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The field of biomaterials is maturing as it expands beyond the first generation of general 'biomaterials' reference works. Demand for more specialized books is the necessary parallel. Today the field is inherently interdisciplinary, involving researchers from biology, materials science, tissue engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry, and physics. Such diversity creates an inherent problem - specifically in understanding the diverse universe of relevant characterization techniques that are needed to analyze and comprehend the characteristics of different biomaterials. Although many books exist on biomaterials in its established form, there are none dealing with how those materials should be characterized. This book focuses on that specific knowledge gap - offering a general guide to different aspects of characterization of biomaterials. Biomaterials researchers come from a wide variety of disciplines: this book will help them to analyze their materials and devices taking advantage of the multiple experiences on offer. Coverage encompasses a cross-section of the physical sciences, biological sciences, engineering and applied sciences characterization community, providing gainful and cross-cutting insight into this highly multi-disciplinary field. Detailed coverage of important test protocols presents specific examples and standards for applied characterization