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Medical Coatings and Deposition Technologies

Edited by David A. Glocker and Shrirang V. Ranade
Copyright: 2016   |   Status: Published
ISBN: 9781118031940  |  Hardcover  |  
778 pages
Price: $249 USD
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A practical reference handbook on the underlying science and engineering that enables biomedical coatings and deposition technologies.

R&D engineers, scientists, regulatory affairs professionals, managers and directors in industries engaged in product development in the field of biomaterials, medical devices, biomedical engineering and drug delivery. The book will also be useful to students in chemistry, materials science & engineering and chemical engineering with an interest in medical devices.

Medical Coatings and Deposition Technologies is an important new addition to the libraries of medical device designers and manufacturers. Coatings enable the properties of the surface of a device to be controlled independently from the underlying bulk properties; they are often critical to the performance of the device and their use is rapidly growing.
The book comprises 23 chapters by subject matter experts and provides an introduction
to the most important types of coatings used on modern medical devices as well as descriptions of the techniques by which they are applied and methods for testing their
efficacy. Developers of new medical devices and those responsible for producing them will find it an important reference when deciding if a particular functionality can be
provided by a coating and what limitations may apply in a given application. Chapters on antimicrobial coatings as well as coatings for biocompatibility, drug delivery, radiopacity and hardness are supported by chapters describing key liquid coating processes, plasma based
processes and chemical vapor deposition. Many types of coatings can be applied by more than one technique and the reader will learn the tradeoffs given the relevant design,
manufacturing and economic constraints. The chapter on regulatory considerations provides important perspectives regarding the marketing of these coatings and medical devices.

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David A. Glocker recently retired from Isoflux Incorporated, a manufacturer of sputter coating equipment that he founded in 1993. He holds B.S., M.S. , and Ph.D. degrees in physics and has over thirty years of industrial vacuum coating experience, including positions as a project manager at British Petroleum and as a group leader at Eastman Kodak Company. His background is in physical vapor deposition and plasma processes with a recent focus on coatings for medical devices. He has authored numerous technical papers, holds 32 US patents and has taken several challenging vacuum coating and surface treatment processes from laboratory scale into production.

Shrirang V. Ranade, Technical Development Leader and Sr. Manager (Product & Portfolio Management) at Genentech, Inc., a member of the Roche Group, has spent over 15 years
working within large medical device and pharmaceutical organizations. Throughout his career he has been involved in R&D of medical devices and drug- device combination
products in several forms: coronary drug eluting stents, balloon catheters, ENT devices, orthopedic scaffolds, biodegradable coatings and most recently an implantable ocular drug delivery system. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and holds 14 US patents with several applications pending globally. He obtained his B.E. from the University of Poona, an M.Sc. from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology and his Ph.D. in Polymer Science from the University of Connecticut.

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