The biological environment for bioresorbable materials

D. Lickorish, N. Zebardast, J. E. Davies

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDegradation Rate of Bioresorbable Materials
Subtitle of host publicationPrediction and Evaluation
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781845693299
StatePublished - Sep 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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