Microengineering in biotechnology / edited by Michael P. Hughes and Kai F. Hoettges.Material type: TextSeries: Springer protocols (Series) | Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.) ; v. 583.Publication details: New York, NY : Humana Press, ©2010. Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (ix, 252 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781603271066; 1603271066Subject(s): Biotechnology | Biotechnology | Microtechnology | Miniaturization | Biological Science Disciplines | Natural Science Disciplines | Technology | Technology, Industry, and Agriculture | Disciplines and Occupations | Technology, Industry, Agriculture | Biotechnology | Biotechnologie | Mikroelektronik | biotechnologie | biotechnology | engineering | microanalyse | microanalysis | nanotechnologie | nanotechnology | Biotechnology (General) | Mechanical and Electronic Engineering | Biotechnologie (algemeen) | Werktuigbouwkunde en elektrotechniekGenre/Form: Laboratory Manual | Electronic books. | Aufsatzsammlung. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Microengineering in biotechnology.DDC classification: 660.6 LOC classification: TP248.185NLM classification: W1 | QT 36Other classification: CIT 955f Online resources: Click here to access online
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Microfabrication techniques for biologists: a primer on building micromachines / D. Chinn -- The application of microfluidics in biology / D. Holmes and S. Gawad -- Rapid prototyping of microstructures by soft lithography for biotechnology / D.B. Wolfe, D. Qin and G.M. Whitesides -- Chemical synthesis in microreactors / P. Watts and S.J. Haswell -- The Electroosmotic Flow (EOF) / G.W. Slater, F. Tessier and K. Kopecka -- Microengineered neural probes for in vivo recording / K.D. Valles -- Impedance spectroscopy and optical analysis of single biological cells and organisms in microsystems / S. Gawad [and others] -- Dielectrophoresis as a cell characterisation tool / K.F. Hoettges -- AC-electrokinetic applications in a biological setting / F.H. Labeed -- Wireless endoscopy: technology and design / D.R. Cumming, P.A. Hammond and L. Wang.
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Microelectronic engineering has revolutionized electronics, providing new, faster and cheaper ways of doing things - and now the same technology is being applied to biotechnology and molecular biology. As sample volume is reduced, reaction speed and detector sensitivity are increased while sample and reagent requirements and device cost are reduced. Microelectronic engineering provides the potential for bench-top versions of large and expensive equipment such as flow cytometry, or novel ones that exploit physical phenomena on the micron scale, such as dielectrophoresis for cell analysis. In Microengineering in Biotechnology, experts in the field contribute chapters aimed at instilling in the reader a working understanding of the methods underlying microengineering and the means by which such methods can be used for a range of analytical techniques. It describes the methods by which microengineered devices can be built to perform a number of applications and considers how the field may progress by examining some more complex lab on a chip devices which have great potential in the advancement of the way in which molecular biology is performed. As a volume in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, this work provides the kind of detailed description and implementation advice that is crucial for getting optimal results. Cutting-edge yet easy-to-use, Microengineering in Biotechnology serves as a reference guide for practical microengineering techniques and as a route into the development of new devices for biological applications in order to strengthen the promising union of molecular and cellular biology with microelectronics.
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