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Structural Aspects of Biomaterials. BioE/ME C117 Structural Aspects of Biomaterials Course Overview Professor Lisa A. Pruitt, Ph.D. Associate Dean of Virtual Learning and Outreach Education Chancellor's Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering
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BioE/ME C117 Structural Aspects of Biomaterials
Professor Lisa A. Pruitt, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Virtual Learning and Outreach Education
Chancellor's Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering
Adjunct Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCSF
CLASS: Tu/Th: 12:30-2pm 203 McLaughlin Hall
SKILLS LAB: Thursdays, 3:30-5:30,203 McLaughlin.
Prof. Lisa Pruitt, OH: Tues 3:30- 5:00 or by appointment, 5134 EH, lpruitt@me
Senior Teaching Assistants: Jevan Furmanski OH: MW 5-6, 136 Hesse
Shikha Gupta OH;T, 136 Hesse
Teaching team: Cheng Li, Sara Atwood, Sheryl Kane
Course components: EXAMS (40%), DESIGN PROJECTS (30%), OUTREACH TEACHING PROJECTS (20%), ATTENDANCE (5%), QUIZZES (5%)
All HW is to be prepared professionally and submitted electronically.
No late HW--NO EXCEPTIONS.
This year our class is webcast. Please use microphones when asking questions.
Books:Dowling, 3rd edition and personal bound lab notebook
Overview of medical devices
FDA regulatory issues, biocompatibility and sterilization technology
Biomechanical properties: isotropy/anisotropy, stiffness,
bending, buckling, multiaxial loading, yielding, fatigue, fracture, wear, corrosion, and design issues.
Clinical Aspects: Orthopedics, Dental, Cardiovascular, and Soft Tissue Reconstruction. Case studies.
Hard Tissues: Bone, enamel, dentin
Soft Tissues: Cartilage, tendon, ligament, vitreous humor,vasculature,skin, organs
Fluids: Blood, synovial fluid
Problems when used as an implant material: Infection, resorption, inflammation, rejection
Uses: orthopedics, fracture fixation,dental and facial reconstruction, stents.
Uses: orthopedics, heart valves, dental reconstruction.
Uses: orthopedics, contact lenses, catheters, in-growth.
Uses: orthopedics, artificial tendons,catheters, vascular grafts, facial and soft tissue reconstruction.
Uses: drug delivery, vitreous implants,wound healing.