BME 3210

BME 3210

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

The course in advanced biomaterials leads the class through the process of material design and characterization for their development as products in the medical device or pharmaceutical fields. Student teams will apply their fundamental knowledge of chemistry and biology to open-ended design challenges focused on biomaterial mechanics, processability, biocompatibility and federal regulatory requirements. Hands-on technical work in materials characterization will be combined with key knowledge of biomaterials to give the class an integrated understanding of biomaterials design and development. Specific topics to be covered are classes of biomaterials, methods of characterization, the interface of biomaterials and biology, the foreign body response, inflammation, wound healing, biofilms, sterilization methods, FDA-approval guidelines and EU-approval guidelines.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: BME 2210 or equivalent.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 12213 BME 3210   LEC 001

  • 12505 BME 3210   LAB 401