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Author Fatunde, Olumurejiwa A

Title Medical devices and biomaterials for the developing world : case studies in Ghana and Nicaragua / Olumurejiwa A. Fatunde, Sujata K. Bhatia
Published New York, NY : Springer, ©2012


Description 1 online resource : color maps
Series SpringerBriefs in public health, 2192-3698
SpringerBriefs in public health.
Contents Introduction -- Case Study of Ghana -- Case Study of Nicaragua -- Corn- and Soy-Derived Materials: Properties and Potential Clinical Applications -- Feasibility Study of Corn- and Soy-Derived Materials -- Discussion, Recommendations, and Conclusion
Summary Medical Devices and Biomaterials for the Developing World focuses on the adoption of medical technology in the developing world, specifically focusing on the the role that new biomaterials can play. It explores the difficulties that accompany the successful transfer of technologies between disparate settings, focusing on the cases of Ghana and Nicaragua as examples of the broader situations in West Africa and Central and South America. These two regions are uniquely positioned with regard to health care and technological capabilities, and both stand to grow significantly in the coming years. Biomaterials represent an enormous opportunity for developing societies to become active participants in the development of new technologies, and can be used in the treatment of diseases throughout the developing world and beyond. The authors of this book argue that advanced technology should be aligned with the needs of developing and emerging markets, and that an alternative definition of technology should be embraced: one that considers natural sources for materials and tools for treatment, and that is not restricted to traditional computerized and electronic technologies
Analysis Chemistry
Chemical engineering
Public health
Biomedical engineering
Medical Biochemistry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Biomedical engineering -- Ghana -- Case studies
Biomedical engineering -- Nicaragua -- Case studies
Medical innovations -- Ghana -- Case studies
Medical innovations -- Nicaragua -- Case studies
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Reference.
MEDICAL -- Alternative Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Atlases.
MEDICAL -- Essays.
MEDICAL -- Family & General Practice.
MEDICAL -- Holistic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Osteopathy.
Science des matériaux.
Biomedical engineering.
Medical innovations.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Études de cas.
Form Electronic book
Author Bhatia, Sujata K. (Sujata Kumari)
ISBN 9781461447597