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Biotextiles as Medical Implants (Hardcover)

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By M. W. King (Editor), B. S. Gupta (Editor), R. Guidoin (Editor)
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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. 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.

About the Author

Martin King is Professor of Biotextiles and Textile Technology at North Carolina State University. Over the last seventeen years, he has also been Visiting Professor in the Department of Surgery and the Quebec Biomaterials Institute at Laval University, Canada. His primary research interests are in the areas of biotextiles, biomaterials science, and implantable devices.

Bhupender S. Gupta is Professor Emeritus of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science at North Carolina State University. 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, Canada.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781845694395
ISBN-10: 1845694392
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Publication Date: October 31st, 2013
Pages: 704
Language: English
Series: Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles