2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOM 6615 - Biomaterials II: Design and Applications of Biomaterials

Prerequisite: biomedical engineering graduate standing or consent of the instructor. This course focuses on biomaterials and their physiological interactions. Topics to be discussed include: 1) materials used in medicine/dentistry: metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, resorbable, "non-fouling", smart, and natural materials, 2) materia response/degradation: mechanical breakdown, corrosion, dissolution, leaching, chemical degradation, and wear, 3) host responses: foreign body reactions, coagulation, inflammation, wound healing, carcinogenicity, immunogenicity, cytotoxicity, infection, and local/systemic effects, and 4) medical applications: artificial lungs, heart, and kidney stents, pacemakers, drug delivery, tooth, eye, surgical glue, skin, suture, biosensors, and microarrays. 3 credits.