Proceedings of a Workshop on the Status of Research and Training in Biomaterials held at the University of Illinois at the Medical Center and at the Chicago Circle, April 5–6, 1968

  • Lawrence Stark
  • Gyan Agarwal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Lawrence Stark, Gyan Agarwal
      Pages 1-1
  3. Materials in Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Edward Leonard
      Pages 5-13
    3. Evan Greener
      Pages 31-38
    4. James Bougas
      Pages 39-40
    5. W. H. Ko, M. R. Neuman, K. Y. Lin
      Pages 55-65
  4. Biological Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. George Bugliarello
      Pages 93-102
    3. Kenneth H. Keller
      Pages 103-118
    4. Edward Salkovitz
      Pages 119-129
  5. Biological Sources for Semi-Artificial Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Albert L. Rubin, Kurt H. Stenzel
      Pages 157-184
    3. Tomio Nishihara, Albert L. Rubin, Kurt H. Stenzel
      Pages 185-194
    4. M. W. Dunn, T. Nishihara, K. H. Stenzel, A. W. Branwood, A. L. Rubin
      Pages 195-199
  6. Panel Discussion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
  7. Training in Biomaterials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Lawrence Stark, Gyan Agarwal
      Pages 219-241
    3. James Dickson III
      Pages 243-248
  8. Summary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 267-284

About these proceedings


Essentially three groups of research workers are con­ cerned with biomaterials. The biophysicists, the biochemists and some bioengineers (particularly the metallurgists) are engaged in a study of the basic properties of engineering materials suitable for medical use and of biological mate­ rials. The bioengineers in general as part of a team are engaged in developing new devices suitable for medical pur­ poses including implantable devices; spectacular examples of such devices are artificial kidney and mechanical heart. The medical people, dentists, surgeons and others, play an impor­ tant role in developing criterions for the biomaterials, in the eValuation of such materials in physiological environment and as consumers of biomaterials. This workshop was an effort to bring together representatives of the above groups to ex­ change experiences and viewpoints in regard to both research and training in this rapidly developing and vital area. The individual presentations are some typical examples of biomaterials research. There are numerous other examples but basically they fall into three categories: materials in medicine, biological materials, and semi-artificial materials derived from biological sources. As a whole, the book pro­ vides a comprehensive but not exhaustive picture of the present state of affairs in the field of biomaterials. To the educators the discussion on training should be of par­ ticular interest. Those concerned with scientific adminis­ trations and policy would find the section on the interaction between government, industry and university very valuable.


Implantat biomaterial bone evaluation heart implant kidney medicine reaction research tissue training transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Lawrence Stark
    • 1
  • Gyan Agarwal
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.University of IllinoisChicago CircleUSA

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