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Solar Energy, Photovoltaics, and Domestic Hot Water

Solar Energy, Photovoltaics, and Domestic Hot Water

By: Russell H. Plante

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 14-APR-2014

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Solar Energy, Photovoltaics, and Domestic Hot Water provides a fundamental understanding of heat and energy conversions and of both solar domestic hot water system types with associated components and photovoltaic/inverter system combinations. It provides the information needed to determine and understand the proper siting requirements, the amount of energy needed (based upon usage), the amount of solar energy available, the methods of comparing collectors for both hot water and photovoltaic situations, and the number of collectors necessary for either hot water or electricity ....

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Joining and Assembly of Medical Materials and Devices

Joining and Assembly of Medical Materials and Devices

By: Y Zhou; M Breyen

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2013

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As medical devices become more intricate, with an increasing number of components made from a wide range of materials, it is important that they meet stringent requirements to ensure that they are safe to be implanted and will not be rejected by the human body. Joining and assembly of medical materials and devices provides a comprehensive overview of joining techniques for a range of medical materials and applications. Part one provides an introduction to medical devices and joining methods with further specific chapters on microwelding methods in medical components and the effects of...

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Contract Research and Manufacturing Services (CRAMS) in India

Contract Research and Manufacturing Services (CRAMS) in India

By: M Antani; G Gokhale

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2012

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The field of contract research and manufacturing broadly encompasses those services in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors that require extensive research and development and large-scale manufacturing facilities. The field has great potential for growth in the Indian outsourcing industry, which is world-renowned for its provision of cheap and highly-skilled services. Contract research and manufacturing services (CRAMS) in India provides a detailed account of the current scenario in India and the advantages that the Indian outsourcing industry can offer in the field of CRAMS....

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Computer-Aided Applications in Pharmaceutical Technology

Computer-Aided Applications in Pharmaceutical Technology

By: J Djuris

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 10-APR-2013

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Research and development in the pharmaceutical industry is a time-consuming and expensive process, making it difficult for newly developed drugs to be formulated into commercially available products. Both formulation and process development can be optimized by means of statistically organized experiments, artificial intelligence and other computational methods. Simultaneous development and investigation of pharmaceutical products and processes enables application of quality by design concept that is being promoted by the regulatory authorities worldwide. Computer-aided applications in...

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Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

By: G Welty

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2013

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Quality assurance is necessary to maintain quality and services in the pharmaceutical and life science industries. Quality assurance demonstrates that the logic and practice of problem solving can integrate both program efficacy and regulatory compliance. This title is divided into three parts; the first part discusses the process by which a problem in regulated industry is identified, for example a manufacturing deviation that leads to an adulterated drug product, and reviews the decision-making steps involved in remedying the problem. The second part delves into the staff training...

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Computer-Aided Vaccine Design

Computer-Aided Vaccine Design

By: J Tong; S. Ranganathan

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2013

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Computational pre-screening of antigens is now routinely applied to the discovery of vaccine candidates. Computer-aided vaccine design is a comprehensive introduction to this exciting field of study. The book is intended to be a textbook for researchers and for courses in bioinformatics, as well as a laboratory reference guide. It is written mainly for biologists who want to understand the current methods of computer-aided vaccine design. The contents are designed to help biologists appreciate the underlying concepts and algorithms used, as well as limitations of the methods and...

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Bioinformatics for Biomedical Science and Clinical Applications

Bioinformatics for Biomedical Science and Clinical Applications

By: K-H Liang

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2013

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Contemporary biomedical and clinical research is undergoing constant development thanks to the rapid advancement of various high throughput technologies at the DNA, RNA and protein levels. These technologies can generate vast amounts of raw data, making bioinformatics methodologies essential in their use for basic biomedical and clinical applications. Bioinformatics for biomedical science and clinical applications demonstrates what these cutting-edge technologies can do and examines how to design an appropriate study, including how to deal with data and address specific clinical...

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Developments in Tissue Engineered and Regenerative Medicine Products

Developments in Tissue Engineered and Regenerative Medicine Products

By: J Basu; J Ludlow

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 19-APR-2012

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Developments in tissue engineered and regenerative medicine products summarizes recent developments in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine with an emphasis on commercialization and product development. Features of current cell therapy and tissue engineered products which have facilitated successful commercialization are emphasized and roadblocks to successful product development are also highlighted. Preclinical and clinical testing of tissue engineered and regenerative medicine products, regulatory, quality control, manufacturing issues, as well as generating and securing...

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Lean Biomanufacturing

Lean Biomanufacturing

By: N Smart

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2013

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With decreasing profit margins, increasing cost pressures, growing regulatory compliance concerns, mounting pressure from generic drugs and increasing anxiety about the future of healthcare reimbursement, pharmaceutical manufacturers are now forced to re-examine and re-assess the way they have been doing things. In order to sustain profitability, these companies are looking to reduce waste (of all kinds), improve efficiency and increase productivity. Many of them are taking a closer look at lean manufacturing as a way to achieve these goals. Lean biomanufacturing re-visits lean principles...

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The Funding of Biopharmaceutical Research and Development

The Funding of Biopharmaceutical Research and Development

By: D. R. Williams

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2013

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The funding of biopharmaceutical research and development provides a comprehensive critical review of the funding of research and development (R&D) in the human biopharmaceutical market sector. It addresses both private and public funding sources available in the US and internationally. The biopharmaceutical market is among the most research-intensive market sectors globally. Clinical researchers face a multitude of public and private funding options with respect to bringing their idea or innovation to market. These funding options are continually changing and complex, and are expected to...

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Biochemical Sensors: Mimicking Gustatory and Olfactory Senses

Biochemical Sensors: Mimicking Gustatory and Olfactory Senses

By: Kiyoshi Toko

Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing

Publication Date: 23-SEP-2013

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This book is the first to comprehensively treat sensors for gustatory and olfactory senses. It will be highly useful to students and researchers in a wide variety of scientific fields and also to those in the fields of foods, perfumes, medicines and robotics as the sensor applications. ...

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Wireless Body Area Networks: Technology, Implementation, and Applications

Wireless Body Area Networks: Technology, Implementation, and Applications

By: Mehmet Yuce; Jamil Khan

Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing

Publication Date: 06-DEC-2011

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The book provides a comprehensive overview for the latest WBAN systems, technologies, and applications. The chapters of the book have been written by various specialists who are experts in their areas of research and practice. The book starts with the basic techniques involved in designing and building WBAN systems. It explains the deployment issues and then moves into the application areas of WBAN. The remaining chapters focus on the development of hardware, signal processing algorithms, and wireless communication and network design for wearable and implantable body sensors used in WBAN...

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Implantable Sensor Systems for Medical Applications

Implantable Sensor Systems for Medical Applications

By: A Inmann; D Hodgins

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 02-JAN-2013

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Implantable sensor systems offer great potential for enhanced medical care and improved quality of life, consequently leading to major investment in this exciting field. Implantable sensor systems for medical applications provides a wide-ranging overview of the core technologies, key challenges and main issues related to the development and use of these devices in a diverse range of medical applications. Part one reviews the fundamentals of implantable systems, including materials and material-tissue interfaces, packaging and coatings, microassembly, electrode array design and...

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Characterization of Biomaterials

Characterization of Biomaterials

By: M Jaffe; W. Hammond; P Tolias; T Arinzeh

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 19-DEC-2012

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Biomaterials and medical devices must be rigorously tested in the laboratory before they can be implanted. Testing requires the right analytical techniques. Characterization of biomaterials reviews the latest methods for analyzing the structure, properties and behaviour of biomaterials. Beginning with an introduction to microscopy techniques for analyzing the phase nature and morphology of biomaterials, Characterization of biomaterials goes on to discuss scattering techniques for structural analysis, quantitative assays for measuring cell adhesion, motility and differentiation, and the...

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Optical Biomimetics

Optical Biomimetics

By: M Large

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 24-SEP-2012

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Optical biomimetics, the study of natural systems to inspire novel solutions to problems in optical technologies, has attracted growing interest. Optical biomimetics reviews key research in this area, focusing on the techniques and approaches used to characterise and mimic naturally occurring optical effects. Beginning with an overview of natural photonic structures, Optical biomimetics goes on to discuss optical applications of biomolecules, such as retinylidene and bacteriorhodopsin, polarisation effects in natural photonic structures and their applications, and biomimetic...

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Electrical Drives for Direct Drive Renewable Energy Systems

Electrical Drives for Direct Drive Renewable Energy Systems

By: M Mueller; H Polinder

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 25-MAR-2013

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Wind turbine gearboxes present major reliability issues, leading to great interest in the current development of gearless direct-drive wind energy systems. Offering high reliability, high efficiency and low maintenance, developments in these direct-drive systems point the way to the next generation of wind power, and Electrical drives for direct drive renewable energy systems is an authoritative guide to their design, development and operation. Part one outlines electrical drive technology, beginning with an overview of electrical generators for direct drive systems. Principles of...

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Applied Medical Image Processing, Second Edition: A Basic Course

Applied Medical Image Processing, Second Edition: A Basic Course

By: Wolfgang Birkfellner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Publication Date: 06-MAR-2014

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Avoiding excessive mathematical formalisms, this second edition of a bestseller delivers an ideal introduction to medical image processing, presenting key principles and algorithms using simple MATLAB® Octave scripts. It not only discusses data storage, transformations, segmentation, rendering, registration, and reconstruction, but also contains a chapter on clinical applications and an image-guided therapy tutorial. Including examples from radiology, internal medicine, surgery, and radiation therapy, the text is beneficial to students of medical physics, biomedical engineering, computer...

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Handbook of Graph Theory, Second Edition

Handbook of Graph Theory, Second Edition

By: Jonathan Gross; Jay Yellen; Ping Zhang

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 17-DEC-2013

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With 34 new contributors, this best-selling handbook provides comprehensive coverage of the main topics in pure and applied graph theory. This second edition—over 400 pages longer than its predecessor—incorporates 14 new sections. Each chapter includes lists of essential definitions and facts, accompanied by examples, tables, remarks, and, in some cases, conjectures and open problems. A bibliography at the end of each chapter provides an extensive guide to the research literature and pointers to monographs. This edition also contains notes regarding terminology and notation. ...

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3D Math Primer for Graphics and Game Development, 2nd Edition

3D Math Primer for Graphics and Game Development, 2nd Edition

By: Fletcher Dunn; Ian Parberry

Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press

Publication Date: 02-NOV-2011

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This engaging book presents the essential mathematics needed to describe, simulate, and render a 3D world. Reflecting both academic and in-the-trenches practical experience, the authors teach you how to describe objects and their positions, orientations, and trajectories in 3D using mathematics. The text provides an introduction to mathematics for game designers, including the fundamentals of coordinate spaces, vectors, and matrices. It also covers orientation in three dimensions, calculus and dynamics, graphics, and parametric curves. ...

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Laser Beam Propagation in Nonlinear Optical Media

Laser Beam Propagation in Nonlinear Optical Media

By: Shekhar Guha; Leonel Gonzalez

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 05-DEC-2013

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This book provides a collection of expressions, equations, formulas, and derivations used in calculating laser beam propagation through linear and nonlinear media which are useful for predicting experimental results. The authors address light propagation in anisotropic media, oscillation directions of the electric field and displacement vectors, the walk-off angles between the Poynting and propagation vectors, and effective values of the d coefficient for biaxial, uniaxial, and isotropic crystals. The book also includes MATLAB and FORTRAN computer programs for numerical evaluations. ...