This book is devoted to different sides of Biomedical Engineering and its applications in science and Industry. The covered topics include the Patient safety in medical technology management, Biomedical Optics and Lasers, Biomaterials, Rehabilitat, Ion Technologies, Therapeutic Lasers & Skin Welding Applications, Biomedical Instrument Aopplication and Biosensor and their principles.
Undergraduate biomedical engineering programs and curricula are being rapidly
developed across the United States. We perceive a correspondingly increasing
need for biomedical engineering textbooks specifically designed for undergraduate
readers. Many educators have come to appreciate that physiology and
biology are not narrow, specialized applications to be ‘‘tacked onto’’ an engineering
curriculum, but are instead rich subjects that can naturally elicit and
benefit from the kinds of creative problem-solving and quantitative analyses
that are hallmarks of engineering.
In these days, it is impossible to think an area of knowledge that can keep on
developing without the make a collaboration in interdisiplinary fields.
Biomedcal Engineering is an interdisiplinary field that advances knowledge in
engineering, biology and medicine, and enhances people health through crossdisciplinary
actions that merge the all of the engineering disiplines with the
biomedical branch and clinical practice.
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This innovative book integrates the disciplines of biomedical science, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, physiological engineering, and hospital management technology. Herein, Biomedical science covers topics on disease pathways, models and treatment mechanisms, and the roles of red palm oil and phytomedicinal plants in reducing HIV and diabetes complications by enhancing antioxidant activity.
This contribution book is a collection of reviews and original articles from eminent experts working in the multi- and interdisciplinary arena of biomaterials, ranging from their design to novel uses. From their personal experience, the readers can obtain a stimulating foresight on the potentialities of different synthetic and engineered biomaterials. 21 chapters have been organized to illustrate different aspects of biomaterials science.
Current clinical technologies, especially donor transplants and artificial organs, have
been excellent life-saving and life-extending therapies to treat patients who need
to reconstitute diseased or devastated organs or tissues as a result of an accident,
trauma, and cancer, or to correct congenital structural anomalies. For long, most
scientists and clinicians believed that damaged or lost tissues could only be replaced
by organ transplantation or with totally artificial parts.
In all different areas in biomedical engineering, the ultimate objectives in research and education are to improve the quality life, reduce the impact of disease on the everyday life of individuals, and provide an appropriate infrastructure to promote and enhance the interaction of biomedical engineering researchers. This book is prepared in two volumes to introduce recent advances in different areas of biomedical engineering such as biomaterials, cellular engineering, biomedical devices, nanotechnology, and biomechanics.
In 1959, Richard P. Feynman, Professor of Physics at the California Institute of
Technology and Nobel Laureate, delivered an address at the American Physical
Society, which is given the credit for inspiring the field of nanotechnology. Published
in Engineering and Science, Feynman’s address entitled “Plenty of Room at the
Bottom” described a new field of science dealing with “the problem of manipulating
and controlling things on a small scale.
Gecko’s feet, lotus leaves, blue butterfly wings, spider’s silk, fireflies, mother-of-pearl…. All
these wonders of nature, which traditionally filled the pages of natural history magazines
have attracted the attention of materials scientists over the past decades. They have often
been presented as models to design and engineer optimal structures. And this renewed
interest in natural systems has undoubtedly brought about innovating strategies in
chemistry, materials science and nanotechnology....
Advances in stem cell biology and biomaterials development in the late 1990s have helped
drive on an ever expanding body of research in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative
medicine. Scientists realized that the key to future success of functional tissues is bridging the gap
between developmental biology and tissue engineering. We are all amazed by the high degree of
sophistication and miniaturization found in nature. Nature is, indeed, a school of science.
Since their first introduction, metallic biomaterials have always been designed to
be corrosion resistant. For decades, this paradigm has become the mainframe of
the biomaterials world. It has been cited in thousands of scientific papers and
taught in hundreds of courses of materials for biomedical devices. It has also been
followed by industries in developing millions of medical devices until today.
Nowadays, with the advent of tissue engineering, biomaterials are envisaged to
actively interact with the body.
Currently, adult cells seem to have certain
advantages regarding rapid clinical translation. Most biomaterials used in Tissue
Engineering are based on acellular matrices or polyglycolic acid. Both materials
must provide tissue support until the cells produce their own extracellular matrix.
Ideally, they degrade thereafter without any toxic byproducts. Over the last years
we started to understand the influence of the biomechanical environment allowing
these cell-biomaterial composites to unfold their full functional potential.
The life cycle of the retrovirus consist of several steps. It begins with the binding of the viral
envelope to cellular receptors, which enables fusion of the viral envelope with the cellular
membrane. Consequently, the viral particle is uncoated, liberating the viral core into the cell
cytoplasm. The viral DNA is reverse transcribed to DNA. Then, the viral DNA is
transported to the nucleus where it is integrated into the host cell’s genome. From there,
viral DNA is transcribed to RNA, some of which is translated to proteins.
This volume contains the proceedings of the Second International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and
Devices (BIODEVICES 2009), organized by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of
Information Control and Communication (INSTICC), technically co-sponsored by the IEEE
Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMB), in cooperation with AAAI and endorsed by
The field of biomedical engineering has expanded markedly in the past ten years. This growth
is supported by advances in biological science, which have created new opportunities for
development of tools for diagnosis and therapy for human disease. The discipline focuses
both on development of new biomaterials, analytical methodologies and on the application of
concepts drawn from engineering, computing, mathematics, chemical and physical sciences
to advance biomedical knowledge while improving the effectiveness and delivery of clinical
Two major approaches to cryopreservation are known, i.e., conventional freeze-thaw
procedures and vitrification, which is defined as a glass-like solidification (Karlsson &
Toner, 1996). While freeze-thaw procedures minimize the probability of intracellular ice
formation, vitrification attempts to prevent ice formation throughout the entire sample
during the cooling and warming process (Kuleshova et al., 2007). Recently, the potential of
vitrification has been tested for tissue-engineered constructs.
This book will be of interest to anyone interested in the application of Tissue
Engineering. It offers a wide range of topics, including the use of stem cells and adult
stem cells, their applications and the development of a tailored biomaterial,
highlighting the importance of cell-biomaterial interaction. It offers insights into a wide variety of cells and biomaterials, explaining the groundwork required to open
the avenue to the next generation biotechnology, which is Tissue Engineering.