Edited by

Véronique Migonney, University of Paris 13, France

ISBN : 9781848215856

Publication Date : October 2014

Hardcover 248 pp

110.00 USD



This book provides an overview of the field of biomaterials from its origins to the state of the art today. The various chapters attempt to make the world of biomaterials understandable to the reader.

It begins with the history of biomaterials and the birth of biomaterials science in the middle of the 20th Century, something which has enabled amazing progress, as well as the latest directions in recent decades in some selected areas.

The topics focus on the various aspects and signification of biomaterials from materials to uses and through the required characteristics and properties for different applications.


1. History of Biomaterials, Véronique Migonney.
2. Definitions, Véronique Migonney.
3. Materials Used in Biomaterial Applications, Géraldine Rohman.
4. Biocompatibility and Norms, Véronique Migonney.
5. Bioactive Polymers and Surfaces: A Solution for Implant Devices, Véronique Migonney.
6. Functionalization of Biomaterials and Applications, Céline Falentin-Daudre.
7. Biomaterial Structures for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Replacement, Cédryck Vaquette.
8. Animal Models for orthopedic applications of Tissue Engineering, Véronique Viateau, Adeline Decambron and Mathieu Manassero.
9. Ceramic Materials for Dental Prostheses, Amélie Mainjot.
10. Dental Adhesives, Mathieu A. Derbanne, Stéphane Le Goff and Jean-Pierre Attal.
11. Glass Ionomer Cements: Application in Pediatric Dentistry, Elisabeth Dursun, Stéphane Le Goff and Jean-Pierre Attal.

About the authors/editors

Véronique Migonney is Full Professor of chemistry and biomaterials at the University of Paris 13 in France. She has been responsible for the Masters Degree in “Health Engineering and Biomaterials” for more than 10 years and heads the CNRS research laboratory “Chemistry, Structures and Properties of Biomaterials and Therapeutic Agents”. Her research interests concern Biomaterials Chemistry (bioactive polymer synthesis and grafting onto various polymer and metallic surfaces), Mechanism of the Host Response (cell and bacteria) to Bioactive Surfaces, Functionalization of Joint Prostheses (artificial ligament, hip prosthesis) and the induced in vivo host response. In 2012 she was elected to join the highly esteemed International College of Fellows in Biomaterials Science and Engineering from the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering.

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