Biomedical Composites, Second Edition, provides revised, expanded, and updated content suitable for those active in the biomaterials and bioengineering field. Three new chapters cover modeling of biocomposites, 3D printing of customized scaffolds, and constructs and regulatory issues. Chapters from the first edition have been revised in order to provide up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of developments in the field.
Part One discusses the fundamentals of biocomposites, with Part Two detailing a wide range of applications of biocomposites. Chapters in Part Three discuss the biocompatibility, mechanical behavior, and failure of biocomposites, while the final section looks at the future for biocomposites.
Professor Luigi Ambrosio is the Director of the Institute for Composite and Biomedical Materials, Italy. He is a renowned scientist with expertise in biomedical composites and has published over 150 papers in international scientific journals and books, 16 patents, and over 250 presentations at international and national conferences.
Luigi Ambrosio received the doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering (1982) from the University of Naples "Federico II'. He was a Research Associate at the University of Naples (1983-1985), Research Associate at University of Connecticut, USA (1985-1986), and Visiting Scientist at Kontron Medical Inc., USA (1985- 1988). From 1989 he was appointed at the Institute of Composite and Biomedical Materials, CNR, as Research Scientist (1989-2002), Senior Research Scientist (2002-2003) and Research Director (2003-today). From September 1997 to 2004 he was Adjunct Professor in Biomaterials at the University of Connecticut, USA and Treasurer of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB). He is a member of the Advisory Board and Guest Editor of International and National Scientific Journals, Council Member of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB), Vice-President of the Italian Society of Biomaterials (SIB), President of the Interdisciplinary Biomaterials Group of the Italian Chemical Society and Past-President of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB). He has been nominated as a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (March 2001), and Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (May 2004).
Part 1 Introduction to biocomposites 1. Natural composites: structure-property relationships in bone, cartilage, ligament and tendons 2. Design and fabrication of biocomposites 3. Hard tissue applications of biocomposites 4. Soft tissue applications of biocomposites Part 2 Particular applications of biocomposites 5. Composite materials for bone repair 6. Composite coatings for implants and tissue engineering scaffolds 7. Composite materials for spinal implants 8. Composites for dental applications (New chapter: Composites of dense collagen gels as tissue models) 9. Acrylic bone cements for joint replacement 10. Composite materials for replacement of ligaments and tendons 11. Injectable composites for bone repair 12. Composite materials for hip joint prostheses 13. Harnessing the properties of fiber-reinforced composites in the design of tissue-engineered scaffolds 14. 3D printing of customized biocomposite scaffolds and structures Part 3 Biocompatibility, mechanical behaviour and failure of biocomposites 15. The challenge of biocompatibility evaluation of biocomposites 16. Cellular response to biocomposites 17. Testing the in vivo biocompatibility of biocomposites 18. The mechanics of biocomposites 19. Tribology of biocomposites 20. Fatigue behaviour of biocomposites 21. Modelling biocomposites Part 4 The future for biocomposites 22. Nanostructured biocomposites for tissue engineering scaffolds 23. Developing biocomposites as scaffolds in regenerative medicine 24. Developing targeted biocomposites in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine 25. Ethical issues affecting the use of biocomposites 26. Regulatory issues