Table of Contents

Preface; Organizing Committee; CONTENTS; Contributor Contact Details; PART I. General; PART II. Tissue Engineering; PART III. Polymeric Biomaterials; PART IV. Metallic Biomaterials; PART V. Bioceramics; PART VI. Drug Delivery System; PART VII. Biomechanics; PART VIII. Evaluation and Standardization. This book is a compilation of the contributions by the outstanding scientists who attended the 1st Asian Biomaterials Congress. The 1st Asian Biomaterials Congress is the first integrated meeting on Asian biomaterials and was held in Tsukuba from 6 - 8 December 2007. The book showcases the latest and research developments in biomaterials and tissue engineering in Asia. It provides an overview of the recent advances of metallic, ceramic and polymeric materials, their composites, biomechanics, and bio-nanotechnology. It also includes the applications of biomaterials, including implantable medica.