3.051J | Spring 2006 | Undergraduate
Materials for Biomedical Applications
Course Description
This class provides an introduction to the interactions between cells and the surfaces of biomaterials. The course covers: surface chemistry and physics of selected metals, polymers, and ceramics; surface characterization methodology; modification of biomaterials surfaces; quantitative assays of cell behavior in …
This class provides an introduction to the interactions between cells and the surfaces of biomaterials. The course covers: surface chemistry and physics of selected metals, polymers, and ceramics; surface characterization methodology; modification of biomaterials surfaces; quantitative assays of cell behavior in culture; biosensors and microarrays; bulk properties of implants; and acute and chronic response to implanted biomaterials. General topics include biosensors, drug delivery, and tissue engineering.
Learning Resource Types
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Diagram of the human body with locations for biomaterial applications.
Biomaterials constructed of metals, ceramics, and polymers have many medical applications. (Image by Prof. Anne Mayes and MIT OpenCourseWare.)