Biomaterials constructed of metals, ceramics, and polymers have many medical applications. (Image by Prof. Anne Mayes and MIT OCW.)
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, as well as problem sets with solutions in the assignments
section, and one sample final with solutions in the exams
This class provides an introduction to the interactions between cells and the surfaces of biomaterials. The course covers: surface chemistry and physics of selected metals, polymers, and ceramics; surface characterization methodology; modification of biomaterials surfaces; quantitative assays of cell behavior in culture; biosensors and microarrays; bulk properties of implants; and acute and chronic response to implanted biomaterials. General topics include biosensors, drug delivery, and tissue engineering.
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