Course title: Cements for Hard Tissue Repair

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Yeditepe University


BME 414

Fall 2009



Mon   14:00 – 15:50  (A-206)

Fri     13:00 – 13:50  (A-206)



Prof. Dr. A. Cuneyt Tas




“Biomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine”

Buddy D. Ratner, Allan S. Hoffman, Frederick J. Schoen, Jack E. Lemons

Elsevier Academic Press, 2nd Edition

ISBN 0-12-582463-7                   (Available in the Yeditepe University Library)         


Course content:

Description of hard tissues,

brief review of hard tissue-cell interactions,

description of the mineralogical structure of bones and teeth,

bone defect filling applications,

inorganic cements for hard tissue repair,

chemistry of injectable inorganic cements,

ISO standards relevant to orthopedic inorganic cement manufacture,

sterilization of inorganic cements,

cytotoxicity of inorganic cements.



          2 Exams (20 + 25% each) + Final (35%)       80%

          Homeworks                                                 20%