Aug 15, 2022  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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3credit hour(s)

Description This course is necessary to conduct biomedical product development and/or biomaterials research. The first portion of the course will provide an introduction to the major classes of materials used in medical devices including metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, and natural materials. Topics covered will include material properties, material processing, testing, corrosion, biocompatibility, tissue responses, etc. The second portion of the course will cover specific biomaterial applications such as dental, orthopedic, cardiovascular, drug delivery, and tissue engineering. The topics of implant cleanliness and sterilization methods will also be discussed. In addition, the topic of national and international governmental regulations and requirements will be reviewed including examples of investigative devices exemptions and 510k submissions.

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