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Biomaterials By Dr. Tejal Ashwin Desai, U. Illinois Chicago Modified, P. H. King, Vanderbilt U.
What is a biomaterial? What are the design constraints?
Biomaterial — A biomaterial is a nonviable material used in a medical device intended to interact with biological systems (Williams 1987) Biocompatibility — The ability of a material to perform with an appropriate host response in a specific application (Williams 1987) Host Response — The response of the host organism (local and systemic) to the implanted material or device.