Characterization of Polymeric Biomaterials presents a comprehensive introduction on the topic before discussing the morphology and surface characterization of biomedical polymers. The structural, mechanical, and biological characterization is described in detail, followed by invaluable case studies of polymer biomaterial implants.
With comprehensive coverage of both theoretical and experimental information, this title will provide scientists with an essential guide on the topic of these materials which are regularly used for clinical applications, such as implants and drug delivery devices. However, a range of novel polymers and the development and modification of existing medical polymers means that there is an ongoing need to satisfy particular design requirements. This book explains the critical and fundamentals methods to characterize polymer materials for biomedical applications.
Maria Cristina Tanzi was Full Professor of Industrial Bioengineering at the Department of Bioengineering and Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering 'G. Natta' of Politecnico di Milano, Italy; retired on March 1st, 2014. In May 2008 she was nominated a member of The International College of Fellows of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (ICF-BSE). Her main research interests comprise the development and characterization of natural and synthetic polymers and scaffolds for biomedical applications. She published more than 250 scientific papers and she is author of several Italian and international Patents on monomers and polymers for environmental, pharmaceutical and biomedical application. Silvia Fare is Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering 'G. Natta' of Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Her research interests comprise the synthesis and characterization of polymeric materials, with special reference to biomedical applications, tissue engineering and cell/drug release. She has published 80 scientific papers; more than 100 contributions to scientific meetings and is the author of Italian and International Patents.
Part 1: Characterization of Morphology of Polymeric Biomaterials 1. Characterization of 2D polymeric biomaterial structures or Surfaces 2. Characterization of 3D porous structures Part 2: Surface characterization 3. Wettability and contact angle of polymeric biomaterials 4. Spectroscopy (XPS, SIMS, TOF-SIMS) and energy Dispersive Spectroscopy for polymeric biomaterials Part 3: Structure analysis 5. Molecular weight of polymers used in biomedical applications 6. Characterization of thermal and cristallinity properties of polymer biomaterials 7. NMR, FT-IR and Raman characterization of polymer biomaterials Part 4: Mechanical properties 8. Static and uniaxial characterization of polymer biomaterials 9. Dynamico-mechanical characterization of polymer biomaterials 10. Rheometry of polymer bionaterials 11. Surface mechanical properties of biomaterials Part 5: Biological characterization 12. In vitro interaction of polymeric biomaterials with cells (static) 13. Interaction of polymeric biomaterials with Bacteria (static) 14. In vitro dynamic interactions of polymeric biomaterials (elementary) Part 6: Case studies 15. Traditional" polymer medical devices: ex vivo analysis 16. Collagen hydrogel-based scaffolds for vascular vessel regeneration: mechanical and viscoelastic characterization 17. Polymer scaffolds for bone regeneration