Medical Devices and Biomaterials for the Developing World

Case Studies in Ghana and Nicaragua

  • Olumurejiwa A. Fatunde
  • Sujata K. Bhatia

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Public Health book series (BRIEFSPUBLIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Olumurejiwa A. Fatunde, Sujata K. Bhatia
    Pages 1-18
  3. Olumurejiwa A. Fatunde, Sujata K. Bhatia
    Pages 19-32
  4. Olumurejiwa A. Fatunde, Sujata K. Bhatia
    Pages 33-51
  5. Olumurejiwa A. Fatunde, Sujata K. Bhatia
    Pages 53-66
  6. Olumurejiwa A. Fatunde, Sujata K. Bhatia
    Pages 67-81
  7. Olumurejiwa A. Fatunde, Sujata K. Bhatia
    Pages 83-90
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 91-112

About this book

Introduction

Medical Devices and Biomaterials for the Developing World focuses on the adoption of medical technology in the developing world, specifically focusing on the the role that new biomaterials can play. It explores the difficulties that accompany the successful transfer of technologies between disparate settings, focusing on the cases of Ghana and Nicaragua as examples of the broader situations in West Africa and Central and South America. These two regions are uniquely positioned with regard to health care and technological capabilities, and both stand to grow significantly in the coming years.

Biomaterials represent an enormous opportunity for developing societies to become active participants in the development of new technologies, and can be used in the treatment of diseases throughout the developing world and beyond. The authors of this book argue that advanced technology should be aligned with the needs of developing and emerging markets, and that an alternative definition of technology should be embraced: one that considers natural sources for materials and tools for treatment, and that is not restricted to traditional computerized and electronic technologies.

Keywords

Biomaterials Biomaterials in Ghana Biomaterials in Nicaragua Developing World Medical Biochemistry Natural Products Naturally-Derived Materials Polymer Public Health SpringerBriefs

Authors and affiliations

  • Olumurejiwa A. Fatunde
    • 1
  • Sujata K. Bhatia
    • 2
  1. 1., School of Engineering & Applied SciencesHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  2. 2., School of Engineering & Applied ScienceHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-4759-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-4758-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-4759-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-3698
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-3701
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