Materials and their biomedical applications

Min Wang, Bin Duan

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12 Scopus citations


Materials science and engineering provides the foundation for the development of new biomaterials and knowledges in biological and clinical sciences are essential for the successful biomaterials development. This article gives a concise presentation of the fundamentals of materials science and engineering and introduces basic concepts in biomaterials science. It further provides examples of materials applications in the medical field, including orthopedics, dentistry, cardiovascular, reconstructive plastic surgery and controlled release. Biomaterials for existing medical devices such as bioelectrodes and biosensors and for future endeavors such as cancer theranostics, bioprinting and organs-on-chip are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780128051443
ISBN (Print)9780128048290
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Amorphous
  • Biocompatibility
  • Biomaterial
  • Bond
  • Cardiovascular
  • Ceramic
  • Composite
  • Crystal structure
  • Crystalline
  • Dentistry
  • Drug delivery
  • Human body
  • Hydrogen bonding
  • Metal
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Polymer
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Tissue engineering
  • Wound healing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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