Mems for Biomedical Applications

Edited by

  • Shekhar Bhansali
  • Abhay Vasudev, Florida International University, USA

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.
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Researchers, materials scientists and medical device manufacturers; students and clinicians of medical engineering


Book information

  • Published: July 2012
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-0-85709-129-1

Table of Contents

Part 1 Fundamentals of MEMS for biomedical applications: Microfabrication of polymers for bioMEMS; Review of sensor and actuator mechanisms for bioMEMS. Part 2 MEMS for biomedical sensing and diagnostic applications: MEMS for in vivo sensing; MEMS and electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) for non-invasive measurement of cells; MEMS ultrasonic transducers for biomedical applications; Lab-on-chip (LOC) devices and microfluidics for biomedical applications. Part 3 MEMS for tissue engineering and clinical applications: Fabrication of cell culture microdevices for tissue engineering applications; MEMS manufacturing techniques for tissue scaffolding devices; BioMEMS for drug delivery applications; Applications of MEMS technologies for minimally invasive medical procedures; Smart Microgrippers for bioMEMS applications; Microfluidic techniques for the detection, manipulation and isolation of rare cells. Part 4 Emerging biomedical applications of MEMS: MEMS as implantable neuroprobes; MEMS as ocular implants; Cellular microinjection for therapeutics and research applications; Hybrid MEMS: Integrating inorganic structures into live organisms.