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The Chemistry of Inorganic Biomaterials Editor: Christopher Spicer


About this book

Biomaterials offer the potential to restore and supplement the function of tissues and organs following injury or disease. The use of inorganic materials in the clinic to date has been widespread, in the form of metallic joint replacements and ceramic dental and bone implants. Exciting new medical applications continue to emerge, enabled by innovative materials for neural interfaces and as anti-fouling agents.

The Chemistry of Inorganic Biomaterials

overviews the underlying chemistry behind the most common and cutting-edge inorganic materials in current use, or approaching use, in vivo. Framed from the context of the overarching material class/application, it provides a balanced and critical overview of the field by bringing together experts in both the fundamental inorganic and material chemistry, as well as key clinical considerations for biomedical applications. Written in an accessible style, this book will be of interest to advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in biomaterials, inorganic materials and materials chemistry.

From the book series:
Inorganic Materials Series

Book content

  • Metallic implants
  • Bioceramics
  • Bioelectronics
  • Inorganic-Organic Hybrids
  • Antimicrobial coatings

The print version of this book is planned for release on 18 August 2021. Information about this book is subject to change without notice.

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This book contains 350 pages.

Publication details

Copyright year
2021
Print ISBN
978-1-78801-753-4
ePub eISBN
978-1-78801-983-5

Author information

Dr. Christopher Spicer is a Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of York. His group is interested in the design and synthesis of novel bioactive materials for tissue repair. Dr. Spicer studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, graduating with a 1st Class MSc in 2009. He moved to the University of Oxford later that year, where he undertook his PhD with Prof. Ben Davis studying metal-mediated protein modification. In 2013, he joined the group of Prof. Molly Stevens as a postdoctoral researcher, first at Imperial College London and then the Karolinska Instiutet in Stockholm. There, his research focussed on the synthesis of electroactive and nano-architectured materials for tissue engineering and biosensing.