by UC Berkeley / Lisa Pruitt
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Date Added: September 15, 2008

Lecture Description

In this video lecture, Prof. Lisa Pruitt introduces Biocompatibility and discusses the FDA Regulatory Agency.

Topics of this lecture: bioimplants, biocompatibility, biomaterials, FDA regulatory, bioactivity, foreign body response, inflammation, orthopedic implants, cardiovascular, dental, soft tissue, surgical, biofixation, devices, Harvey W. Wiley, adulteration, misbranding, poison squad, clinical trials, drug eluting stents

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Course Description

This course of UC Berkeley - Bio Engineering/ME C117: Structural Aspects of Biomaterials - provides an overview of medical devices, FDA regulatory issues, biocompatibility and sterilization technology. It examines biomechanical properties: isotropy/anisotropy, stiffness, bending stresses, contact stresses, multiaxial loading, plasticity, fatigue, fracture, wear, corrosion, design issues. Also covered: Orthopedics, Dental, Cardiovascular, and Soft Tissue Reconstruction.Professor Pruitt's current research is focused on fatigue and fracture micromechanisms, cyclic damage zones, and evolution of structure due to cyclic loading and environment in advanced polymers and biomaterials.


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