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Other titles in the Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials series:
Sterilisation of Biomaterials and Medical Devices (Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials)by Sophie Lerouge and Anne Simmons.
Synopses & Reviews
It is vital that all materials and devices that are implanted in, or come into contact with, the human body are safely and effectively sterilized to eliminate any harmful agents. Following an introduction to the key concepts and challenges involved in sterilization, chapters explore a range of traditional and non-traditional sterilization techniques, such as using steam and dry heat, ionizing radiation, ethylene oxide, hydrogen peroxide gas plasma and ozone and steam formaldehyde. Other chapters discuss sterilization techniques for polymers, drug-device products, tissue allografts, antimicrobial coatings for "self-sterilization", the challenge presented by prions and endotoxins in the sterilization of reusable medical devices, and future trends.
It is vital that all materials and devices which are implanted or come into contact with the human body are safely and effectively sterilised, to eliminate or kill any harmful agents such as bacteria. This book provides comprehensive coverage of critical sterilisation processes. Chapters discuss a range of established and commonly used technologies available in addition to new and emerging processes. Fundamental considerations such as the effects of sterilisation with regard to biocompatibility, ageing and surface topography are also discussed as well as sterilisation standards and quality assurance. The book will also compare suitable technologies for sterilising the essential groups of biomaterials.
It is vital that all materials and devices that are implanted in, or come into contact with, the human body are safely and effectively sterilized to eliminate any harmful agents such as bacteria. This important book provides comprehensive coverage of critical sterilization processes. The contributors review a range of established and commonly used technologies available as well as new and emerging processes and discuss the selection of sterilization techniques and significant future challenges facing the sterilization of biomaterials and medical devices.
About the Author
Sophie Lerouge is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Ecole de Technologie Superieure, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Montreal, and researcher at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center (CRCHUM), Montreal, Canada.
Anne Simmons is Professor of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Her research interests include biostable biomaterials and extracorporeal systems such as haemodialysis and apheresis.
Table of Contents
Introduction: definition and challenges of sterilisation; Steam and dry heat sterilisation; Radiation sterilisation; ETO sterilisation; Plasma sterilisation; Current and future standards; Comparison of sterilisation techniques for ceramics; Comparison of sterilisation techniques for polymers; Comparison of sterilisation techniques for metals; Sterilisation techniques for engineered tissues and biologicals; Antimicrobial coatings for “self-sterilisation"; Conclusions.
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