Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Year of Publication: 2016
Author(s) : Roger Narayan
Medical Biosensors for Point of Care (POC) Applications discusses advances in this important and emerging field which has the potential to transform patient diagnosis and care. Part 1 covers the fundamentals of medical biosensors for point-of-care applications. Chapters in part 2 go on to look at materials and fabrication of medical biosensors while the next part looks at different technologies and operational techniques. The final set of chapters provide an overview of the current applications of this technology.
Traditionally medical diagnostics have been dependent on sophisticated technologies which only trained professionals were able to operate. Recent research has focused on creating point-of-care diagnostic tools. These biosensors are miniaturised, portable, and are designed to be used at the point-of-care by untrained individuals, providing real-time and remote health monitoring.
• Provides essential knowledge for designers and manufacturers of biosensors for point-of-care applications
• Provides comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals, materials, technologies, and applications of medical biosensors for point-of-care applications
• Includes contributions from leading international researchers with extensive experience in developing medical biosensors
• Discusses advances in this important and emerging field which has the potential to transform patient diagnosis and care