Recent results in biomaterials R&D suggest that there are exceptional opportunities for these emerging materials in military medicine. To facilitate this possibility, the National Research Council convened a workshop at the request of the Department of Defense to help create a technology development roadmap to enhance military R&D into biomaterials technology. The workshop focused primarily on identifying useful near- and mid-term applications of biomaterials including wound care, tissue engineering, drug delivery, and physiological sensors and diagnostics. This report presents a summary of the workshop. It provides a review of biomaterials and their importance to military medicine, the roadmap, and a discussion of ways to enable biomaterials development. Several important outcomes of successful capture of potential benefits of these materials are also discussed.
Table of Contents
|1 Biomaterials and Their Importance to Military Medicine||3-9|
|2 Biomaterials Technology Assessment and Roadmapping||10-27|
|3 Enabling Biomaterials Development||28-32|
|Appendix A: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members||33-37|
|Appendix B: Workshop Agenda and Attendees||38-42|
|Appendix C: Roadmapping Process||43-44|
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