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Coatings for Biomedical Applications

Coatings for Biomedical Applications

By: M Driver

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 22-FEB-2012

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The biomaterials sector is rapidly expanding and significant advances have been made in the technology of biomedical coatings and materials, which provide a means to improve the wear of joints, change the biological interaction between implant and host and combine the properties of various materials to improve device performance. Coatings for biomedical applications provides an extensive review of coating types and surface modifications for biomedical applications. The first part of the book explores a range of coating types and their biomedical applications. Chapters look at...

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Biosensors for Medical Applications

Biosensors for Medical Applications

By: S Higson

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 21-AUG-2012

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Biomedical sensors are an essential tool in the detection and monitoring of a wide range of medical conditions from cancer to Parkinson’s disease. Biosensors for medical applications provides a comprehensive review of established, cutting edge and future trends in biomedical sensors and their applications. Part one focuses on key principles and transduction approaches, reviewing electrochemical, piezoelectric and nano-sized biosensors. Impedence interrogated affinity biosensors for medical applications and practical applications of enzyme biosensors are explored, before part two goes on...

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Durability and Reliability of Medical Polymers

Durability and Reliability of Medical Polymers

By: M Jenkins; A Stamboulis

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 13-AUG-2012

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Given the widespread use of polymers in medical devices, the durability and reliability of this material in use is an area of critical importance. Durability and reliability of medical polymers reviews the performance of both bioresorbable and non-bioresorbable medical polymers. Part one provides a review of the types and properties of bioresorbable medical polymers. The effect of molecular structure on properties is discussed, along with the processing of bioresorbable and other polymers for medical applications. Transport phenomena and the degradation of bioresorbable medical polymers...

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Bioprocess Engineering

Bioprocess Engineering

By: K Clarke

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 21-OCT-2013

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Biotechnology is an expansive field incorporating expertise in both the life science and engineering disciplines. In biotechnology, the scientist is concerned with developing the most favourable biocatalysts, while the engineer is directed towards process performance, defining conditions and strategies that will maximize the production potential of the biocatalyst. Increasingly, the synergistic effect of the contributions of engineering and life sciences is recognised as key to the translation of new bioproducts from the laboratory bench to commercial bioprocess. Fundamental to the...

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Handbook of Biomedical Optics

Handbook of Biomedical Optics

By: David Boas; Constantinos Pitris; Nimmi Ramanujam

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 14-JUN-2011

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Taking a broad yet detailed approach, this comprehensive handbook covers light-based diagnostic methodologies and light-mediated therapeutics as well as concepts and cutting-edge optical methods used in research and practice. Extensively illustrated, the book presents the theory and fundamentals, along with state-of-the-art applications. The expert contributors also discuss advantages and disadvantages of various techniques. After introducing the background principles of optics, light sources, and irradiation and basic tissue optics concepts, the book focuses on spectroscopic methods,...

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Support Vector Machines and Their Application in Chemistry and Biotechnology

Support Vector Machines and Their Application in Chemistry and Biotechnology

By: Yizeng Liang; Qing-Song Xu; Hong-Dong Li; Dong-Sheng Cao

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 09-MAY-2011

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Presenting a clear bridge between theory and application, this volume provides a thorough description of the mechanism of support vector machines (SVMs) from the point of view of chemists and biologists. Topics discussed include elements and algorithms of support vector classification (SVC) machines and support vector regression machines (SVR), the kernel function for solving nonlinear problems, ensemble learning of SVMs, applications of SVMs to near-infrared data, SVMs and quantitative structure-activity/property relationships (QSAR/QSPR), quality control of traditional Chinese medicine...

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Applied Optics Fundamentals and Device Applications: Nano, MOEMS, and Biotechnology

Applied Optics Fundamentals and Device Applications: Nano, MOEMS, and Biotechnology

By: Mark Mentzer

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 09-MAY-2011

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Providing an interdisciplinary look at optics technology, this book investigates the connection between nanotechnology, MOEMS, and biotechnology. It covers fundamental relationships and system applications and includes design examples and numerous useful references. The author discusses emerging technologies augmented with MEMS, MOEMS, nanotechnology, biotechnology, fiber optic sensing, integrated optics, optical computing and signal processing, integrated optics, and electro-optics. He uses case studies to illustrate how emerging optics technologies are applied in the marketplace. ...

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Medical Robotics

Medical Robotics

By: P Gomes

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 18-OCT-2012

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Advances in research have led to the use of robotics in a range of surgical applications. Medical robotics: Minimally invasive surgery provides authoritative coverage of the core principles, applications and future potential of this enabling technology. Beginning with an introduction to robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery (MIS), the core technologies of the field are discussed, including localization and tracking technologies for medical robotics. Key applications of robotics in laparoscopy, neurology, cardiovascular interventions, urology and orthopaedics are considered, as well...

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Biomedical Imaging

Biomedical Imaging

By: Peter Morris

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 19-FEB-2014

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The development of imaging techniques is of great importance for the diagnosis of disease, monitoring of medical implants and for strategies for personalised medicine. Significant advances are being made in this technology and Biomedical imaging discusses the technologies and latest developments in this increasingly important field. Chapters in part one explore the full scale of imaging technologies from Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) to Positron Emission Tomography (PET), as well as the Next Generation techniques that could provide the basis for personalised medicine. Part two highlights...

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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...