Following is a selective list of books and monographs covering different aspects of materials. As biomaterials and coatings become ever-more significant in the medical device arena, expect to see an increasing number of publications.
Davis JR. Handbook of Materials for Medical Devices. 1st ed. Materials Park, OH: ASM International, 2004. In-depth review of the properties, processing, and selection of materials used in the human body.
Helmus, MN. Biomaterials in the Design and Reliability of Medical Devices. 1st ed. The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003. Includes case studies in the small medical device environment.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Materials Science. 1st ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003. Derived from the world-renowned McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sixth Edition. Includes 11,000 entries; synonyms, acronyms, and abbreviations; measurement conversion tables.
Ratner BD, Hoffman A, Schoen F, Lemons J. Biomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine. 2nd ed. Burlington, MA: Academic Press/Elsevier, 2004. Second edition of best-selling title.
Shrivastava S. Medical Device Materials (Proceedings of the Materials & Processes for Medical Devices Conference, 8-10 September 2003, Anaheim, CA). 1st ed. Materials Park, OH: ASM International, 2003. Focuses on metallic materials as applied in various medical devices. Topics range from orthopedics to orthodontics, materials selection to materials characterization.
Wnek G, Bowlin GL. Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (Two Volume Set). 1st ed. New York: Marcel Dekker, 2004. Available as an online e-book or combination print + online, with "Life-of-Edition" access.
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