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By Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski

Showcasing rising learn and expertise within the box, Lewandrowski (fellow, spinal surgical procedure, Cleveland health center) offers descriptions of a brand new new release of fabrics and units able to particular organic interactions to reinforce spinal fusion, from biodegradable implants and advances in drug supply to recombinant DNA options, bioreactors, stem cellphone isolation, and second and 3D scaffolds for cells. The ebook offers with concerns within the collection of right biomaterials that handle biocompatibility and biostability, particular biomaterials and their physiochemical and mechanical characterizations. matters on the topic of criteria in analytical method and quality controls also are mentioned. members come from fields starting from the fundamental sciences, corresponding to polymer chemistry, to extra utilized disciplines, akin to chemical engineering, orthopedics, and pharmaceutics. B&w drawings and scientific pictures are integrated.

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