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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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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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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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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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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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The Image Processing Handbook, Sixth Edition

The Image Processing Handbook, Sixth Edition

By: John Russ

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 07-APR-2011

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This sixth edition explores the tools used to acquire, process, and analyze data contained in images, for a wide variety of scientific fields. Using new examples and diagrams, it presents new sections on selecting a camera with resolution appropriate for use on light microscopes, the ability of current cameras to capture raw images with high dynamic range, and imaging in more than two dimensions. The book also discusses Dmax for x-ray images and combining images with different exposure settings to further extend the dynamic range. New coverage also includes shape measurements and...

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Innovative Technologies to Benefit Children on the Autism Spectrum

Innovative Technologies to Benefit Children on the Autism Spectrum

By: Nava Silton

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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More than ever, emerging technology is assisting individuals with autism in a variety of ways. However, many parents, schools, and special education professionals are not aware of the recent technological developments that are available to assist these individuals. Innovative Technologies to Benefit Children on the Autism Spectrum brings together relevant theoretical frameworks and empirical research concerning the emerging technologies that benefit individuals living with autism. This book is an essential reference source for parents, teachers, special educators, researchers, academics, and...

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Introduction to Continuum Biomechanics

Introduction to Continuum Biomechanics

By: Kyriacos Athanasiou; Roman Natoli

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 08-OCT-2008

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This book is concerned with the study of continuum mechanics applied to biological systems, i.e., continuum biomechanics. This vast and exciting subject allows description of when a bone may fracture due to excessive loading, how blood behaves as both a solid and fluid, down to how cells respond to mechanical forces that lead to changes in their behavior, a process known as mechanotransduction. We have written for senior undergraduate students and first year graduate students in mechanical or biomedical engineering, but individuals working at biotechnology companies that deal in...

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Despeckle Filtering Algorithms and Software for Ultrasound Imaging

Despeckle Filtering Algorithms and Software for Ultrasound Imaging

By: Christos Loizou; Constantinos Pattichis

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 08-SEP-2008

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It is well-known that speckle is a multiplicative noise that degrades image quality and the visual evaluation in ultrasound imaging. This necessitates the need for robust despeckling techniques for both routine clinical practice and teleconsultation. The goal for this book is to introduce the theoretical background (equations), the algorithmic steps, and the MATLAB™ code for the following group of despeckle filters: linear filtering, nonlinear filtering, anisotropic diffusion filtering and wavelet filtering. The book proposes a comparative evaluation framework of these despeckle filters...

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Effects of Hypergravity and Microgravity on Biomedical Experiments, The

The Effects of Hypergravity and Microgravity on Biomedical Experiments

By: Thais Russomano; Gustavo Dalmarco

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 08-APR-2008

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In the aerospace environment, human, animal, and plant physiology differs significantly from that on Earth, and this book provides reasons for some of these changes. The challenges encountered by pilots in their missions can have implications on the health and safety of not only themselves but others. Knowing the effects of hypergravity on the human body during high-speed flight led to the development of human centrifuges. We also need to better understand the physiological responses of living organisms in space. It is therefore necessary to simulate weightlessness through the use of...

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Biodesign

Biodesign

By: Stefanos Zenios; Josh Makower; Paul Yock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 25-SEP-2009

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Recognize market opportunities, master the design process, and develop business acumen with this 'how-to' guide to medical technology innovation. A three-step, proven approach to the biodesign innovation process - identify, invent, implement - provides a practical formula for innovation. The experiences of hundreds of innovators and companies, in the form of case studies, quotes and practical advice, offer a realistic, action-orientated roadmap for successful biodesign innovation. Real-world examples, end-of-chapter projects, and Getting Started sections guide the reader through each of...

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Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics

Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics

By: Dominik Marx; Jürg Hutter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-APR-2009

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Ab initio molecular dynamics revolutionized the field of realistic computer simulation of complex molecular systems and processes, including chemical reactions, by unifying molecular dynamics and electronic structure theory. This book provides the first coherent presentation of this rapidly growing field, covering a vast range of methods and their applications, from basic theory to advanced methods. This fascinating text for graduate students and researchers contains systematic derivations of various ab initio molecular dynamics techniques in order that readers can understand and assess...

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Bacterial Sensors

Bacterial Sensors

By: Jan van der Meer

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 11-NOV-2010

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Bacterial reporters are live, genetically engineered cells with promising application in bioanalytics. They contain genetic circuitry to produce a cellular sensing element, which detects the target compound and relays the detection to specific synthesis of so-called reporter proteins (the presence or activity of which is easy to quantify). Bioassays with bacterial reporters are a useful complement to chemical analytics because they measure biological responses rather than total chemical concentrations. Simple bacterial reporter assays may also replace more costly chemical methods as a...

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Computational Genomic Signatures

Computational Genomic Signatures

By: Ozkan Ufuk Nalbantoglu; Khalid Sayood

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 05-MAY-2011

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Recent advances in development of sequencing technology has resulted in a deluge of genomic data. In order to make sense of this data, there is an urgent need for algorithms for data processing and quantitative reasoning. An emerging in silico approach, called computational genomic signatures, addresses this need by representing global species-specific features of genomes using simple mathematical models. This text introduces the general concept of computational genomic signatures, and it reviews some of the DNA sequence models which can be used as computational genomic signatures. The...

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Basic Feedback Controls in Biomedicine

Basic Feedback Controls in Biomedicine

By: Charles Lessard

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 08-MAY-2009

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This textbook is intended for undergraduate students (juniors or seniors) in Biomedical Engineering, with the main goal of helping these students learn about classical control theory and its application in physiological systems. In addition, students should be able to apply the Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Engineering Workbench (LabVIEW) Controls and Simulation Modules to mammalian physiology. The first four chapters review previous work on differential equations for electrical and mechanical systems. Chapters 5 through 8 present the general types and characteristics of feedback...

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Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

By: Douglas Christensen

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 08-AUG-2009

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Intended as an introduction to the field of biomedical engineering, this book covers the topics of biomechanics (Part I) and bioelectricity (Part II). Each chapter emphasizes a fundamental principle or law, such as Darcy's Law, Poiseuille's Law, Hooke's Law, Starling's Law, levers, and work in the area of fluid, solid, and cardiovascular biomechanics. In addition, electrical laws and analysis tools are introduced, including Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws, Coulomb's Law, capacitors, and the fluid/electrical analogy. Culminating the electrical portion are chapters covering Nernst and membrane...