The course introduces students to the types, properties and applications for biomaterials along with discussions around legal and ethical consideration to align with standards and regulatory constraints.  It covers a wide range of biomaterial types including metals, ceramics, polymers, carbons, composites, biomolecule and nanoparticles, as well as their uses in biomedical devices and implants. The course emphasizes application to medical devices, artificial cells and organs, drug delivery systems, dental implants, orthopedic, ophthalmologic, bio-electrodes, prostheses, medical sensors, skin substitute and sutures, implant and inserts, and tissue engineering. The interaction of biomaterials within the body is discussed in terms of inflammation, immunity, infection, and toxicity. Read more