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Biotextiles as Medical Implants

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ISBN: 9781845694395
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Textiles play a vital role in the manufacture of various medical devices, including the replacement of diseased, injured or non-functioning organs within the body. Biotextiles as medical implants provides an invaluable single source of information on the main types of textile materials and products used for medical implants.

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     The first part of the book focuses on polymers, fibers and textile technologies, and these chapters discuss the manufacture, sterilization, properties and types of biotextiles used for medical applications, including nanofibers, resorbable polymers and shaped biotextiles. The chapters in part two provide a comprehensive discussion of a range of different clinical applications of biotextiles, including surgical sutures, arterial prostheses, stent grafts, percutaneous heart valves and drug delivery systems.

    This book provides a concise review of the technologies, properties and types of biotextiles used as medical devices. In addition, it addresses the biological dimension of how to design devices for different clinical applications, providing an invaluable reference for biomedical engineers of medical textiles, quality control and risk assessment specialists, as well as managers of regulatory affairs. The subject matter will also be of interest to professionals within the healthcare system including surgeons, nurses, therapists, sourcing and purchasing agents, researchers and students in different disciplines.

    Key Features

    • Provides an invaluable single source of information on the main types of textile materials and products used for medical implants
    • Addresses the technologies used and discusses the manufacture, properties and types of biotextiles
    • Examines applications of biotextiles as medical implants, including drug delivery systems and stent grafts and percutaneous heart valves

Additional Information
    Publisher Elsevier
    Binding Hardcover
    Size 15.82 x 4.42 x 24.23
    Year 2013
    Edition 1st edition
    Pages 704
    Author King
    Subject Textile
    About the Author

    Martin W. King is Professor of Biotextiles and Textile Technology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA, and Chaired Professor of Medical Textiles, Donghua University, Shanghai, China

    Dr Bhupender S. Gupta is Professor of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science at North Carolina State University, USA. Professor Gupta is internationally renowned for his research in textile science.

    Robert Guidoin is Professor of Surgery (Biomaterials) working in the CHU Research Centre oriented towards Regenerative Medicine, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada.

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