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Biomedical Microsystems

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Author:  Ellis Meng

Poised to dramatically impact human health, biomedical microsystems (bioMEMS) technologies incorporate various aspects from materials science, biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, and engineering. Reflecting the highly interdisciplinary nature of this area, Biomedical Microsystems covers the fundamentals of miniaturization, biomaterials, microfabrication, and nanotechnology, along with relevant applications.

Written by an active researcher who was recently named one of Technology Review’sYoung Innovators Under 35, the book begins with an introduction to the benefits of miniaturization. It then introduces materials, fabrication technology, and the necessary components of all bioMEMS. The author also covers fundamental principles and building blocks, including microfluidic concepts, lab-on-a-chip systems, and sensing and detection methods. The final chapters explore several important applications of bioMEMS, such as microdialysis, catheter-based sensors, MEMS implants, neural probes, and tissue engineering.

For readers with a limited background in MEMS and bioMEMS, this book provides a practical introduction to the technology used to make these devices, the principles that govern their operation, and examples of their application. It offers a starting point for understanding advanced topics and encourages readers to begin to formulate their own ideas about the design of novel bioMEMS. A solutions manual is available for instructors who want to convert this reference to classroom use.

Table of Contents

Evolution of MEMS
Applications of MEMS
BioMEMS Applications
MEMS Resources
Text Goals and Organization
Miniaturization and Scaling

BioMEMS Materials
Traditional MEMS and Microelectronic Materials

Polymeric Materials for MEMS

Microfabrication Methods and Processes for BioMEMS
Wafer Bonding, Assembly, and Packaging
Surface Treatment
Conversion Factors for Energy and Intensity Units
Laboratory Exercises

Introduction and Fluid Properties

Concepts in Microfluidics
Fluid-Transport Phenomena and Pumping
Flow Control
Laboratory Exercises

Lab-on-a-Chip or Micro Total Analysis Systems
Microanalytical Systems in Chemistry and Biology
Sample Pretreatment
Sample Introduction

Sensing and Detection Methods
Sensing and Detection

Sensor Characteristics
Principles of Physical Sensing
Biological and Chemical Detection Methods

Applications to Cells, Nucleic Acids, and Proteins

Nucleic Acids

Clinical Monitoring
Flow Cytometry

Catheter-Based Sensors
Point of Care

MEMS Implants and Bioelectric Interfaces
Implantable MEMS

Microelectrodes and Neural Probes
Implantable Sensors
Drug Delivery
Tissue Engineering

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 408 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (September 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1420051229
  • ISBN-13: 978-1420051223
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.5 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds