Micro/Nano Technology Systems for Biomedical Applications: Microfluidics, Optics, and Surface…

Hardcover | March 25, 2010

EditorChih-Ming Ho

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In daily life, we are accustomed to working with length scales of feet or meters, but the building blocks from which our bodies are constructed are many orders of magnitude smaller. The technologies that are being developed to intervene at these minute scales have the potential to improvehuman health and significantly enrich our lives.Revolutionary micro/nano technology platforms have led to dramatic advances in sample preparation, analysis and cell culture. From the 1990s through to the very beginning of the twenty-first century, the focus was on the development of manufacturing technologies. Through elegant design andsophisticated fabrication, the micro- to nano-scale manipulation of fluids and particles has become routine. Since then, it has become possible to control molecular interactions at device surfaces, and optical manipulation, imaging and sensing techniques can also be incorporated. Micro/nanotechnology platforms are already being used to study and direct biological processes at the cellular and sub-cellular level, and to detect disease with greater sensitivity and specificity. The challenges and excitement in the near future will be in engineering these sophisticated, multifunctionaldevices to seamlessly interface with complex biological systems.Providing a clear guide that moves from molecules through devices to systems, this book reviews fundamental aspects of microfluidic devices, including fabrication, surface property control, pressure-driven and electrokinetic flow, and functions such as fluid mixing, particle sorting and molecularseparations. The integration of optical and plasmonic imaging, optoelectronic tweezers for single particle manipulation, and optical and electrical signal transduction methods for biosensing are shown to provide extraordinary capabilities for bioanalytical and biomedical applications. Theserepresent key areas of research that will lead to the next generation of micro/nano-based systems. Anyone working in this fast-changing field will benefit from this comprehensive review of the latest thinking, while researchers will find much to inspire and direct their work.

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In daily life, we are accustomed to working with length scales of feet or meters, but the building blocks from which our bodies are constructed are many orders of magnitude smaller. The technologies that are being developed to intervene at these minute scales have the potential to improvehuman health and significantly enrich our lives....

Dr. Chih-Ming Ho received a B.S. from National Taiwan University and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. He holds the Ben Rich-Lockheed Martin Professor at UCLA and is the Director of the Center for Cell Control. Dr. Ho is known for his work in micro/nano fluidics, bio-nano technologies and turbulence. He was ranked by ISI as one of ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:March 25, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199219699

ISBN - 13:9780199219698

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1. Chih-Ming Ho: Intersections Between Micro/Nano Technologies and Biological Sciences2. Patrick Tabeling and Yi-Kuen Lee: Micro/Nanofluidic Processes3. Narayan R. Aluru and George Em Karniadakis: Numerical Simulation of Microflows and Nanoflows4. Scott Miserendino and Yu-Chong Tai: Pressure-Driven Microfluidics5. Hywel Morgan, Nicolas G. Green, and Tao Sun: Electrokinetics of Particles and Fluids6. Chang-Jin Kim and Jian Gong: EWOD Droplet Microfluidic Devices Using Printed Circuit Board Fabrication7. Carl D. Meinhart and Steven T. Wereley: Micro Particle Velocimetry8. Yuan Wang and Xiang Zhang: Near-Field Optical and Plasmonic Imaging9. Eric P. Y. Chio and Ming C. Wu: Optoelectronic Tweezers10. Tza-Huei Wang, Kelvin Liu, Hsin-Chih Yeh, and Christopher M. Puleo: Nanobiosensors11. Robin L. Garrell and Heather D. Maynard: Surface Molecular Property Control