This important work is a compilation of the papers presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (ISCM) held on December 8-12, 2005 in Kyoto, Japan. Bioceramics 18 is a report of the latest progress made in the study of bioceramics and their applications in medicine; especially the repair of bone defects. The ever-increasing impact of bioceramics is reflected within the pages of this book. There are 342 papers, covering major topics in the field. I. Bones and Teeth; II. Apatites; III. Calcium Phosphate; IV. Glass and Glass-Ceramics; V. Titanium; VI. Other Materials; VII. Nanomaterials: Nanostructures and Nanocomposites; VIII. Ceramic Coatings: 1. Hydroxyapatite Coatings (Method), 2. Hydroxyapatite Coatings (Evaluation) and 3. Coatings of Other Materials; X. Scaffolds, Carriers and Tissue Engineering; XI. Porous Materials; XII. Ceramic Composites; XIII. Ceramics for Joint Surfaces; XIV. Wear; XV. Osteoinductive Materials; XVI. Clinical Applications: 1. Total Hip Replacement, 2. Other Orthopaedic Applications and 3. Dental Application; Author Index and Keyword Index This impressive compilation will contribute to the hastening of further progress in this field and will help to enhance the cooperation of engineering and medicine in developing new generations of bioceramics.Nakamura, Takashi is the author of 'Bioceramics 18 ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780878499922 and ISBN 087849992X.