TY - CHAP A1 - Ewerton Gomes Vieira A2 - Thátila Wanessa da Silva Vieira A3 - Marcos Pereira da Silva A4 - Marcus Vinicius Beserra dos Santos A5 - Carla Adriana Rodrigues de Sousa Brito A6 - Roosevelt Delano de Sousa Bezerra A7 - Ana Cristina Vasconcelos Fialho A8 - Josy Anteveli Osajima A9 - Edson Cavalcanti da Silva Filho ED1 - Rosario Pignatello ED2 - Teresa Musumeci Y1 - 2018-05-02 PY - 2018 T1 - Tuned Hydroxyapatite Materials for Biomedical Applications N2 - This contribution book collects five among reviews and original articles from eminent experts working in the interdisciplinary area of biomaterial synthesis and application. From their direct and recent experience, the readers can access the novel and ongoing potentialities of different synthetic and engineered biomaterials. Contributions reflect the fundamental studies, with a particular attention to the physico-chemical mechanical characterization of biomaterials, along with biocompatibility studies and potential clinical use. After an introductory chapter on the question of storage stability for biomaterial-based devices and products and for polymeric nanomedicines, a first review deals with the use and commercial sources of hydroxyapatite in tissue engineering and other biomedical applications. A study follows on optical fiber laser marking on the properties of stainless steel in implant manufacturing. Two other reviews, respectively, focused on the approaches to prevent or treat the effects of calcification that occurs in vivo on biomaterial-based implants and on the encapsulation of pancreatic islet cells for the treatment of type I diabetes will be presented. Finally, an overview on the physical bases and application in biomaterial science of the spray-drying process will close the volume. This setting will allow to achieve a general view of how classical and novel biomaterials can be applied, along with the methodologies necessary to design, develop, and characterize them, without the restrictions necessarily imposed by industrial or profit concerns. Readers will be apprised about the methodologies used to develop biomaterials possessing the physical and biological properties needed for specific medical and clinical applications. BT - Biomaterials SP - Ch. 6 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.71622 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.71622 SN - 978-1-78923-065-9 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-01-27 ER -