Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering

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Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering
impact factor 2017 0.700
ISSN print
0959-2989
ISSN online
1878-3619
Volume
28; 6 issues
Status
Last issue (28:3) online on 19 May 2017
Next issue
28:4 scheduled for July 2017
Back volumes
1-27
Subject
Biochemistry, Medicine & Health, Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology
Institutional subscription for 2017 €940 / US$1200 Excluding VAT
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The aim of Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering is to promote the welfare of humans and to help them keep healthy. This international journal is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes original research papers, review articles and brief notes on materials and engineering for biological and medical systems. Articles in this peer-reviewed journal cover a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to: Engineering as applied to improving diagnosis, therapy, and prevention of disease and injury, and better substitutes for damaged or disabled human organs; Studies of biomaterial interactions with the human body, bio-compatibility, interfacial and interaction problems; Biomechanical behavior under biological and/or medical conditions; Mechanical and biological properties of membrane biomaterials; Cellular and tissue engineering, physiological, biophysical, biochemical bioengineering aspects; Implant failure fields and degradation of implants. Biomimetics engineering and materials including system analysis as supporter for aged people and as rehabilitation; Bioengineering and materials technology as applied to the decontamination against environmental problems; Biosensors, bioreactors, bioprocess instrumentation and control system; Application to food engineering; Standardization problems on biomaterials and related products; Assessment of reliability and safety of biomedical materials and man-machine systems; and Product liability of biomaterials and related products.

Editor-in-Chief
A. Toshimitsu Yokobori, Jr.
Professor Emeritus of Tohoku University
Visiting Professor of Teikyo University
Stragetic Innovation Research Hub
Laboratory of Strength of Materials and Science
Teikyo University
2-11-1 Kaga Itabashi-ku
Tokyo
Japan
Email: toshi.yokobori@med.teikyo-u.ac.jp

Founding Editor
Takeo Yokobori

Honorary Editors
W. Bonfield
E.Y.S. Chao

Executive Editor
J.B. Park

Editorial Advisory Board
H. Aoki, International Apatite Institute, Tokyo, Japan
K. Asaoka, University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan
D.L. Bader, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, United Kingdom
J.C. Barbenel, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
P. Calvert, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA, USA
J. Chang, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Science, Shanghai, China
U.M. Gross, Klinikum Steglitz der Freien Universität, Berlin, Germany
H. Hamanaka, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
P.I. Haris, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom
K. Hayashi, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
Y. Ikada, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
H. Iwata, University of Nagoya, Nagoya, Japan
H. Kambic, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
H. Kawaguchi, Keio University, Keio, Japan
M. Kikuchi, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan
J.E. Lemons, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
Y. Mitamura, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
M. Nakamura, Osaka Dental University, Osaka, Japan
E. Nordström, Abo Akademi University, Abo, Finland
T. Ohashi, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
Y. Oshida, Indiana University; UCSF University, USA
K. Ozeki, Tokyo Denki University, Saitama, Japan
H. Plenk, Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
J.M. Price, Faegre & Benson, USA
H. Sano, Division of Orthopedics, Sendai City Hospital, Sendai, Japan
A.K. Saxena, Graz, Austria
D.C. Smith, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
T. Tamaki, Nippon Institute of Technology, Saitama, Japan
Y. Tanabe, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
T. Tateishi, MITI , Japan
N. Tomita, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
J. Valenta, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic
J.F.V. Vincent, The University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
R.A. White, Harbor - UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
L.H. Yahia, École Polytechnique, Montréal, QC, Canada
K. Yamashita, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan

 

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    [2] Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.
    [3] Berkow R, Fletcher AJ, editors. The Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy. 16th ed. Rahway (NJ): Merck Research Laboratories; 1992.
    [4] Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGrawHill; 2002. p. 93113.
    [5] Canadian Cancer Society [homepage on the Internet]. Toronto: The Society; 2006 [updated 2006 May 12; cited 2006 Oct 17]. Available from: www.cancer.ca/.

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