While the interdisciplinary field of materials science and engineering is relatively new, remarkable developments in materials have emerged for biological and medical applications, from biocompatible polymers in medical devices to the use of carbon nanotubes as drug delivery vehicles. Exploring these materials and applications, Materials in Biology

chapter 1|6 pages

Introduction: Materials in Biology and Medicine

ByDavid B. Henthorn, Sunggyu Lee

chapter 2|12 pages


BySujata K. Bhatia, Surita R. Bhatia

chapter 3|12 pages

Hydrophilic Polymers for Biomedical Applications

ByFrank Davis, Séamus P. J. Higson

chapter 4|16 pages


ByJae Hyun Park, Kang Mo Huh, Mingli Ye, Kinam Park

chapter 5|16 pages


ByMaria P. Torres, Amy S. Determan, Surya K. Mallapragada, Balaji Narasimhan

chapter 6|14 pages

Functional Biomaterials

ByChun Wang

chapter 7|14 pages

Molecularly Imprinted Polymers (MIPs)

ByGregory T. Rushton, Ken D. Shimizu

chapter 8|18 pages

Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs)

ByDavid B. Henthorn

chapter 9|20 pages

Animal Cell Culture

ByShang-Tian Yang, Shubhayu Basu

chapter 10|20 pages

Tissue Engineering

ByShang-Tian Yang, Clayt Robinson

chapter 11|12 pages

Bioactive Devices

BySujata K. Bhatia, Surita R. Bhatia

chapter 12|18 pages

Cell Encapsulation

ByJames Blanchette

chapter 13|12 pages


ByL. James Lee

chapter 14|22 pages

Immobilized Enzyme Technology

ByCharles G. Hill, Jr., Cristina Otero, and Hugo S. Garcia

chapter 15|24 pages

Biocompatibility-Imparting NanoŒlm Coating

ByHirotsugu K. Yasuda