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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. ...

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Measurement Data Modeling and Parameter Estimation

Measurement Data Modeling and Parameter Estimation

By: Zhengming Wang; Dongyun Yi; Xiaojun Duan; Jing Yao; Defeng Gu

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 06-DEC-2011

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This book discusses the theories, methods, and application techniques of the measurement data mathematical modeling and parameter estimation. It seeks to build a bridge between mathematical theory and engineering practice in the measurement data processing field so theoretical researchers and technical engineers can communicate. It is organized with abundant materials, such as illustrations, tables, examples, and exercises. The authors create examples to apply mathematical theory innovatively to measurement and control engineering. Not only does this reference provide theoretical...

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Microwave Propagation and Remote Sensing: Atmospheric Influences with Models and Applications

Microwave Propagation and Remote Sensing: Atmospheric Influences with Models and Applications

By: Pranab Karmakar

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 02-SEP-2011

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This book deals with both microwave propagation and remote sensing in various atmospheric and tropospheric conditions. After discussing the derived parameters of water, the text covers free space propagation, as well as conditions and constituents such as water vapor and vapor pressure, density, and ray bending. It also explores Maxwell's equations and free space loss calculations, in addition to reflection, interference, polarization of electromagnetic waves, radio refraction, and atmospheric turbulence. The author addresses effects of snow, hail, and aerosols, and he presents radiometric...

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Nano-Semiconductors: Devices and Technology

Nano-Semiconductors: Devices and Technology

By: Krzysztof Iniewski

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 24-OCT-2011

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The semiconductor industry is undergoing a transition from the use of standard CMOS silicon to novel device structures that include carbon nanotubes, graphene, quantum dots and III-V materials. A must-read for anyone serious about future nanofabrication technologies, this book addresses the state of the art in nano devices for electronics. It explores exciting opportunities in emerging materials that will take system performance beyond what is offered by traditional CMOS-based microelectronics. The text features contributions from top international experts from industry and academia....

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Lithium-Ion Batteries: Advanced Materials and Technologies

Lithium-Ion Batteries: Advanced Materials and Technologies

By: Xianxia Yuan; Hansan Liu; Jiujun Zhang

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 14-DEC-2011

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In this volume, leading international specialists share their knowledge and insights on recent advances in the fundamental theories, experimental methods, and research achievements of lithium-ion battery technology. Along with coverage of state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, the book focuses on the technical progress and challenges of cathode materials, anode materials, electrolytes, and separators. It also presents numerical modeling and theoretical calculations, discusses the design of safe and powerful lithium-ion batteries, and describes approaches for enhancing the performance of...

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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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Low Cost Emergency Water Purification Technologies

Low Cost Emergency Water Purification Technologies

By: Chittaranjan Ray; Ravi Jain

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 24-MAR-2014

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Natural disasters, tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods are occurring with increasing frequency. In emergencies, pure drinking water is quickly the most important item. Low Cost Emergency Water Purification Technologies provides the tips and techniques for supplying potable drinking water at low cost in the direst circumstances. Succinct and readable, this manual describes the various options for correcting unsanitary or unsatisfactory drinking water. Several treatment methods for contaminated water are reviewed and the pros and cons of each are discussed. Covers long-term...