By Véronique Migonney
Came upon within the twentieth century, biomaterials have contributed to a few of the impressive clinical and technological developments made in fresh many years. This e-book introduces and info the tenets of biomaterials, their relevance in a diverse fields, useful purposes in their items, and strength developments of the years yet to come. A complete source, the textual content covers the explanations that sure homes of biomaterials give a contribution to precise purposes, and scholars and researchers will enjoy this exhaustive textbook.
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Because all the biomaterials are intended to be placed in contact with biological species for short or long periods, then have to respond to defined properties which can be summarized by the word “biocompatibility” which will be developed in Chapter 4. 3. 1. Introduction What differentiates a biomaterial from a medical device? In medical applications, biomaterials are rarely used simply as a material and are more commonly integrated into more or less complex devices considered as medical devices.
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Treatment: nanomaterials improve the targeting of therapeutic agents, allow a precise therapeutic follow-up and a more precise drug or gene delivery, surface modification, and allow decreasing the doses therapeutic agents. The benefits are numerous: diagnosis is more precise and less expensive, the detection threshold is improved and pathologies are detected earlier, imaging is more successful, targeting is more efficient and specific, surgery is less invasive, secondary effects are lowered. This explains why the medical specialities, which already use, or will use in future, nanotechnologies are mainly, the 24 Biomaterials oncologists, the specialists of metabolic diseases, of infectious diseases, of cardiology and haematology, neurodegenerative disease.