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Publications Related to : Medical Devices- Regulations, Standards and Practices, Biomaterials, R&D, Sterilization, Advanced Polymers in Medicine etc.

Medical Devices: Regulations, Standards and Practices

Author : Ramakrishna, Tian, Wang, Liao & Teo, Publication Year : 2015, Number Of Pages : 256
A useful step-by-step guide on designing medical devices to ensure regulatory approval.

Key Features

  • Provides readers with a global perspective on medical device regulations

  • Concise and comprehensive information on how to design medical devices to ensure they meet regulations and standards

  • Includes a useful case study demonstrating the design and approval process


Medical Devices and Regulations: Standards and Practices will shed light on the importance of regulations and standards among all stakeholders, bioengineering designers, biomaterial scientists and researchers to enable development of future medical devices.

UHMWPE Biomaterials Handbook, 3rd Edition

Edited by: Dr. Steven M. Kurtz, Published: October 2015, Pages:840 pages


The book provides a detailed examination of the science, development, properties and applications of UHMWPE in hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle replacements and within the spine. Chapters are included on processing, sterilization and packaging of UHMWPE, the historical development of UHMWPE joint replacements, clinical performance of joints, the use of highly crosslinked materials (HXLPE) and the latest antioxidant technologies for their stabilization.

The Medical Device R&D Handbook, Second Edition

Editor : Theodore R. Kucklick, Publication Year : 2012, Number Of Pages : 510


  • Provides tools for quicker, more efficient development of innovative devices

  • Explains the basics of prototyping medical devices

  • Offers insights on strategic intellectual property management

  • Presents examples from key opinion leaders and pioneers

  • Discusses new rapid-turn molding technologies, medical adhesives, and more

  • Includes tips on time- and money-saving techniques

  • Contains chapters on starting and building an entrepreneurial business

The Effect of Sterilization on Plastics and Elastomers, 3rd Edition

Author : L McKeen, Publication Year : 2012, Number Of Pages : 480

Key Features

  • Essential data and practical guidance for engineers and scientists working with plastics in applications that require sterile packaging and equipment.

  • 3rd edition includes new introductory chapters on sterilization processes and polymer chemistry, providing the underpinning knowledge required to utilize the data.

  • Provides essential information and guidance for FDA submissions required for new Medical Devices.


This reference guide brings together a wide range of essential data on the sterilization of plastics and elastomers, enabling engineers to make optimal material choices and design decisions. The data tables in this book enable engineers and scientists to select the right materials, and right sterilization method for a given product or application.

Advanced Polymers in Medicine

Editor : Francesco Puoci, Publication Year : 2015, Number Of Pages : 537

Reviews the applications of advanced polymers in a wide range of medical specialties.

The book provides an up-to-date overview of the diverse medical applications of advanced polymers. The book opens by presenting important background information on polymer chemistry and physicochemical characterization of polymers. This serves as essential scientific support for the subsequent chapters, each of which is devoted to the applications of polymers in a particular medical specialty. The coverage is broad, encompassing orthopedics, ophthalmology, tissue engineering, surgery, dentistry, oncology, drug delivery, nephrology, wound dressing and healing, and cardiology.

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