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Textiles play a vital role in the manufacture of various medical implants, including the replacement of diseased or non-functioning parts of the body. The editors and expert contributors provide an invaluable single source of information on the main types of textile materials and products used for medical implants. The first section offers an overview of biotextile structures, the types of textiles used for medical implants and processing issues. The second section focuses on the different types of biotextile implants, including sutures and cardiovascular implants.

Published in association with The Textile Institute.

About the Author

Martin King is Professor of Biotextiles and Textile Technology at North Carolina State University. Over the last seventeen years, he has also been Visiting Professor in the Department of Surgery and the Quebec Biomaterials Institute at Laval University, Canada. His primary research interests are in the areas of biotextiles, biomaterials science, and implantable devices.

Bhupender S. Gupta is Professor Emeritus of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science at North Carolina State University. Professor Gupta is internationally renowned for his research in textile science.

Robert Guidoin is Professor of Surgery (Biomaterials) working in the CHU Research Centre oriented towards Regenerative Medicine, Laval University, Canada.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Technologies: Biotextile fibres, yarn and fabric production; Nanofibers for biotextile applications; Surface modification of textiles; Sterilisation techniques for biotextiles; Regulation of biotextiles for medical use; Assessing the effectiveness of biotextiles as medical implants

Part 2 Applications: Drug delivery systems using biotextiles; Surgival sutures; Embolic protection devices; Septal defect repair; Anterior cruciate ligament prostheses; Percutaneous heart valves; Cartilage; Neural tissues

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Martin W. King, Bhupender S. Gupta, And Robert Guidoin.
Woodhead Publishing
King, Martin W.
Guidoin, Robert
Gupta, Bhupender S.
Textiles & Polymers
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Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles
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