Degradation Phenomena on Polymeric Biomaterials

Editors: Planck, Heinrich, Dauner, Martin, Renardy, Monika (Eds.)

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Tradi tionally, the International lTV - Conferences on Biomate­ rials are focussing on problems in Biomedical Engineering, problems, which are still unsolved, of main interest, and which are of interdisciplinary character. In 1983, the Division of Biomedical Engineering of the Institute of Textile Technology and Chemical Engineering, Denkendorf, started wi th a conference about the use of polyurethanes in biomedicine. Three years later,. in 1986, progress in development and use of polyurethanes was selected as conference topic. It had to be realized that degradation problems were still dominating the discussions. The main discussion topics were: What are the causes for the degradation? How can one prevent them? What are the degradation products, and do they affect the human body? How can one simu­ late the degradation? How can one accelerate the in vitro tests and how can the results predict the in vivo behaviour of the material? How do in vitro tests correlate with animal tests and the behaviour in the human body? At the third conference in 1989, the speakers focused on the use of textiles in medicine. Again the problem of degradation was discussed intensively and demonstrated by the failure of textile implants, the degradation of aramide polymers or the degradation of resorbable suture materials. The examples make clear, that degradation may be a desired or undesired property of an implant.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Testing of Pur-Biomaterials for Enzymaticauy Induced Degradation: An in Vitro Study

    Pages 1-8

    Glasmacher-Seiler, B. (et al.)

  • Chemical Alteration of Biomer™ as a Result of Oxidative Degradation

    Pages 9-23

    Tyler, Bonnie J. (et al.)

  • In-Vitro Degradation Test for Screening of Biomaterials

    Pages 25-36

    Welling, C. (et al.)

  • The Biodegradation of Nondegradable Polymers

    Pages 37-58

    Stokes, K. B. (et al.)

  • A Comparison of In Vivo Degradation of Novel Polyurethanes with Performance in In Vitro Accelerated Tests

    Pages 59-66

    Brandwood, A. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Degradation Phenomena on Polymeric Biomaterials
Editors
  • Heinrich Planck
  • Martin Dauner
  • Monika Renardy
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-77563-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-77563-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-55548-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-77565-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 197
Number of Illustrations
54 b/w illustrations
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