Virtual Prototyping & Bio Manufacturing in Medical Applications

  • Bopaya Bidanda
  • Paulo Bártolo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Dr John Winder
    Pages 1-19
  3. Ming C. Leu, Qiang Niu, Xiaoyi Chi
    Pages 21-44
  4. Petros Patias
    Pages 45-66
  5. M. W. Naing, C. K. Chua, K. F. Leong
    Pages 67-85
  6. M. A. Wettergreen, B. S. Bucklen, M. A. K. Liebschner, W. Sun
    Pages 87-111
  7. Scott J. Hollister, Chia-Ying Lin, Heesuk Kang, Taiji Adachi
    Pages 113-127
  8. Y. S. Morsi, C. S. Wong, S. S. Patel
    Pages 129-148
  9. Paulo J. Bártolo, Henrique A. Almeida, Rodrigo A. Rezende, Tahar Laoui, Bopaya Bidanda
    Pages 149-170
  10. Bradley R. Ringeisen, Jason A. Barron, Daniel Young, Christina M. Othon, Doug Ladoucuer, Peter K. Wu et al.
    Pages 207-228
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 293-299

About this book


Virtual and physical prototyping is rapidly emerging as an active research area that integrates fundamental principles of engineering with a view towards solving complex problems in the human body in a medical environment.  Preliminary research results show significant potential in effecting major breakthroughs ranging from a reduction in the number of corrective surgeries needed to the ‘scientific miracle’ of generating tissue growth. Virtual & Physical prototyping can broadly be divided into three categories: Modeling, Manufacturing, and Materials.  Virtual Prototyping & Bio Manufacturing in Medical Applications focuses primarily on the modeling and manufacturing in the field.

The principles utilized draw heavily from the more traditional engineering fields including mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, civil engineering (structures), electrical engineering and bio engineering.

Written for researchers, professionals, engineers and academics seeking a comprehensive overview of virtual prototyping and rapid prototyping, Virtual Prototyping & Bio Manufacturing in Medical Applications, discusses in detail applications related to surgery, medical imaging, tissue engineering, bone replacement, and more.


Applications Bartolo Medical Physical Prototyping Stent Tissue Engineering Virtual bone medical devices surgery tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Bopaya Bidanda
    • 1
  • Paulo Bártolo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development Institute for Polymers and Composites Polytechnic Institute of LeiriaSchool of Technology and Management Morro do LenaAlto do VeriaPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-33429-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-68831-2
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