© 2014

Magnesium Biomaterials

Design, Testing, and Best Practice


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Materials book series (BRIEFSMATERIALS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Nicholas Travis Kirkland, Nick Birbilis
    Pages 1-12
  3. Nicholas Travis Kirkland, Nick Birbilis
    Pages 13-37
  4. Nicholas Travis Kirkland, Nick Birbilis
    Pages 39-72
  5. Nicholas Travis Kirkland, Nick Birbilis
    Pages 73-94
  6. NicholasTravis Kirkland, Nick Birbilis
    Pages 95-104
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 105-132

About this book


Magnesium Biomaterials provides a succinct up-to-date overview of Magnesium biomaterial development, critically examines the types of in vitro experiments that may be performed, and investigates the numerous variables that affect Magnesium biodegradation when undertaking these experiments. This work also discusses the direction in which current Magnesium biomaterial development is heading and the necessary steps for future development of this field. Information is drawn from numerous multi-disciplinary sources to provide a coherent and critical overview. Magnesium Biomaterials is ideal for researchers in the area of bio-Mg, companies interested in exploring their own alloys, and for researchers working with other biodegradable materials who are seeking a cross-platform understanding of material performance.


Bioactive Metal Biocompatible Metal Biocorrosion Biomagnesium Magnesium Biomaterials Magnesium Implant and Design Metallic Biomaterial Orthopaedic Implant/Materials SpringerBriefs in Materials Tissue Engineering

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Advanced Technology and Science for Sustainable DevelopmentNagasaki UniversityNagasakiJapan
  2. 2.Department of Materials EngineeringMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing


From the reviews:

“Magnesium Biomaterials: Design, Testing, and Best Practice is a highly recommended resource for the science and practice of in vitro magnesium biocorrosion, both for those entering the area, and for those with prior experience. Readers at all levels – from undergraduates to principal investigators – can benefit from this text … .” (Patrick K. Bowen, Emerging Materials Research, Vol. 3 (2), 2014)