Paper Based Analytical Devices for Chemical Analysis and Diagnostics

Paper Based Analytical Devices for Chemical Analysis and Diagnostics
Author: William R. de Araujo,Thiago R.L.C. Paixao
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2021-10-27
ISBN: 0128205350
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paper Based Analytical Devices for Chemical Analysis and Diagnostics Book Excerpt:

Paper-Based Analytical Devices for Chemical Analysis and Diagnostics is a valuable source of information for those interested in microfluidics, bioanalytical devices, chemical instrumentation/mechanization, in-field analysis, and more. This book provides a critical review of the scientific and technological progress of paper-based devices, as well as future trends in the field of portable paper-based sensors for chemical analysis and diagnostics directly at point of need. It uniquely focuses on the analytical techniques associated with each type of device, providing a practical framework for any researcher to use while learning how to use new types of devices in their work, deciding which ones are best for their needs, developing new devices, or working toward commercialization. Reviews the evolution of this area and offers predictions for the future of the field of paper-based analytical devices Explores the analytical techniques used in development of paper-based devices Discusses challenges and shortcomings specific to each type of device, helping users and developers to avoid pitfalls

Paper Based Sensors

Paper Based Sensors
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2020-06-13
ISBN: 044464346X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paper Based Sensors Book Excerpt:

Paper Based Sensors, Volume 89, the latest release in this comprehensive series that gathers the most important issues relating to the design and application of these cost-effective devices used in many industries, including health and environment diagnostics, safety and security, chemistry, optics, electrochemistry, nanoscience and nanotechnologies, presents the latest updates in the field. Chapters in this new release include Exploring paper as a substrate for electrochemical micro-devices, Paper-based sensors for application in biological compound detection, Printed paper-based (bio)sensors: design, fabrication and applications, Paper-based electrochemical sensing devices, Multifarious aspects of electrochemical paper-based (bio)sensors, Paper Based Biosensors for Clinical and Biomedical Applications, and more. Provides updates on the latest design in paper-based sensors using various nano and micromaterials Includes optical/electrical-based detection modes integrated within paper-based platforms Covers applications of paper-based platforms in diagnostics and other industries

Paper based Diagnostics

Paper based Diagnostics
Author: Kevin J. Land
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2018-12-11
ISBN: 331996870X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paper based Diagnostics Book Excerpt:

This book explores the status of paper-based diagnostic solutions, or Microfluidics 2.0. The contributors explore: how paper-based tests can be widely distributed and utilized by semi-skilled personnel; how close to commercial applications the technology has become, and what is still required to make paper-based diagnostics the game-changer it can be. The technology is examined through the lens of the World Health Organization’s ASSURED criteria for low-resource countries (Affordable, Sensitive, Specific, User-friendly, Rapid and robust, Equipment-free, and Deliverable to end-users). Its applications have to include: health technology, environmental technology, food safety, and more. This book is appropriate for researchers in these areas, as well as those interested in microfluidics, and includes chapters dedicated to principles such as theory of flow and surface treatments; components such as biomarkers and detection; and current methods of manufacturing. Discusses how paper-based diagnostics can be used in developing countries by comparing current diagnostic tests with the World Health Organization's ASSURED criteria Examines how paper-based diagnostics could be integrated with other technologies, such as printed electronics, and the Internet of Things. Outlines how semi-skilled personnel across a variety of fields can implement paper-based diagnostics

Diagnostic Devices with Microfluidics

Diagnostic Devices with Microfluidics
Author: Francesco Piraino,Šeila Selimović
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2017-06-26
ISBN: 1351650483
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diagnostic Devices with Microfluidics Book Excerpt:

This book provides a current view of the research and commercial landscape of diagnostics devices, particularly those that utilize microscale technologies, intended for both patient and laboratory use. Common diagnostic devices that are based on microfluidic principles include glucose sensors for diabetic patients and over-the-counter pregnancy tests. Other diagnostic devices are being developed to quickly test a patient for bacterial and viral infections, and other diseases. The chapters, written by experts from around the world, discuss how to fabricate, apply, and market microfluidic diagnostic chips – for lab and at-home use. Most importantly, the book also contains a discussion of topics relevant to the private sector, including patient-focused, market-oriented development of diagnostics devices.

Micro Nano Devices for Chemical Analysis

Micro Nano Devices for Chemical Analysis
Author: Manabu Tokeshi,Kiichi Sato
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2018-07-03
ISBN: 3038425346
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Micro Nano Devices for Chemical Analysis Book Excerpt:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Micro/Nano Devices for Chemical Analysis" that was published in Micromachines

Advanced Microfluidics Based Point of Care Diagnostics

Advanced Microfluidics Based Point of Care Diagnostics
Author: Raju Khan,Chetna Dhand,Sunil Kumar Sanghi,D. Shabi Thankaraj Salammal,Ashtbhuja Prasad Mishra
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-03-11
ISBN: 1000548376
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Microfluidics Based Point of Care Diagnostics Book Excerpt:

This book provides a well-focused and comprehensive overview of novel technologies involved in advanced microfluidics based diagnosis via various types of prognostic and diagnostic biomarkers. This authors examine microfluidics based diagnosis in the biomedical field as an upcoming field with extensive applications. It provides a unique approach and comprehensive technology overview for diagnosis management towards early stages of various bioanalytes via cancer diagnostics diabetes, alzheimer disease, toxicity in food products, brain and retinal diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and bacterial infections etc. Thus, this book would encompass a combinatorial approach of medical science, engineering and biomedical technology. The authors provide a well-focused and comprehensive overview of novel technologies involved in advanced microfluidics based diagnosis via various types of prognostic and diagnostic biomarkers. Moreover, this book contains detailed description on the diagnosis of novel techniques. This book would serve as a guide for students, scientists, researchers, and microfluidics based point of care technologies via smart diagnostics and to plan future research in this valuable field.

Microfluidic Devices for Biomedical Applications

Microfluidic Devices for Biomedical Applications
Author: Xiujun James Li,Yu Zhou
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 722
Release: 2021-08-09
ISBN: 0128227559
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microfluidic Devices for Biomedical Applications Book Excerpt:

Microfluidic Devices for Biomedical Applications, Second Edition provides updated coverage on the fundamentals of microfluidics, while also exploring a wide range of medical applications. Chapters review materials and methods, microfluidic actuation mechanisms, recent research on droplet microfluidics, applications in drug discovery and controlled-delivery, including micro needles, consider applications of microfluidic devices in cellular analysis and manipulation, tissue engineering and their role in developing tissue scaffolds, and cover the applications of microfluidic devices in diagnostic sensing, including genetic analysis, low-cost bioassays, viral detection, and radio chemical synthesis. This book is an essential reference for medical device manufacturers, scientists and researchers concerned with microfluidics in the field of biomedical applications and life-science industries. Discusses the fundamentals of microfluidics or lab-on-a-chip (LOC) and explores a wide range of medical applications Considers materials and methods for microfabrication, microfluidic actuation mechanisms and digital microfluidic technologies Details applications of microfluidic devices in cellular analysis and manipulation, tissue engineering and its role in developing tissue scaffolds, and stem cell engineering

Environmental Chemical and Medical Sensors

Environmental  Chemical and Medical Sensors
Author: Shantanu Bhattacharya,Avinash Kumar Agarwal,Nripen Chanda,Ashok Pandey,Ashis Kumar Sen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2017-12-22
ISBN: 9811077517
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Chemical and Medical Sensors Book Excerpt:

This book covers the fundamentals of sensor technologies as well as the recent research for the development of environmental, chemical and medical sensor technologies. Chapters include current research on microflow cytometry, microfluidic devices, colorimetric sensors, and the development of low-cost optical densitometric sensors and paper based analytical devices for environmental and biomedical applications. Special focus has been given to nanotechnology and nanostructures- their fabrication, uses and utility in different fields of research such as for the design of tools for medical diagnostics, therapeutics, as well as for detection and estimation of pollutant levels in water and air quality monitoring. This book is intended as a resource for researchers working in the field of sensor development across the world.

Biosensor Based Advanced Cancer Diagnostics

Biosensor Based Advanced Cancer Diagnostics
Author: Raju Khan,Arpana Parihar,S.K. Sanghi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2021-08-25
ISBN: 0128236515
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biosensor Based Advanced Cancer Diagnostics Book Excerpt:

Early diagnosis of cancer and other non-oncological disorders gives a significant advantage for curing the disease and improving patient’s life expectancy. Recent advances in biosensor-based techniques which are designed for specific biomarkers can be exploited for early diagnosis of diseases. Biosensor Based Advanced Cancer Diagnostics covers all available biosensor-based approaches and comprehensive technologies; along with their application in diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutic management of various oncological disorders. Besides this, current challenges and future aspects of these diagnostic approaches have also been discussed. This book offers a view of recent advances and is also helpful for designing new biosensor-based technologies in the field of medical science, engineering and biomedical technology. Biosensor Based Advanced Cancer Diagnostics helps biomedical engineers, researchers, molecular biologists, oncologists and clinicians with the development of point of care devices for disease diagnostics and prognostics. It also provides information on developing user friendly, sensitive, stable, accurate, low cost and minimally invasive modalities which can be adopted from lab to clinics. This book covers in-depth knowledge of disease biomarkers that can be exploited for designing and development of a range of biosensors. The editors have summarized the potential cancer biomarkers and methodology for their detection, plus transferring the developed system to clinical application by miniaturization and required integration with microfluidic systems. Covers design and development of advanced platforms for rapid diagnosis of cancerous biomarkers Takes a multidisciplinary approach to sensitive transducers development, nano-enabled advanced imaging, miniaturized analytical systems, and device packaging for point-of-care applications Offers an insight into how to develop cost-effective diagnostics for early detection of cancer

Paper Based Medical Diagnostic Devices

Paper Based Medical Diagnostic Devices
Author: Jeong Hoon Lee
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2020-12-09
ISBN: 981158723X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paper Based Medical Diagnostic Devices Book Excerpt:

This book disseminates information on paper-based diagnostics devices and describes novel paper materials, fabrication techniques, and Basic Paper-based microfluidics/electronics theory. The section on sample preparation, paper-based electronics/sensors for developing paper-based point-of-care (POC) systems also contains detailed descriptions. In the application sections this book covers sensing technique for DNA/RNA, bacteria/virus and integration of lateral flow assay. The book provides deep understanding and knowledge of paper-based diagnostic device development in terms of concept, materials, fabrication and applications.

Mems for Biomedical Applications

Mems for Biomedical Applications
Author: Shekhar Bhansali,Abhay Vasudev
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2012-07-18
ISBN: 0857096273
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mems for Biomedical Applications Book Excerpt:

The application of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) in the biomedical field is leading to a new generation of medical devices. MEMS for biomedical applications reviews the wealth of recent research on fabrication technologies and applications of this exciting technology. The book is divided into four parts: Part one introduces the fundamentals of MEMS for biomedical applications, exploring the microfabrication of polymers and reviewing sensor and actuator mechanisms. Part two describes applications of MEMS for biomedical sensing and diagnostic applications. MEMS for in vivo sensing and electrical impedance spectroscopy are investigated, along with ultrasonic transducers, and lab-on-chip devices. MEMS for tissue engineering and clinical applications are the focus of part three, which considers cell culture and tissue scaffolding devices, BioMEMS for drug delivery and minimally invasive medical procedures. Finally, part four reviews emerging biomedical applications of MEMS, from implantable neuroprobes and ocular implants to cellular microinjection and hybrid MEMS. With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, MEMS for biomedical applications provides an authoritative review for scientists and manufacturers involved in the design and development of medical devices as well as clinicians using this important technology. Reviews the wealth of recent research on fabrication technologies and applications of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) in the biomedical field Introduces the fundamentals of MEMS for biomedical applications, exploring the microfabrication of polymers and reviewing sensor and actuator mechanisms Considers MEMS for biomedical sensing and diagnostic applications, along with MEMS for in vivo sensing and electrical impedance spectroscopy

Smart Biosensor Technology

Smart Biosensor Technology
Author: George K. Knopf,Amarjeet S. Bassi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 577
Release: 2018-11-15
ISBN: 0429771452
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Biosensor Technology Book Excerpt:

Based on the success of the first edition, this second edition continues to build upon fundamental principles of biosensor design and incorporates recent advances in intelligent materials and novel fabrication techniques for a broad range of real world applications. The book provides a multi-disciplinary focus to capture the ever-expanding field of biosensors. Smart Biosensor Technology, Second Edition includes contributions from leading specialists in a wide variety of fields with a common focus on smart biosensor design. With 21 chapters organized in five parts, this compendium covers the fundamentals of smart biosensor technology, important issues related to material design and selection, principles of biosensor design and fabrication, advances in bioelectronics, and a look at specific applications related to pathogen detection, toxicity monitoring, microfluidics and healthcare. Features Provides a solid background in the underlying principles of biosensor design and breakthrough technologies for creating more intelligent biosensors Focusses on material design and selection including cutting-edge developments in carbon nanotubes, polymer nanowires, and porous silicon Examines machine learning and introduces concepts such as DNA-based molecular computing for smart biosensor function Explores the principles of bioelectronics and nerve cell microelectrode arrays for creating novel transducers and physiological biosensors Devotes several chapters to biosensors developed to detect and monitor a variety of toxins and pathogens Offers expert opinions on the future directions, challenges and opportunities in the field

Microfluidics for Biologists

Microfluidics for Biologists
Author: Chandra K. Dixit,Ajeet Kaushik
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2016-10-13
ISBN: 3319400363
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microfluidics for Biologists Book Excerpt:

This book describes novel microtechnologies and integration strategies for developing a new class of assay systems to retrieve desired health information from patients in real-time. The selection and integration of sensor components and operational parameters for developing point-of-care (POC) are also described in detail. The basics that govern the microfluidic regimen and the techniques and methods currently employed for fabricating microfluidic systems and integrating biosensors are thoroughly covered. This book also describes the application of microfluidics in the field of cell and molecular biology, single cell biology, disease diagnostics, as well as the commercially available systems that have been either introduced or have the potential of being used in research and development. This is an ideal book for aiding biologists in understanding the fundamentals and applications of microfluidics. This book also: Describes the preparatory methods for developing 3-dimensional microfluidic structures and their use for Lab-on-a-Chip design Explains the significance of miniaturization and integration of sensing components to develop wearable sensors for point-of-care (POC) Demonstrates the application of microfluidics to life sciences and analytical chemistry, including disease diagnostics and separations Motivates new ideas related to novel platforms, valving technology, miniaturized transduction methods, and device integration to develop next generation sequencing Discusses future prospects and challenges of the field of microfluidics in the areas of life sciences in general and diagnostics in particular

Smartphone Based Medical Diagnostics

Smartphone Based Medical Diagnostics
Author: Jeong-Yeol Yoon
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2019-11-07
ISBN: 012817045X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smartphone Based Medical Diagnostics Book Excerpt:

Smartphone Based Medical Diagnostics provides the theoretical background and practical applications for leveraging the strengths of smartphones toward a host of different diagnostics, including, but not limited to, optical sensing, electrochemical detection, integration with other devices, data processing, data sharing and storage. The book also explores the translational, regulatory and commercialization challenges of smartphone incorporation into point-of-care medical diagnostics and food safety settings. Presents the first comprehensive textbook on smartphone based medical diagnostics Includes a wide array of practical applications, including glucose monitoring, flow cytometry, rapid kit, microfluidic device, microscope attachment, and basic vital sign/activity monitoring Covers translational, regulatory and commercialization issues

Sustainable Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites

Sustainable Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites
Author: Inamuddin,Sabu Thomas,Raghvendra Kumar Mishra,Abdullah M. Asiri
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1440
Release: 2019-02-01
ISBN: 3030053997
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites Book Excerpt:

This book presents emerging economical and environmentally friendly polymer composites that are free of the side effects observed in traditional composites. It focuses on eco-friendly composite materials using granulated cork, a by-product of the cork industry; cellulose pulp from the recycling of paper residues; hemp fibers; and a range of other environmentally friendly materials procured from various sources. The book presents the manufacturing methods, properties and characterization techniques of these eco-friendly composites. The respective chapters address classical and recent aspects of eco-friendly polymer composites and their chemistry, along with practical applications in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, automotive and other sectors. Topics addressed include the fundamentals, processing, properties, practicality, drawbacks and advantages of eco-friendly polymer composites. Featuring contributions by experts in the field with a variety of backgrounds and specialties, the book will appeal to researchers and students in the fields of materials science and environmental science. Moreover, it fills the gap between research work in the laboratory and practical applications in related industries.

Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics

Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics
Author: Nader Rifai
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1888
Release: 2017-01-16
ISBN: 0323548482
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics Book Excerpt:

The Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, 6th Edition provides the most current and authoritative guidance on selecting, performing, and evaluating the results of new and established laboratory tests. This classic clinical chemistry reference offers encyclopedic coverage detailing everything you need to know, including: analytical criteria for the medical usefulness of laboratory tests, variables that affect tests and results, laboratory medicine, applications of statistical methods, and most importantly clinical utility and interpretation of laboratory tests. It is THE definitive reference in clinical chemistry and molecular diagnostics, now fully searchable and with quarterly content updates, podcasts, clinical cases, animations, and extended content online through Expert Consult. Analytical criteria focus on the medical usefulness of laboratory procedures. Reference ranges show new approaches for establishing these ranges — and provide the latest information on this topic. Lab management and costs gives students and chemists the practical information they need to assess costs, allowing them to do their job more efficiently and effectively. Statistical methods coverage provides you with information critical to the practice of clinical chemistry. Internationally recognized chapter authors are considered among the best in their field. Two-color design highlights important features, illustrations, and content to help you find information easier and faster. NEW! Internationally recognized chapter authors are considered among the best in their field. NEW! Expert Consult features fully searchable text, quarterly content updates, clinical case studies, animations, podcasts, atlases, biochemical calculations, multiple-choice questions, links to Medline, an image collection, and audio interviews. You will now enjoy an online version making utility of this book even greater. UPDATED! Expanded Molecular Diagnostics section with 12 chapters that focus on emerging issues and techniques in the rapidly evolving and important field of molecular diagnostics and genetics ensures this text is on the cutting edge and of the most value. NEW! Comprehensive list of Reference Intervals for children and adults with graphic displays developed using contemporary instrumentation. NEW! Standard and international units of measure make this text appropriate for any user — anywhere in the world. NEW! 22 new chapters that focus on applications of mass spectrometry, hematology, transfusion medicine, microbiology, biobanking, biomarker utility in the pharmaceutical industry and more! NEW! Expert senior editors, Nader Rifai, Carl Wittwer and Rita Horvath, bring fresh perspectives and help ensure the most current information is presented. UPDATED! Thoroughly revised and peer-reviewed chapters provide you with the most current information possible.

Biological Identification

Biological Identification
Author: R. Paul Schaudies
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2014-05-08
ISBN: 0857099167
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Identification Book Excerpt:

Biological Identification provides a detailed review of, and potential future developments in, the technologies available to counter the threats to life and health posed by natural pathogens, toxins, and bioterrorism agents. Biological identification systems must be fast, accurate, reliable, and easy to use. It is also important to employ the most suitable technology in dealing with any particular threat. This book covers the fundamentals of these vital systems and lays out possible advances in the technology. Part one covers the essentials of DNA and RNA sequencing for the identification of pathogens, including next generation sequencing (NGS), polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods, isothermal amplification, and bead array technologies. Part two addresses a variety of approaches to making identification systems portable, tackling the special requirements of smaller, mobile systems in fluid movement, power usage, and sample preparation. Part three focuses on a range of optical methods and their advantages. Finally, part four describes a unique approach to sample preparation and a promising approach to identification using mass spectroscopy. Biological Identification is a useful resource for academics and engineers involved in the microelectronics and sensors industry, and for companies, medical organizations and military bodies looking for biodetection solutions. Covers DNA sequencing of pathogens, lab-on-chip, and portable systems for biodetection and analysis Provides an in-depth description of optical systems and explores sample preparation and mass spectrometry-based biological analysis

Applications of Biomedical Engineering in Dentistry

Applications of Biomedical Engineering in Dentistry
Author: Lobat Tayebi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2019-08-27
ISBN: 3030215830
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applications of Biomedical Engineering in Dentistry Book Excerpt:

This book offers readers a valuable overview of recent advances in biomedical engineering, as applied to the modern dentistry. It begins by studying the biomaterials in dentistry, and materials used intraoperatively during oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures. Next, it considers the subjects in which biomedical engineers can be influential, such as 3-dimensional (3D) imaging, laser and photobiomodulation, surface modification of dental implants, and bioreactors. Hard and soft tissue engineerings in dentistry are discussed, and some specific and essential methods such as 3D-printing are elaborated. Presenting particular clinical functions of regenerative dentistry and tissue engineering in treatment of oral and maxillofacial soft tissues is the subject of a separate chapter. Challenges in the rehabilitation handling of large and localized oral and maxillofacial defects is a severe issue in dentistry, which are considered to understand how bioengineers help with treatment methods in this regard. Recent advances in nanodentistry is discussed followed by a chapter on the applications of stem cell-encapsulated hydrogel in dentistry.Periodontal regeneration is a challenging issue in dentistry, and thus, is going to be considered separately to understand the efforts and achievements of tissue engineers in this matter. Oral mucosa grafting is a practical approach in engineering and treatment of tissues in ophthalmology, which is the subject of another chapter. Microfluidic approaches became more popular in biomedical engineering during the last decade; hence, one chapter focuses on the advanced topic of microfluidics technologies using oral factors as saliva-based studies. Injectable gels in endodontics is a new theme in dentistry that bioengineering skills can advance its development, specifically by producing clinically safe and effective gels with regeneration and antibacterial properties. Engineered products often need to be tested in vivo before being clinical in dentistry; thus, one chapter is dedicated to reviewing applicable animal models in dental research. The last chapter covers the progress on the whole tooth bioengineering as a valuable and ultimate goal of many dental researchers. Offers readers an interdisciplinary approach that relates biomedical engineering and restorative dentistry Discusses recent technological achievements in engineering with applications in dentistry Provides useful tool to dental companies for future product planning, specifically to biomedical engineers engaged in dental research

Techniques to Measure Food Safety and Quality

Techniques to Measure Food Safety and Quality
Author: Mohidus Samad Khan,Mohammad Shafiur Rahman
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 477
Release: 2021-09-22
ISBN: 3030686361
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Techniques to Measure Food Safety and Quality Book Excerpt:

This book addresses the basic understanding of food contaminants and their sources, followed by the techniques to measure food safety and quality. It is divided into four parts: Part A - sources of contaminants in foods, their associated health risks, and integrated management and alternative options to minimize contaminants; Part B - Technological assessment of conventional methods and selected advanced methods for the detection, identification and enumeration of microbial contaminates; Part C - Technological assessment of different chemical measurements techniques; and Part D – Technological assessment of different instrumental techniques to assess sensory properties of foods. Food safety is a growing concern due to the increase in food-borne illnesses caused by food adulteration, excessive use of pesticides, use of chemical preservatives and artificial fruit ripening agents, microbial contaminations, and improper food handling. Chemical contaminants in food could be transferred from environmental or agrochemical sources, personal care products, and other by-products of water disinfects. In addition, microbial food safety can be threatened due to the presence of many pathogens, such as Salmonella, Escherichia coli, Clostridium botulinum, Staphylococcus aureus, and Listeria monocytogenes in foods. Globally, strict regulations are imposed to limit the potential contaminants in foods. Development of accurate, rapid, and inexpensive approaches to test food contamination and adulteration would be highly valued to ensure global food safety. There are existing processes to ensure safety of food products from chemical and microbial contaminants. Apart from the existing measurement technologies, varieties of new techniques are also being emerged and these could be potential to ensure food safety and quality. In addition to chemical and microbial properties, sensory properties such as texture, mouth feel, flavor, and taste, are among the most important attributes of food products to ensure their acceptability by consumers. Two approaches are available to evaluate sensory properties of food products, namely subjective and objective analyses. The responses are perceived by all five senses: smell, taste, sight, touch, and hearing. The approach used in sensory evaluation varies depending on the types of foods and the ultimate goal of the testing. Sensory attributes are the most important quality parameters after ensuring the safety of foods.

Nanomaterials in Diagnostic Tools and Devices

Nanomaterials in Diagnostic Tools and Devices
Author: Suvardhan Kanchi,D. Sharma
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 618
Release: 2020-06-04
ISBN: 0128179244
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanomaterials in Diagnostic Tools and Devices Book Excerpt:

Nanomaterials in Diagnostic Tools and Devices provides a complete overview of the significance of nanomaterials in fabricating selective and performance enhanced nanodevices. It is an interdisciplinary reference that includes contributing subjects from nanomaterials, biosensors, materials science, biomedical instrumentation and medicinal chemistry. This book is authored by experts in the field of nanomaterial synthesis, modeling, and biosensor applications, and provides insight to readers working in various science fields on the latest advancements in smart and miniaturized nanodevices. These devices enable convenient real-time diagnosis of diseases at clinics rather than laboratories, and include implantable devices that cause less irritation and have improved functionality. Research in the field of nanomaterials is growing rapidly, creating a significant impact across different science disciplines and nanotechnology industries. This synthesis and modeling of nanomaterials has led to many technology breakthroughs and applications, especially in medical science. Provides a distinctive platform for the latest trends in the synthesis of smart nanomaterials for nanodevices in disease diagnostics Presents a broad range of advancements and applications of lateral-flow nanostrip for point-of-care applications Examines smart-phone based nanodevices for field-based diagnosis with accurate information Comprises more than 70 figures and illustrations that will help readers visualize and easily understand the role of nanodevices in the field of nanomedicine Serves as an ideal reference for those studying smart nanomaterials, biosensors, and nanodevices for real-time and in-situ clinical diagnosis and drug delivery