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Smart Biomaterials

Series: NIMS Monographs

Ebara, M., Kotsuchibashi, Y., Narain, R., Idota, N., Kim, Y.-J., Hoffman, J.M., Uto, K., Aoyagi, T.

2014, X, 373 p. 118 illus., 107 illus. in color.

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  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the principles and applications of all classes of smart biomaterials
  • Introduces key new topics including shape memory materials
  • Serves as a catalyst for new research to lead the field in the coming decade
This book provides comprehensive coverage of smart biomaterials and their potential applications, a field that is developing at a very rapid pace. Because smart biomaterials are an emerging class of biomaterials that respond to small changes in external stimuli with large discontinuous changes in their physical properties, they have been designed to act as an “on–off” switch for, among others, bioseparation, immunoanalysis, drug delivery technologies, gene therapy, diagnostics, biosensors, and artificial muscles. After an introduction to the topic and the history of smart biomaterials, the author gives the reader an in-depth look at the properties, mechanics, and characterization of smart biomaterials including hydrogels, particles, assemblies, surfaces, fibers, and conjugates. Information on the wide range of applications for these materials follows, including drug delivery, tissue engineering, diagnostics, biosensors, bioseparation, and actuators. In addition, recent advances in shape memory biomaterials as active components of medical devices are also presented.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Bioseparation - Drug Delivery - Hydrogels - Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) - Shape Memory - Stimuli-responsive - Temperature-responsive Surfaces - Tissue Engineering

Related subjects » Biomaterials - Human Genetics - Materials - Nanotechnology - Polymer Science

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