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Biologically-responsive Hybrid Biomaterials: A Reference For Material Scientists And Bioengineers (Hardcover): Esmaiel Jabbari,... Biologically-responsive Hybrid Biomaterials: A Reference For Material Scientists And Bioengineers (Hardcover)
Esmaiel Jabbari, Ali Khademhosseini
R3,304 Discovery Miles 33 040 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Conjugation of synthetic materials with cell-responsive biologically-active molecules, in addition to providing structural support and release of biomolecules in the regenerating region, can provide the signaling factors required to initiate the cascade of cell migration, adhesion, differentiation, maturation, growth factor modulation, maintenance of matrix integrity, and tissue morphogenesis. Nanoparticles conjugated with ligands that preferentially interact with cell surface receptors in the tumor environment have the potential to drastically improve bioavailability, selectivity and residence time of the chemotherapeutic agent in the tumor microenvironment, while limiting their peripheral toxicity. Multivalent presentation of tumor-associated antigens on a targeted delivery system containing T and B cell epitopes can result in strong, long-lasting, self-adjuvant immunity against cancer and other diseases in vaccination. These examples demonstrate that cell-responsive conjugate biomaterials have profoundly impacted the medical field.This book is divided into three sections. In the first section, synthesis and characterization, conformation, structure-activity, self-assembly, and host response of conjugate hybrid biomaterials are covered. The second section is dedicated to the applications of conjugate biomaterials in drug delivery and vaccination while the last section is devoted to tissue engineering applications including cell adhesion, control of the stem cell niche, cartilage regeneration, neural and vascular tissue engineering, and dynamic cell culture systems for functionalized biomaterials.There is no doubt that biologically-responsive conjugate biomaterials play a key role in the design of biologics and medical devices, and this pioneering reference book provides a comprehensive review on synthesis, characterization, structure-activity, 3D assembly/fabrication, host response and the emerging applications of conjugate hybrid biomaterials.

Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation III - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on... Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation III - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (ICNR2018), October 16-20, 2018, Pisa, Italy (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2019)
Lorenzo Masia, Silvestro Micera, Metin Akay, Jose L. Pons
R8,166 Discovery Miles 81 660 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The book reports on advanced topics in the areas of neurorehabilitation research and practice. It focuses on new methods for interfacing the human nervous system with electronic and mechatronic systems to restore or compensate impaired neural functions. Importantly, the book merges different perspectives, such as the clinical, neurophysiological, and bioengineering ones, to promote, feed and encourage collaborations between clinicians, neuroscientists and engineers. Based on the 2018 International Conference on Neurorehabilitation (ICNR 2018) held on October 16-20, 2018, in Pisa, Italy,, this book covers various aspects of neurorehabilitation research and practice, including new insights into biomechanics, brain physiology, neuroplasticity, and brain damages and diseases, as well as innovative methods and technologies for studying and/or recovering brain function, from data mining to interface technologies and neuroprosthetics. In this way, it offers a concise, yet comprehensive reference guide to neurosurgeons, rehabilitation physicians, neurologists, and bioengineers. Moreover, by highlighting current challenges in understanding brain diseases as well as in the available technologies and their implementation, the book is also expected to foster new collaborations between the different groups, thus stimulating new ideas and research directions.

Nanobiomaterials - Classification, Fabrication and Biomedical Applications (Hardcover): Xiumei Wang, Murugan Ramalingam,... Nanobiomaterials - Classification, Fabrication and Biomedical Applications (Hardcover)
Xiumei Wang, Murugan Ramalingam, Xiangdong Kong, Lingyun Zhao
R3,749 R3,093 Discovery Miles 30 930 Save R656 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written by an international team of editors and contributors from renowned universities and institutes, this book addresses the latest research in the field of nanobiomaterials, covering nanotechnologies for their fabrication, developments in biomedical applications, and the challenges of biosafety in clinic uses. Clearly structured, the volume defines the scope and classification of the field, resulting in a broad overview from fundamental principles to current technological advances, and from materials synthesis to biomedical applications along with future trends.

Tributes To Yuan-cheng Fung On His 90th Birthday - Biomechanics: From Molecules To Man (Hardcover): Shu Chien, Peter C. y.... Tributes To Yuan-cheng Fung On His 90th Birthday - Biomechanics: From Molecules To Man (Hardcover)
Shu Chien, Peter C. y. Chen, Geert W. Schmid-Schoenbein, Pin Tong, Savio L.-Y Woo
R2,168 Discovery Miles 21 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is a tribute to Professor Yuan-Cheng Fung, the Father of Biomechanics and a pioneer in Bioengineering, in honor of his 90th Birthday. The book consists of articles contributed by his colleagues, students, friends and family. These articles illustrate Professor Fung's profound influence on outstanding leaders in bioengineering, especially biomechanics, and on the life and work of all people who have been in contact with him. The scientific topics covered range from fundamentals of science and engineering (e.g., residual stress, flow dynamics, and cellular signaling) to clinical disorders (e.g., atherosclerosis, diabetes, and hypertension). The articles cover the whole spectrum of biological hierarchy, from genes/molecules to cells/tissues, and organs/systems, with close correlations between engineering and biomedical sciences. This book provides an excellent view of the marvelous contributions of Professor Fung as a Renaissance Man.

Genome and Genomics - From Archaea to Eukaryotes (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): K. V. Chaitanya Genome and Genomics - From Archaea to Eukaryotes (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
K. V. Chaitanya
R4,269 Discovery Miles 42 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides a detailed and up-to-dated information on the genomes belonging to three major life forms on Earth - archaea, prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Each section describes about the genome of a specific group of organisms, such as viruses, archaea, bacteria, eukaryotes and organellar genomes. Individual chapters provide details of their organization, structure, evolution, sequencing strategies and functions. Further, this book discusses the technologies that are applied for genome sequencing; assembly, annotation and gene prediction. Other topics include the genomes of important model organisms, mitochondria genome of Neanderthal fossil, etc. This book also examines the evolution of chloroplast and mitochondria genomes by comparing with bacteria, addresses the diseases that occur in humans due to the mutations in mitochondrial genome, gene therapy and engineering of chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes. Lastly, it features an overview of the role of proteomics, exposomics, connectomics, metabolomics, and microbiomics. This book is a fascinating read for students, lecturers and researchers in the field of genetics, genomics, microbiology and life sciences.

X-Ray Diffraction Imaging - Technology and Applications (Hardcover): Joel Greenberg X-Ray Diffraction Imaging - Technology and Applications (Hardcover)
Joel Greenberg
R3,050 Discovery Miles 30 500 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explores novel methods for implementing X-ray diffraction technology as an imaging modality, which have been made possible through recent breakthroughs in detector technology, computational power, and data processing algorithms. The ability to perform fast, spatially-resolved X-ray diffraction throughout the volume of a sample opens up entirely new possibilities in areas such as material analysis, cancer diagnosis, and explosive detection, thus offering the potential to revolutionize the fields of medical, security, and industrial imaging and detection. Featuring chapters written by an international selection of authors from both academia and industry, the book provides a comprehensive discussion of the underlying physics, architectures, and applications of X-ray diffraction imaging that is accessible and relevant to neophytes and experts alike. Teaches novel methods for X-ray diffraction imaging Comprehensive and self-contained discussion of the relevant physics, imaging techniques, system components, and data processing algorithms Features state-of-the-art work of international authors from both academia and industry. Includes practical applications in the medical, industrial, and security sectors

Biomimetic Lipid Membranes: Fundamentals, Applications, and Commercialization (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Fatma N. Koek, Ahu... Biomimetic Lipid Membranes: Fundamentals, Applications, and Commercialization (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Fatma N. Koek, Ahu Arslan Yildiz, Fatih Inci
R3,506 R2,883 Discovery Miles 28 830 Save R623 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book compiles the fundamentals, applications and viable product strategies of biomimetic lipid membranes into a single, comprehensive source. It broadens its perspective to interdisciplinary realms incorporating medicine, biology, physics, chemistry, materials science, as well as engineering and pharmacy at large. The book guides readers from membrane structure and models to biophysical chemistry and functionalization of membrane surfaces. It then takes the reader through a myriad of surface-sensitive techniques before delving into cutting-edge applications that could help inspire new research directions. With more than half the world's drugs and various toxins targeting these crucial structures, the book addresses a topic of major importance in the field of medicine, particularly biosensor design, diagnostic tool development, vaccine formulation, micro/nano-array systems, and drug screening/development. Provides fundamental knowledge on biomimetic lipid membranes; Addresses some of biomimetic membrane types, preparation methods, properties and characterization techniques; Explains state-of-art technological developments that incorporate microfluidic systems, array technologies, lab-on-a-chip-tools, biosensing, and bioprinting techniques; Describes the integration of biomimetic membranes with current top-notch tools and platforms; Examines applications in medicine, pharmaceutical industry, and environmental monitoring.

Production of Materials from Sustainable Biomass Resources (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Zhen Fang, Richard L. Smith, Jr., Xiaofei... Production of Materials from Sustainable Biomass Resources (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Zhen Fang, Richard L. Smith, Jr., Xiaofei Tian
R3,762 R3,246 Discovery Miles 32 460 Save R516 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book presents a collection of studies on state-of-art techniques developed specifically for lignocellulose component derivation, and for the production of functional materials, composite polymers, carbonaceous biocatalysts, and pellets from lignocellulosic biomass, with an emphasis on using sustainable chemistry and engineering to develop innovative materials and fuels for practical application. Technological strategies for the physical processing or biological conversion of biomass for material production are also presented. All chapters were contributed by respected experts in the field from around the globe, providing a broad range of perspectives on cutting-edge applications. The book offers an ideal reference guide for academic researchers and industrial engineers in the fields of natural renewable materials, biorefinery of lignocellulose, biofuels and environmental engineering. It can also be used as a comprehensive reference source for university students in chemical engineering, material science and environmental engineering.

Biomedical Engineering Principles Of The Bionic Man (Hardcover): George K. Hung Biomedical Engineering Principles Of The Bionic Man (Hardcover)
George K. Hung
R2,038 Discovery Miles 20 380 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The maturing of the baby boomers has heralded the age of the bionic man, who is literally composed of various replacement organs or biomechanical parts. This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date scientific source of biomedical engineering principles of replacement parts and assist devices for the bionic man. It contains topics ranging from biomechanical, biochemical, rehabilitation, and tissue engineering principles, to applications in cardiovascular, visual, auditory, and neurological systems, as well as recent advances in transplant, gene therapy, and stem cell research.

Biomedical Engineering Principles Of The Bionic Man (Paperback): George K. Hung Biomedical Engineering Principles Of The Bionic Man (Paperback)
George K. Hung
R1,433 Discovery Miles 14 330 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The maturing of the baby boomers has heralded the age of the bionic man, who is literally composed of various replacement organs or biomechanical parts. This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date scientific source of biomedical engineering principles of replacement parts and assist devices for the bionic man. It contains topics ranging from biomechanical, biochemical, rehabilitation, and tissue engineering principles, to applications in cardiovascular, visual, auditory, and neurological systems, as well as recent advances in transplant, gene therapy, and stem cell research.

Fundamentals of Vascular Biology (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019): Margarethe Geiger Fundamentals of Vascular Biology (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Margarethe Geiger
R1,743 Discovery Miles 17 430 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This well-structured textbook offers essential knowledge on the vascular system. The reader will learn the properties, basic cellular mechanisms and development of the different parts of the vascular system (including the heart), gain knowledge on vascular and related diseases, and will be made familiar with common and most current methods and techniques applied to analyze the vascular system in patients, in animal models, and ex vivo. This book is based on a PhD Course for students from various bioscientific backgrounds given at the Medical University of Vienna, and it will be a valuable resource for Masters Students in vascular biology and biomedicine in general and a helpful tool for young researchers world-wide wishing to gain or refresh their knowledge in this field.

VIII Latin American Conference on Biomedical Engineering and XLII National Conference on Biomedical Engineering - Proceedings... VIII Latin American Conference on Biomedical Engineering and XLII National Conference on Biomedical Engineering - Proceedings of CLAIB-CNIB 2019, October 2-5, 2019, Cancun, Mexico (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020)
Cesar A. Gonzalez Diaz, Christian Chapa Gonzalez, Eric Laciar Leber, Hugo A. Velez, Norma P. Puente, …
R8,645 Discovery Miles 86 450 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book gathers the joint proceedings of the VIII Latin American Conference on Biomedical Engineering (CLAIB 2019) and the XLII National Conference on Biomedical Engineering (CNIB 2019). It reports on the latest findings and technological outcomes in the biomedical engineering field. Topics include: biomedical signal and image processing; biosensors, bioinstrumentation and micro-nanotechnologies; biomaterials and tissue engineering. Advances in biomechanics, biorobotics, neurorehabilitation, medical physics and clinical engineering are also discussed. A special emphasis is given to practice-oriented research and to the implementation of new technologies in clinical settings. The book provides academics and professionals with extensive knowledge on and a timely snapshot of cutting-edge research and developments in the field of biomedical engineering.

Biomaterials and Immune Response - Complications, Mechanisms and Immunomodulation (Hardcover): Nihal Engin Vrana Biomaterials and Immune Response - Complications, Mechanisms and Immunomodulation (Hardcover)
Nihal Engin Vrana
R3,053 Discovery Miles 30 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The interactions of the biomaterials with the host immune system is crucial for their functionality. This book aims to provide the reader with a better understanding of the role of the immune system in biomaterial applications. For this end, the book has dedicated chapters for i) explaining immune cells taking part in immune response to biomaterials/immune systems interface; ii) the effect of biomaterial shape, form and physicochemical properties on the response of immune system; iii) biofilm formation on implanted materials as a failure of immune system/biomaterial interactions; iv) tissue-specific effects of immune response and its consequences for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; v) immune reaction in a clinical context (periodontology). In the field of biomaterials there are significant advances in using immunomodulation techniques to improve the success rates of implantable materials. For better understanding of such techniques it is required to have a full grasp of the biomaterial-immune system interactions. This would greatly enhance the understanding of why the human body reacts to implants in a certain way and how to improve the clinical outcomes by developing immune-instructive biomaterials. Provides keen insight into biomaterial-immune cell interactions Presents an explanation of state-of-the-art methodologies in immunomodulation Offers a concise and simple-to-understand treatment of biomaterial-immune cell interactions for materials scientists in a biology heavy topic Explores a comprehensive overview of biomaterial related complications Provides extensive references at the end of each chapter to enhance study for this very hot research area

Capstone Design Courses - Producing Industry-Ready Biomedical Engineers (Paperback, New): Jay R. Goldberg Capstone Design Courses - Producing Industry-Ready Biomedical Engineers (Paperback, New)
Jay R. Goldberg
R781 Discovery Miles 7 810 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The biomedical engineering senior capstone design course is probably the most important course taken by undergraduate biomedical engineering students. It provides them with the opportunity to apply what they have learned in previous years; develop their communication (written, oral, and graphical), interpersonal (teamwork, conflict management, and negotiation), project management, and design skills; and learn about the product development process. It also provides students with an understanding of the economic, financial, legal, and regulatory aspects of the design, development, and commercialization of medical technology. The capstone design experience can change the way engineering students think about technology, society, themselves, and the world around them. It gives them a short preview of what it will be like to work as an engineer. It can make them aware of their potential to make a positive contribution to health care throughout the world and generate excitement for and pride in the engineering profession. Working on teams helps students develop an appreciation for the many ways team members, with different educational, political, ethnic, social, cultural, and religious backgrounds, look at problems. They learn to value diversity and become more willing to listen to different opinions and perspectives. Finally, they learn to value the contributions of nontechnical members of multidisciplinary project teams. Ideas for how to organize, structure, and manage a senior capstone design course for biomedical and other engineering students are presented here. These ideas will be helpful to faculty who are creating a new design course, expanding a current design program to more than the senior year, or just looking for some ideas for improving an existing course.

Extreme Tissue Engineering - Concepts and Strategies for Tissue Fabrication (Paperback): Robert A. Brown Extreme Tissue Engineering - Concepts and Strategies for Tissue Fabrication (Paperback)
Robert A. Brown
R1,220 Discovery Miles 12 200 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Highly Commended at the BMA Book Awards 2013"

"Extreme Tissue Engineering" is an engaging introduction to Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM), allowing the reader to understand, discern and place into context the mass of scientific, multi-disciplinary data currently flooding the field. It is designed to provide interdisciplinary, ground-up explanations in a digestible, entertaining way, creating a text which is relevant to all students of TERM regardless of their route into the field.

Organised into three main sections: chapters 1 to 3 introduce and explain the general problems; chapters 4 to 6 identify and refine how the main factors interact to create the problems and opportunities we know all too well; chapters 7 to 9 argue us through the ways we can use leading-edge (extreme) concepts to build our advanced solutions.

Students and researchers in areas such as stem cell and developmental biology, tissue repair, implantology and surgical sciences, biomaterials sciences and nanobiomedicine, bioengineering, bio-processing and monitoring technologies - from undergraduate and masters to doctoral and post-doctoral research levels - will find "Extreme Tissue Engineering" a stimulating and inspiring text.

Written in a fluid, entertaining style, "Extreme Tissue Engineering" is introductory yet challenging, richly illustrated and truly interdisciplinary.

Extreme Tissue Engineering - Concepts and Strategies for Tissue Fabrication (Hardcover): Robert A. Brown Extreme Tissue Engineering - Concepts and Strategies for Tissue Fabrication (Hardcover)
Robert A. Brown
R2,697 R2,552 Discovery Miles 25 520 Save R145 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Highly Commended at the BMA Book Awards 2013"

"Extreme Tissue Engineering" is an engaging introduction to Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM), allowing the reader to understand, discern and place into context the mass of scientific, multi-disciplinary data currently flooding the field. It is designed to provide interdisciplinary, ground-up explanations in a digestible, entertaining way, creating a text which is relevant to all students of TERM regardless of their route into the field.

Organised into three main sections: chapters 1 to 3 introduce and explain the general problems; chapters 4 to 6 identify and refine how the main factors interact to create the problems and opportunities we know all too well; chapters 7 to 9 argue us through the ways we can use leading-edge (extreme) concepts to build our advanced solutions.

Students and researchers in areas such as stem cell and developmental biology, tissue repair, implantology and surgical sciences, biomaterials sciences and nanobiomedicine, bioengineering, bio-processing and monitoring technologies - from undergraduate and masters to doctoral and post-doctoral research levels - will find "Extreme Tissue Engineering" a stimulating and inspiring text.

Written in a fluid, entertaining style, "Extreme Tissue Engineering" is introductory yet challenging, richly illustrated and truly interdisciplinary.

Self-Powered and Soft Polymer MEMS/NEMS Devices (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019): Ajay Giri Prakash Kottapalli, Kai Tao, Debarun... Self-Powered and Soft Polymer MEMS/NEMS Devices (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Ajay Giri Prakash Kottapalli, Kai Tao, Debarun Sengupta, Michael S. Triantafyllou
R1,371 R1,231 Discovery Miles 12 310 Save R140 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explores the fabrication of soft material and biomimetic MEMS sensors, presents a review of MEMS/NEMS energy harvesters and self-powered sensors, and focuses on the recent efforts in developing flexible and wearable piezoelectric nanogenerators. It also includes a critical analysis of various energy harvesting principles, such as electromagnetic, piezoelectric, electrostatic, triboelectric, and magnetostrictive. This multidisciplinary book is appropriate for students and professionals in the fields of material science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and bioengineering.

Design and Implementation of Portable Impedance Analyzers (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Abdulwadood A. Al-Ali, Brent J. Maundy,... Design and Implementation of Portable Impedance Analyzers (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Abdulwadood A. Al-Ali, Brent J. Maundy, Ahmed S. Elwakil
R2,174 R1,906 Discovery Miles 19 060 Save R268 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The increasing interest in the bio-impedance analysis in various fields has increased the demand for portable and low-cost impedance analyzers that can be used in the field. Simplifying the hardware is crucial to maintaining low-cost and portability, but this is not an easy task due to the need for accurate phase and magnitude measurements. This book discusses different portable impedance analyzers design techniques. Additionally, complete designs using two different approaches are reported. The first approach utilizes a commercially available single chip solution while the second one is based on a new measurement technique that eliminates the need to measure the phase by using a software algorithm to extract it from the magnitude information. Applications to the measurement of fruit bio-impedance are emphasized and compared with measurements from professional stand-alone impedance analyzers.

Eye Movement Research - An Introduction to its Scientific Foundations and Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Christoph... Eye Movement Research - An Introduction to its Scientific Foundations and Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Christoph Klein, Ulrich Ettinger
R3,605 Discovery Miles 36 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This edited volume presents fundamentals as well as applications of oculomotor methods in industrial and clinical settings. The topical spectrum covers 1.) basics and background material, 2.) methods such as recording techniques, markov models, Levy flights, pupillometry and many more, as well as 3.) a broad range of applications in clinical and industrial settings. The target audience primarily comprises research experts and practitioners, but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students.

FDA and Intellectual Property Strategies for Medical Device Technologies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Gerald B. Halt, John C.... FDA and Intellectual Property Strategies for Medical Device Technologies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Gerald B. Halt, John C. Donch, Amber R. Stiles, Lisa Jenkins VanLuvanee, Brandon R. Theiss, …
R3,014 R2,539 Discovery Miles 25 390 Save R475 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book offers comprehensive, easy to understand guidance for medical device technology innovators on how to work through the United States FDA regulatory review process, while also providing insight on the various intellectual property concerns that many medical device innovators face. In the first portion of this book, readers are introduced to important concepts concerning FDA compliance for medical devices, as well as strategies for successfully navigating the FDA regulatory review process. Specifically, the first portion discusses the expansive range of medical devices and then walks through the most common routes to market: the PMA and 510(k) application processes. In the second portion of this book, readers are introduced to the various types of intellectual property rights that are available for medical device technology inventions and innovations, and can explore ways to overcome unique intellectual property challenges faced by many medical device technology innovators. In the third portion of the book, specific strategies are discussed to navigate the interface between the FDA regulatory process and the process of obtaining intellectual property protection. This book also includes a number of descriptive examples, case studies and scenarios to illustrate the topics discussed, and is intended for use by medical device designers, developers and innovators.

Polymer Nanocomposites in Biomedical Engineering (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni, Deepalekshmi Ponnamma,... Polymer Nanocomposites in Biomedical Engineering (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni, Deepalekshmi Ponnamma, Mariappan Rajan, Basheer Ahmed, Mariam Ali S A Al-Maadeed
R4,257 R3,659 Discovery Miles 36 590 Save R598 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book presents a thorough discussion of the physics, biology, chemistry and medicinal science behind a new and important area of materials science and engineering: polymer nanocomposites. The tremendous opportunities of polymer nanocomposites in the biomedical field arise from their multitude of applications and their ability to satisfy the vastly different functional requirements for each of these applications. In the biomedical field, a polymer nanocomposite system must meet certain design and functional criteria, including biocompatibility, biodegradability, mechanical properties, and, in some cases, aesthetic demands. The content of this book builds on what has been learnt in elementary courses about synthesising polymers, different nanoparticles, polymer composites, biomedical requirements, uses of polymer nanocomposites in medicine as well as medical devices and the major mechanisms involved during each application. The impact of hybrid nanofillers and synergistic composite mixtures which are used extensively or show promising outcomes in the biomedical field are also discussed. These novel materials vary from inorganic/ceramic-reinforced nanocomposites for mechanical property improvement to peptide-based nanomaterials, with the chemistry designed to render the entire material biocompatible.

Partial Differential Equation Analysis in Biomedical Engineering - Case Studies with Matlab (Hardcover, New): William E.... Partial Differential Equation Analysis in Biomedical Engineering - Case Studies with Matlab (Hardcover, New)
William E. Schiesser
R2,416 Discovery Miles 24 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Aimed at graduates and researchers, and requiring only a basic knowledge of multi-variable calculus, this introduction to computer-based partial differential equation (PDE) modeling provides readers with the practical methods necessary to develop and use PDE mathematical models in biomedical engineering. Taking an applied approach, rather than using abstract mathematics, the reader is instructed through six biomedical example applications, each example characterized by step-by-step discussions of established numerical methods and implemented in reliable computer routines. Adopting this technique, the reader will understand how PDE models are formulated, implemented and tested. Supported by a set of rigorously tested general purpose PDE routines online, and with enhanced understanding through animations, this book will be ideal for anyone faced with interpreting large experimental data sets that need to be analyzed with PDE models in biomedical engineering.

Hybrid and Advanced Compression Techniques for Medical Images (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Rohit M. Thanki, Ashish Kothari Hybrid and Advanced Compression Techniques for Medical Images (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Rohit M. Thanki, Ashish Kothari
R2,175 R1,907 Discovery Miles 19 070 Save R268 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book introduces advanced and hybrid compression techniques specifically used for medical images. The book discusses conventional compression and compressive sensing (CS) theory based approaches that are designed and implemented using various image transforms, such as: Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT), Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT), Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT), and Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) and greedy based recovery algorithm. The authors show how these techniques provide simulation results of various compression techniques for different types of medical images, such as MRI, CT, US, and x-ray images. Future research directions are provided for medical imaging science. The book will be a welcomed reference for engineers, clinicians, and research students working with medical image compression in the biomedical imaging field. Covers various algorithms for data compression and medical image compression; Provides simulation results of compression algorithms for different types of medical images; Provides study of compressive sensing theory for compression of medical images.

Soft Probes for Bio-electrochemical Imaging (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Tzu-En Lin Soft Probes for Bio-electrochemical Imaging (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Tzu-En Lin
R3,240 R2,660 Discovery Miles 26 600 Save R580 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book discusses the development of various reliable scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) imaging techniques for studying the distribution of biomarkers and nanomaterials in thin and thick animal samples, plant antioxidant (AO) defense systems, as well as human melanoma. The authors demonstrate that SECM could improve the diagnosis and understanding of different melanoma stages on the basis of highly resolved maps of the tyrosinase distribution. Tyrosinase is the key enzyme involved in fruit maturation and is a biomarker for melanoma. As such the book presents various tyrosinase SECM detection strategies developed for the analysis of the spatial distribution of tyrosinase in melanoma and in banana samples. It describes the first imaging of the redox active proteins within the entire mouse heart with an SECM system using a spider probe composed of eight independent microelectrodes. Further, it investigates distributions of injected graphene nanoribbons (GONRs) for drug delivery by Soft-Probe-SECM. Lastly, the book outlines a non-invasive electrochemical strategy for mapping the AO activity of apple peel using Soft-Probe-SECM.

Microbial Action on Hydrocarbons (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Vivek Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Ramprasad Microbial Action on Hydrocarbons (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Vivek Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Ramprasad
R5,518 R4,711 Discovery Miles 47 110 Save R807 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book discusses ways to overcome the side effects of using hydrocarbon-based products as energy sources. Hydrocarbons produce raw crude oil waste of around 600,000 metric tons per annum, with a range of uncertainty of 200,000 metric tons per year. The various chapters in this book focus on approaches to reduce these wastes through the application of potential microbes, in a process called bioremediation. The book is a one-stop reference resource on the methods, mechanisms and application of the bio-composites, in the laboratory and field. Focusing on resolving a very pressing environmental issue, it not only provides details of existing challenges, but also offers deeper insights into the possibility of solving problems using hydrocarbon bioremediation.

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