Table of Contents

Introduction to biomaterials / Susmita Bose, Amit Bandyopadhyay.
Physical and chemical characterization of biomaterials / T.S. Sampath Kumar.
Mechanical characterization of biomaterials / Ryan K. Roeder.
Surface characterization of biomaterials / Huaiyu Wang, Paul K. Chu.
In vitro characterization of cell-biomaterials interactions / Y.M. Thasneem, Chandra P. Sharma.
Characterization of bacteria-biomaterial interactions, from a single cell to biofilms / Nehal I. Abu-Lail, Haluk Beyenal.
In vitro characterization of biomaterials / Samit K. Nandi, Subhasish Biswas.
Structural and biological characterization of scaffolds / Julia Will, Rainer Detsch, Aldo R. Boccaccini.
Mechanical properties of bioceramic coatings on medical implants / Mangal Roy, Amit Bandyopadhyay, Susmita Bose.
Characterization of orthopaedic devices / Imran Khan, Malcolm Naylor, Gautam Gupta.
Characterization of cardiovascular implantable devices / Ming H. Wu, Hengchu Cao. The field of biomaterials is maturing as it expands beyond the first generation of general 'biomaterials' reference works. Demand for more specialized books is the necessary parallel. Today the field is inherently interdisciplinary, involving researchers from biology, materials science, tissue engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry, and physics. Such diversity creates an inherent problem - specifically in understanding the diverse universe of relevant characterization techniques that are needed to analyze and comprehend the characteristics of different biomaterials.