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MATE 175

Biomaterials

Description
Fundamentals of structure, processing, and properties of metallic, ceramic and polymeric materials utilized in biomedical devices and biotechnology. Effect of structure and processing on properties, especially biocompatibility, corrosion and long term reliability. Methods for characterization and testing of materials. New trends in biomaterials for interventional cardiology, implants, vascular prostheses, catheters and orthopedics. Prerequisite: MATE 25 or instructor consent. Misc/Lab: Lecture 3 hours/Lab 3 hours.

Grading
Normal Grade Rules

Units
3