BMEN 6270 Biomaterials and Biocompatibility

Building upon the fundamental material presented in BMEN 323, this course discusses structure-property relationships for the metallic, polymeric, ceramic, and composite materials used in surgical implants. Factors involved in the design of implants and processes used in their manufacture are also presented. Various aspects of biocompatibility are discussed in terms of effects (such as corrosion and wear) that the host environment has on implant materials, effects that species released by degradation processes have on the host tissues, and test methods for the study of these effects.