Introduction to BioMaterials

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Introduction to BioMaterials

Biomaterials
In the last few decades the use of implants that are replacing a living organ or an injured tissue is growing up. A biomaterial is defined as a medical device, intended to interact with biological systems. Any material that is implanted into a living organism triggers the host diffencive system, which will attack it and try do destroy it.

Cited from Guy Sovak PhD Thesis:
Bone Tissue Reaction to a Novel Titanium Nitride (TiN)
Coating on Titanium Alloy (Ti-6al-4V) Implants
and the Effect of Growth Factors and
Cell Adhesion Molecules.