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Coatings for Biomedical Applications by M Driver

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Preface

Coatings are used in a multitude of applications, and invariably when a substrate material does not provide all of the required properties in a particular application. The coating may provide an obvious decorative or protective function, as in many household and industrial applications, or it may provide a much more fundamental change in performance or function by, for example, improving the clinical performance of a medical device. The purpose of this book is to explore some of the types of coating and other surface modification technologies developed for use in biomedical applications and how they have been used to improve performance characteristics.

The book is divided into two parts; the first is focused on different types of coatings ...

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