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Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering - Lecture 25

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Lecture 25 - Biomedical Engineers and Artificial Organs

In this final lecture, Professor Saltzman talks about artificial organs, with a stress on synthetic biomaterials. First, the body's responses (immunological and scar healing responses) to foreign materials are introduced. This leads to discussion of different types of polymer/plastic materials (i.e., Dacron and GORE-TEX) and their properties. Next, Professor Saltzman talks about the design and function of some artificial organs, such as lens implants, heart valves and vessels, hip, dialyzer, heart/lung bypass machine, and the artificial heart. Lastly, challenges and areas for improvement in the field are presented.

Prof. W. Mark Saltzman
BENG 100 Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering, Spring 2008
(Yale University: Open Yale)
http://oyc.yale.edu
Date accessed: 2009-01-06
License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Lecture Material

Supplementary lecture material is listed below.

1. Summary and Key Concepts: Chapter 17 (pdf)



 

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