Introduction; Classes of materials used in medicine: metals, polymers, FRPs, fabrics, nanocomposites, bioresorbable and bioerodable materials, ceramics, glasses; Host reactions to biomaterials: biocompatibility, implant associated infection; Testing of biomaterials: in vitro assessment, in vivo assessment, blood materials interactions; Design of materials for biomedical application: Cardiovascular, dental implants, orthopedic application, skin, ophthalmologic applications, wound healing, sutures, biomedical and biosensors; Implantation techniques for soft tissue and hard tissue replacements; Problems and possible solutions in implant fixation; Failure analysis of medical devices and implants.
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