BNG 316: Biomaterials
Prerequisite: BNG 255 and BNG 219 or CHM 251
An introduction to biological and biomedical materials. The course examines the structure and properties of metallic, ceramic, polymeric, and biological materials and their interaction with biological systems. Consideration is given to biocompatibility and biodegradation of natural and synthetic biomedical materials and their use for hard and soft tissue replacement, organ replacement, coating and adhesives, dental implants, and drug delivery systems. Recent trends in biomaterials design, synthesis, commercialization and performance are also discussed.