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Optical biomimetics : materials and applications

Optical biomimetics : materials and applications
By Large, Maryanne.
QD924.P62, Lee Wee Nam Library
Synopsis:
Optical biomimetics, the study of natural systems to inspire novel solutions to problems in optical technologies, is attracting increasing interest. Many optical systems in nature have been refined over millions of years, and they can often provide insights into better designs, or inspirations into new approaches. Optical biomimetics provides and reviews key research in this area, focusing on the characterisation of optical effects in nature, and showing how they can be applied in new technologies. [As taken from Syndetics]

Biomimetic, bioresponsive, and bioactive materials : an introduction to integrating materials with tissues

Title: Biomimetic, bioresponsive, and bioactive materials : an introduction to integrating materials with tissues .
Author:  Santin, Matteo.
Call number: QD382.B47B615
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Synopsis:
Molecular and cell biology is being increasingly integrated into the search for high-performance biomaterials and biomedical devices, transforming a formerly engineering- and materials science–based field into a truly interdisciplinary area of investigation. Biomimetic, Bioresponsive, and Bioactive Materials presents a comprehensive introduction to biomaterials, discussing how they are selected, designed, and modified for integration with living tissue and how they can be utilized in the development of medical devices, orthopedics, and other related areas.

Examining the physico chemical properties of widely used biomaterials and their uses in different clinical fields, the book explores applications including soft and hard tissue replacement; biointeractive metals, polymers, and ceramics; and in vitro, in vivo, and ex vivo biocompatibility tests and clinical trials. The book critically assesses the clinical level of research in the field, not only presenting proven research, but also positing new avenues of exploration.

Biomimetic, Bioresponsive, and Bioactive Materials contains everything needed to get a firm grasp on materials science, fast. Written in an accessible style and including practice questions that test comprehension of the material covered in each chapter, the book is an invaluable tool for students as well as professionals new to the field.

[As taken from Amazon]

New title for Materials Science & Engineering

  Title: Molecular assembly of biomimetic systems

  Author: Li, Junbai. 

  Call number: QP517.B56L693

  Availability: Click here

Synopsis:

This handy reference details state-of-the-art preparation of molecular assemblies of biotechnologically relevant biomimetic systems (artificial proteins, peptides, molecular motors, photosensitive systems) with an emphasis on biomimetic membranes, capsules, and interfaces. Medical applications such as drug release, gene therapy, and tissue engineering as well as biosensing, biocatalysis, and energy storage are highlighted.  [As taken from publisher’s website]

New title for Materials Science & Engineering

  Title: Molecular assembly of biomimetic systems

  Author: Li, Junbai.

  Call number: QP517.B56L693

  Availability: Click here

Synopsis:

This handy reference details state-of-the-art preparation of molecular assemblies of biotechnologically relevant biomimetic systems (artificial proteins, peptides, molecular motors, photosensitive systems) with an emphasis on biomimetic membranes, capsules, and interfaces. Medical applications such as drug release, gene therapy, and tissue engineering as well as biosensing, biocatalysis, and energy storage are highlighted. [As taken from Syndetics]