus. Where appropriate, end-of-chapter exercises have been included with online solutions available.



  • Provides the most comprehensive coverage of principles and applications of all classes of biomaterials
  • Edited and contributed by the best-known figures in the biomaterials field today; fully endorsed and supported by the Society for Biomaterials
  • Fully revised and updated to address issues of translation, nanotechnology, additive manufacturing, organs on chip, precision medicine, and much more
  • Includes learning exercises at the end of each chapter

Part 1: Materials Science and Engineering 1. Properties of Materials 2. Classes of Materials Used in Medicine

Part 2: Biology and Medicine 3. Some Background Concepts 4. Host Reaction to Biomaterials and Their Evaluation 5. Biological Testing of Biomaterials 6. Degradation of Materials in the Biological Environment 7. Applications of Biomaterials 8. Applications of Biomaterials in Functional Tissue Engineering

Part 3: Practical Aspects of Biomaterials 9. Implants, Devices, and Biomaterials: Special Considerations 10. Translation

Materials science and engineering and Biomedical Engineering undergraduate & graduate students and post-docs, Academic and professional researchers in R&D and clinical practice. Also applicable to life and biological sciences and mechanical engineering.
William Wagner, PhD
Director of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine & Professor of Surgery, Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
William R. Wagner is the Director of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine as well as a Professor of Surgery, Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He also currently serves as Chairman of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) - Americas, the Deputy Director of the NSF Engineering Research Center on “Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials” and Chief Scientific Officer of the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Professor Wagner is the Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of one of the leading biomaterials and biomedical engineering journals, Acta Biomaterialia, and currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Organogenesis, Experimental Biology & Medicine, and the Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Wagner is a past president of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO; 2010-2011) and has served on the Executive Board of the International Federation of Artificial Organs (IFAO). He is a fellow and former vice president of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE; 2000) and has been elected a fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (2007), the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering (2008), the American Heart Association (2001) and TERMIS (2015). He has served as Chairman for the Gordon Research Conference on Biomaterials: Biocompatibility & Tissue Engineering as well as for the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, ASAIO, and the First World Congress of TERMIS. He was previously recognized by selection to the “Scientific American 50”, the magazine’s annual list recognizing leaders in science and te