Chapter 1. Fundamentals of Biomaterials and Biocompatibility

  1. Bikramjit Basu1,
  2. Dhirendra S. Katti2 and
  3. Ashok Kumar2
  1. Bikramjit Basu and
  2. Shekhar Nath

Published Online: 6 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470891315.ch1

Advanced Biomaterials: Fundamentals, Processing, and Applications

Advanced Biomaterials: Fundamentals, Processing, and Applications

How to Cite

Basu, B. and Nath, S. (2009) Fundamentals of Biomaterials and Biocompatibility, in Advanced Biomaterials: Fundamentals, Processing, and Applications (eds B. Basu, D. S. Katti and A. Kumar), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470891315.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur-208016, UP, India

  2. 2

    Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur-208016, UP, India

Author Information

  1. Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur-208016, UP, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470193402

Online ISBN: 9780470891315

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Keywords:

  • fundamentals of biomaterials and biocompatibility;
  • cell- material interactions - interaction between biomaterials and natural tissues;
  • experimental evaluation of biocompatibility - in vitro and in vivo tests

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview

  • Introduction

  • Some Useful Definitions and Their Implications

  • Cell–Material Interactions

  • Experimental Evaluation of Biocompatibility

  • Steps for Characterizations of Biomaterials

  • Broad Overview of Fundamentals Section

  • References