3D Printing and Bio Based Materials in Global Health

3D Printing and Bio Based Materials in Global Health
Author: Sujata K. Bhatia,Krish W. Ramadurai
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 115
Release: 2017-06-25
ISBN: 3319582771
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

3D Printing and Bio Based Materials in Global Health Book Excerpt:

This book examines the potential to deploy low-cost, three-dimensional printers known as RepRaps in developing countries to fabricate surgical instruments and medical supplies to combat the “global surgical burden of disease.” Approximately two billion people in developing countries around the world lack access to essential surgical services, resulting in the avoidable deaths of millions of individuals each year. A fundamental barrier that inhibits access to surgical care in these locations is the lack of basic surgical instruments and supplies in healthcare facilities. RepRap printers are highly versatile 3D printers assembled from basic, domestically sourced materials that can fabricate low-cost surgical instruments on-site, ultimately enhancing the interventional capacity of healthcare facilities to treat patients. Rather than focusing on one specific field of interest, this book takes an integrative approach that incorporates topics and methods from multiple disciplines ranging from global health and development economics to materials science and applied engineering. These topics include the feasibility of using bio-based plastics to fabricate surgical instruments via 3D printing sustainably, the application of "frugal innovation and engineering” in resource-poor settings, and analyses related to the social returns on investment, barriers to entry, and current and future medical device supply-chain paradigms. In taking a multi-disciplinary approach, the reader can gain a holistic understanding of the multiple facets related to implementing medical device innovations in developing countries.

Bio Based Materials as Applicable Accessible and Affordable Healthcare Solutions

Bio Based Materials as Applicable  Accessible  and Affordable Healthcare Solutions
Author: Adam A. Tracy,Sujata K. Bhatia,Krish W. Ramadurai
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 53
Release: 2018-01-03
ISBN: 3319693263
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bio Based Materials as Applicable Accessible and Affordable Healthcare Solutions Book Excerpt:

In this book, Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa and a region in the lowest income group per capita, is used to demonstrate the potential for healthcare reorganization and collaboration with the introduction of “successful” technologies centered around available, bio-compatible, and sustainable natural resources. Our book discusses three of the top killers of children under 5 years of age in Nigeria, pneumonia (20%), diarrheal diseases (15%), and traumatic injuries (4%). These conditions are used as examples to demonstrate the potential for improved pediatric outcomes with treatments engineered from sustainable and natural resources. Furthermore, this book outlines possible action items that can help drive economic growth, educational opportunities, collaborative outreach, and workforce productivity to build a healthy and sustainable community. Medical technology in the industrialized world has seen rapid advancements leading to increased survival and greater patient outcomes. However, the development and implementation of these resources is not always applicable to regions in need of new and more basic ways to provide treatment. Moore’s Law, a paradigm that considers advancement synonymous with increased digitization and optimization of electronic processes, defines the history of technology. However, the functionality of advanced and “smart” technology is essentially useless in underdeveloped areas. These regions lack some of the basic requirements for innovative medical technologies to impact human health, such as electricity, access to spare parts, computer analysis tools, and network architecture. In addition, the poor physical infrastructure, insufficient management, and lack of technical culture are barriers for entry and sustainability of these technologies. Rather than importing medical devices from industrialized countries, we propose that the mindset and research focus for under developed areas must be on “successful” technologies. Simply put, these areas need technology that “gets the job done.”

2nd International Conference on Advanced Joining Processes AJP 2021

2nd International Conference on Advanced Joining Processes  AJP 2021
Author: Lucas Filipe Martins da Silva,Paulo A. F. Martins,Uwe Reisgen
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030954633
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2nd International Conference on Advanced Joining Processes AJP 2021 Book Excerpt:

This book focusses on all advanced methods of joining such as friction stir welding, joining by plastic deformation, laser welding, advanced mechanical joining, adhesive bonding and hybrid joining. The volume presents the state-of-the-art of advanced methods of joining and also serves as a reference for researchers and graduate students working in this field. This book gathers selected contributions of the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Joining Processes 2021, held in Sintra, Portugal, on October 21-22, 2021.

Reimagining Innovation in Humanitarian Medicine

Reimagining Innovation in Humanitarian Medicine
Author: Krish W. Ramadurai,Sujata K. Bhatia
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 105
Release: 2018-12-06
ISBN: 303003285X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reimagining Innovation in Humanitarian Medicine Book Excerpt:

Throughout history, humanity has been plagued by a myriad of humanitarian crises that seemingly take the form of perpetual human suffering. Today, approximately 125,000,000 people require humanitarian assistance as the result of famine, war, geopolitical conflict, and natural disasters. A core component of this suffering is afflictions related to human health, where disturbances strain or overwhelm the existing healthcare infrastructure to create the conditions for an increase in morbidities and co-morbidities. One of the more startling elements is the loss of life to preventable medical conditions that were not properly treated or even diagnosed in the field, and is often due to the limited interventional capacity that medical teams and humanitarian practitioners have in these scenarios. These individuals are often hindered by medical equipment deficiencies or devices not meant to function in austere conditions. The development of highly versatile, feasible, and cost-effective medical devices and technologies that can be deployed in the field is essential to enhancing medical care in unconventional settings. In this book we examine the nature of the creative problem-solving paradigm, and dissect the intersection of frugal, disruptive, open, and reverse innovation processes in advancing humanitarian medicine. Specifically, we examine the feasible deployment of these devices and technologies in unconventional environments not only by humanitarian aid and disaster relief agencies, but also by crisis-affected communities themselves. The challenge is complex, but the financial support and technical development of innovative solutions for the delivery of humanitarian aid is a process in which everyone is a stakeholder.

Biomaterials in Food Packaging

Biomaterials in Food Packaging
Author: Mohd Yusuf,Shafat Ahmad Khan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2022-09-22
ISBN: 1000522970
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomaterials in Food Packaging Book Excerpt:

Biomaterials in Food Packaging presents up-to-date research on the applications and development of the packaging materials that originate from biological resources. It discusses the advances made in bioactive, biodegradable, edible films, and nano-based smart materials for food packaging applications that can be a substitute for their synthetic counterparts to enhance the food’s shelf life significantly. It not only encompasses a comprehensive overview of environment-compatible and biodegradable biomaterials but also highlights the recent trends in their applications in food packaging. The book is a valuable reference for researchers, undergraduate and postgraduate students, academicians, educators, industry scientists, and general readers seeking bio-based materials for food packaging applications.

Safety and Health in Composite Industry

Safety and Health in Composite Industry
Author: S.M. Sapuan,R.A. Ilyas,M.R.M. Asyraf
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2021-11-16
ISBN: 9811661367
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safety and Health in Composite Industry Book Excerpt:

This book provides the latest developments on safety practices utilized in composite manufacturing facilities for students, workers, engineers, and other participants. It includes commentary from academic experts in the field who present cutting-edge research on advanced composite materials. Illustrations, figures, and tables are included in this book in order to make it easier for students, workers, engineers, and other participants to understand the contents of this book. The end user knows the safety and health that should be practiced in composite industry and their right in composite industry. Besides that, the composites industry players can upgrade their current safety system to the recommended practiced system. A lot of problems are solved by integrate the current system and advanced technology system from extensive research.

5th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering 14 18 September 2011 Budapest Hungary

5th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering 14   18 September 2011  Budapest  Hungary
Author: Ákos Jobbágy
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1446
Release: 2012-02-02
ISBN: 3642235085
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

5th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering 14 18 September 2011 Budapest Hungary Book Excerpt:

This volume presents the 5th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (EMBEC), held in Budapest, 14-18 September, 2011. The scientific discussion on the conference and in this conference proceedings include the following issues: - Signal & Image Processing - ICT - Clinical Engineering and Applications - Biomechanics and Fluid Biomechanics - Biomaterials and Tissue Repair - Innovations and Nanotechnology - Modeling and Simulation - Education and Professional

Functional Materials for Bio Applications

Functional Materials for Bio Applications
Author: Laura Maria Vergani,Mario Guagliano,Admir Masic
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-12-15
ISBN: 2889662306
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes

Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes
Author: Amar Patnaik,Malay Kumar Banerjee,Ernst Kozeschnik,Albano Cavaleiro,J. Paulo Davim,Vikas Kukshal
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2021-10-14
ISBN: 1000456730
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes Book Excerpt:

This book discusses advanced materials and manufacturing processes with insights and overviews on tribology, automation, mechanical, biomedical, and aerospace engineering, as well as the optimization of industrial applications. The book explores the different types of composite materials while reporting on the design considerations and applications of each. Offering an overview of futuristic research areas, the book examines various engineering optimization and multi-criteria decision-making techniques and introduces a specific control framework used in analyzing processes. The book includes problem analyses and solving skills and covers different types of composite materials, their design considerations, and applications. This book is an informational resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, scholars, and field professionals, providing an update on the current advancements in the field of manufacturing processes.

Polymers for 3D Printing

Polymers for 3D Printing
Author: Joanna Izdebska-Podsiadły
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2022-06-05
ISBN: 0128183128
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymers for 3D Printing Book Excerpt:

Polymers for 3D Printing: Methods, Properties, and Characteristics provides a detailed guide to polymers for 3D printing, bridging the gap between research and practice, and enabling engineers, technicians and designers to utilise and implement this technology for their products or applications. Presents the properties, attributes, and potential applications of the polymeric materials used in 3D printing Analyses and compares the available methods for 3D printing, with an emphasis on the latest cutting-edge technologies Enables the reader to select and implement the correct 3D printing technology, according to polymer properties or product requirements

Bio Based Packaging

Bio Based Packaging
Author: Salit Mohd Sapuan,Rushdan Ahmad Ilyas
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2021-05-24
ISBN: 111938107X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bio Based Packaging Book Excerpt:

An authoritative and up-to-date review of sustainable packaging development and applications Biobased Packaging explores using renewable and biodegradable materials as sustainable alternatives to non-renewable, petroleum-based packaging. This comprehensive volume surveys the properties of biopolymers, the environmental and economic impact of bio-based packaging, and new and emerging technologies that are increasing the number of potential applications of green materials in the packaging industry. Contributions address the advantages and challenges of bio-based packaging, discuss new materials to be used for food packaging, and highlight cutting-edge research on polymers such as starch, protein, polylactic acid (PLA), pectin, nanocellulose, and their nanocomposites. In-depth yet accessible chapters provide balanced coverage of a broad range of practical topics, including life cycle assessment (LCA) of bio-based packaging products, consumer perceptions and preferences, supply chains, business strategies and markets in biodegradable food packaging, manufacturing of bio-based packaging materials, and regulations for food packaging materials. Detailed discussions provide valuable insight into the opportunities for biopolymers in end-use sectors, the barriers to biopolymer-based concepts in the packaging market, recent advances made in the field of biopolymeric composite materials, the future of bio-plastics in commercial food packaging, and more. This book: Provides deep coverage of the bio-based packaging development, characterization, regulations, and environmental and socioeconomic impact Contains real-world case studies of bio-based packaging applications Includes an overview of recent advances and emerging aspects of nanotechnology for development of sustainable composites for packaging Discusses renewable sources for packaging material and the reuse and recycling of biobased packaging products Biobased Packaging: Material, Environmental and Economic Aspects is essential reading for academics, researchers, and industry professionals working in packaging materials, renewable resources, sustainability, polymerization technology, food technology, material engineering, and related fields.

Applied Biosecurity Global Health Biodefense and Developing Technologies

Applied Biosecurity  Global Health  Biodefense  and Developing Technologies
Author: Ryan N. Burnette
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2021-05-31
ISBN: 303069464X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Biosecurity Global Health Biodefense and Developing Technologies Book Excerpt:

This book describes an adaptable biothreat assessment process to complement overall biorisk management programs, incorporating threat management and the unique natures of biological assets. Further, this book examines the nexus between public health, international security, and developing technologies, building a case for augmenting biosecurity to levels beyond the laboratory constraints. With the face of biological and biomedical sciences changing, this book describes how with proper biosecurity development, these can become assets, rather than liabilities, to secure our world from natural and man-made biological disasters. The world is changing rapidly with respect to developing threats, such as terrorism, and dual-use technologies, such as synthetic biology, that are challenging how we think about biosafety and biosecurity. Further, the fields of public health and international security are colliding, as both of these share the common enemy: intentional or natural biological incidents. To date, biosecurity has been limited to laboratory-level application, and complicating efforts, and lacks credentialed biosecurity professionals skilled in both the biological sciences and threat management techniques. The result is a fragmented field of practice, with tremendous need, from the lab to the outbreak. Underpinning these principles is the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic, providing a historic milestone to examine biosecurity through a global lens. This book describes biosecurity as a set of practices and principles to be augmented out of the constrained laboratory environment, and applied to larger efforts, such as international threat reduction and biological incident management.

Biodegradable Polymeric Nanocomposites

Biodegradable Polymeric Nanocomposites
Author: Dilip Depan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2015-10-22
ISBN: 1482260522
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodegradable Polymeric Nanocomposites Book Excerpt:

How Can Polymers Constructed From Living Organisms Help Eliminate the Disposal Issue? A unique category of materials called biodegradable polymers could help remedy a growing environmental concern. Biodegradable Polymeric Nanocomposites: Advances in Biomedical Applications considers the potential of biodegradable polymers for use in biomedical applications that include drug delivery, biosensors, and tissue engineering. Since biomaterials perform on a time-limited function and are designed to disappear from the body after use, the development of biopolymers could greatly reduce and eliminate the need for plastic products, most specifically those used in biomedical applications. Highlights Biomaterials and the Design and Application of Biomaterials Utilizing expert research contributors from around the world, this book considers the benefits and limitations of a variety of biomaterials, such as biopolymers, ceramics, biodegradable nanocomposites, and natural products–based biomaterials. It explores the bio-nano-interface; the interaction between nanoparticles and biomaterials, explains the basic concepts and methods of biodegradable nanocomposites (BNCs), and highlights recent developments in polymer-based bionanocomposites. The book provides an overview of degradation properties and the mechanical properties of biodegradable polymers. It also breaks down the mechanical properties and biocompatibility of starch-based polymers, and outlines distinct advantages (biodegradability and nontoxicity) that make them suitable as medical polymer materials. In addition, it highlights the FDA-approved biodegradable polyester family and focuses on the state-of-the-art recent advancements in drug-delivery devices. Biodegradable Polymeric Nanocomposites: Advances in Biomedical Applications provides current knowledge on biopolymers, examines recent developments and trends, and considers future applications of polymers. Featuring the work of highly-qualified international researchers, this book addresses applications relevant to polymer and material science, as well as material, biomedical, and chemical engineering, and is of specific interest to polymer science engineers.

3D Printing Technology in Nanomedicine

3D Printing Technology in Nanomedicine
Author: Nabeel Ahmad,P. Gopinath,Rajiv Dutta
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2019-03-30
ISBN: 0128158913
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

3D Printing Technology in Nanomedicine Book Excerpt:

3D Printing Technology in Nanomedicine provides an integrated and introductory look into the rapidly evolving field of nanobiotechnology. It demystifies the processes of commercialization and discusses legal and regulatory considerations. With a focus on nanoscale processes and biomedical applications, users will find this to be a comprehensive resource on how 3D printing can be utilized in a range of areas, including the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of human diseases. Examines the emerging market of 3D-printed biomaterials and their clinical applications, with a particular focus on both commercial and premarket tools Examines the promising market of 3D-printed nanoparticles, nanomaterial, biomaterials, composite nanomaterial and their clinical applications in the cardiovascular and chemotherapy realms Develops the concept of integrating different technologies along the hierarchical structure of biological systems

3D Printing Application in Medical Surgery E Book

3D Printing  Application in Medical Surgery E Book
Author: Georgios Tsoulfas,Petros I. Bangeas,Jasjit S. Suri
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN: 0323674852
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

3D Printing Application in Medical Surgery E Book Book Excerpt:

Recent advances and technologies in 3D printing have improved and expanded applications for surgery, biomedical engineering, and nanotechnology. In this concise new title, Drs. Georgios Tsoulfas, Petros I. Bangeas, and Jasjit S. Suri synthesize state-of-the-art information on 3D printing and provide guidance on the optimal application in today’s surgical practice, from evaluation of the technology to virtual reality and future opportunities. Discusses challenges, opportunities, and limitations of 3D printing in the field of surgery. Covers patient and surgical education, ethics and intellectual property, quality and safety, 3D printing as it relates to nanotechnology, tissue engineering, virtual augmented reality, and more. Consolidates today’s available information on this burgeoning topic into a single convenient resource.

Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials

Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 4252
Release: 2020-01-09
ISBN: 0128131969
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials Book Excerpt:

Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials provides a comprehensive overview, covering research and development on all aspects of renewable, recyclable and sustainable materials. The use of renewable and sustainable materials in building construction, the automotive sector, energy, textiles and others can create markets for agricultural products and additional revenue streams for farmers, as well as significantly reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, manufacturing energy requirements, manufacturing costs and waste. This book provides researchers, students and professionals in materials science and engineering with tactics and information as they face increasingly complex challenges around the development, selection and use of construction and manufacturing materials. Covers a broad range of topics not available elsewhere in one resource Arranged thematically for ease of navigation Discusses key features on processing, use, application and the environmental benefits of renewable and sustainable materials Contains a special focus on sustainability that will lead to the reduction of carbon emissions and enhance protection of the natural environment with regard to sustainable materials

3D Printing Technology and Its Diverse Applications

3D Printing Technology and Its Diverse Applications
Author: H. B. Muralidhara,Soumitra Banerjee
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-12-23
ISBN: 100034424X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

3D Printing Technology and Its Diverse Applications Book Excerpt:

This new volume explores the exciting and diverse applications of three-dimensional printing in a variety of industries, including food processing, environmental sciences, biotechnology, medical devices, energy storage, civil engineering, the textile and fashion industry, and more. It describes the various 3D printing methods, the commonly used materials, and the pros and cons. It also presents an overview of the historical development and modern-day trends in additive manufacturing, as well as an exploration of the prospects of 3D printing technology in promoting academic education.

Advances in Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering

Advances in Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Author: Ranganath M. Singari,Kaliyan Mathiyazhagan,Harish Kumar
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1211
Release: 2021-01-13
ISBN: 9811585423
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Book Excerpt:

This book presents selected peer reviewed papers from the International Conference on Advanced Production and Industrial Engineering (ICAPIE 2019). It covers a wide range of topics and latest research in mechanical systems engineering, materials engineering, micro-machining, renewable energy, industrial and production engineering, and additive manufacturing. Given the range of topics discussed, this book will be useful for students and researchers primarily working in mechanical and industrial engineering, and energy technologies.

Advances in Architecture Engineering and Technology

Advances in Architecture  Engineering and Technology
Author: Federica Rosso
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2022
ISBN: 303086913X
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Antibiotic Materials in Healthcare

Antibiotic Materials in Healthcare
Author: Kokkarachedu Varaprasad,Vimala Kanikireddy,Rotimi Sadiku
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2020-05-22
ISBN: 012822536X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antibiotic Materials in Healthcare Book Excerpt:

Antibiotic Materials in Healthcare provides significant information on antibiotic related issues, accurate solutions, and recent investigative information for health-related applications. In addition, the book addresses the design and development of antibiotics with advanced (physical, chemical and biological) properties, an analysis of materials, in vivo and in vitro applications, and their biomedical applications for healthcare. Provides information on all aspects of antibiotic related issues Offers a balanced synthesis of basic and clinical science for each individual case, presenting clinical courses and detailed microbiological information for each infection Describes the prevalence and incidence of global issues and current therapeutic approaches