Biomaterials Science, 4th Edition


BIOMATERIALS SCIENCE, 4th EDITION (Available March 2020)


William Wagner, PhD
Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, PhD
Guigen Zhang, PhD
Michael J. Yaszemski, MD, PhD

Founding Editors:

Buddy Ratner, PhD
Allan Hoffman, ScD
Frederick Schoen, MD, PhD
Jack Lemons, PhD


Biomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine, Fourth Edition, is the most comprehensive text on biomaterials science, from principles to applications. It provides a balanced, insightful approach to both the learning of the science and technology of biomaterials, acting as a key reference for practitioners involved in the applications of materials in medicine. In this new edition, there are key updates to reflect the latest relevant research in the field, particularly in applications in nanotechnology, robotic implantation, and biomaterials utilized in cancer research detection and therapy. Other additions include regenerative engineering, 3D printing, personalized medicine and organs on a chip.

Based on customer feedback, the new edition also features a consolidation of redundant material to ensure clarity and focus. Where appropriate, end-of-chapter exercises have been included with online solutions available.

Key Features

Provides the most comprehensive coverage of principles and applications of all classes of biomaterials
Edited and contributed by the best-known figures in the biomaterials field today; fully endorsed and supported by the Society for Biomaterials
Fully revised and updated to address issues of translation, nanotechnology, additive manufacturing, organs on chip, precision medicine, and much more
Includes learning exercises at the end of each chapter.

To receive the SFB Member discount, use the promotion code: MATER320

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