Implantation of biomaterials triggers a number of interrelated physiological processes aimed at protecting the body from the foreign material. Depending on the specific material and application, this response may be undesirable.In order to generate the most appropriate tissue response for a given application, the biomedical engineer should be cognizant of the many ways in which the biological environment will interact with their material. An understanding of the processes described in this chapter will facilitate appropriate biomaterial design and implementation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)