Biomaterials Science 4th Edition

Elsevier is pleased to announce the publication of Biomaterials Science, 4th Edition, edited by Prof. William Wagner, Prof. Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, Prof. Guigen Zhang and Prof. Michael Yaszemski.

A special mention also to the founding editors, who worked closely with all involved to bring this new edition to fruition: Prof. Buddy Ratner, Prof. Allan Hoffman, Prof. Frederick Schoen and Prof. Jack Lemons. Congratulations on this incredible cornerstone title!
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The revised edition of the renowned and bestselling title is the most comprehensive single text on all aspects of biomaterials science from principles to applications. Biomaterials Science, fourth edition, provides a balanced, insightful approach to both the learning of the science and technology of biomaterials and acts as the key reference for practitioners who are involved in the applications of materials in medicine.
This new edition incorporates key updates to reflect the latest relevant research in the field, particularly in the applications section, which includes the latest in topics such as nanotechnology, robotic implantation, and biomaterials utilized in cancer research detection and therapy. Other additions include regenerative engineering, 3D printing, personalized medicine and organs on a chip.
Translation from the lab to commercial products is emphasized with new content dedicated to medical device development, global issues related to translation, and issues of quality assurance and reimbursement. In response to customer feedback, the new edition also features consolidation of redundant material to ensure clarity and focus. Biomaterials Science, 4th edition is an important update to the best-selling text, vital to the biomaterials’ community.