Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

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

Table of Contents

Contributor contact details

Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials

Introduction

Chapter 1: Microfabrication of polymers for bioMEMS

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Microfabrication

1.3 Polymers and processes

1.4 Conclusions

Chapter 2: Review of sensor and actuator mechanisms for bioMEMS

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction: transducers

2.2 Sensors

2.3 Actuators

2.4 Biomedical applications of sensors and actuators

2.5 Optical biosensor

2.6 Microrobotics in biomedical applications

2.7 Conclusion

Chapter 3: MEMS for in vivo sensing

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Overview of MEMS in vivo devices and sensors

3.3 Challenges and possible solutions to in vivo sensing methodology

3.4 Regulatory dimensions

3.5 Conclusions and future trends

Chapter 4: MEMS and electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) for non-invasive measurement of cells

Abstract:

4.1 Importance of MEMS in cellular assays

4.2 Impedimetric measurement theory

4.3 Visualization and modeling

4.4 Bioimpedance before MEMS: patch clamp measurements

4.5 MEMS in bioimpedance applications

4.6 Future trends

4.7 Sources of further information and advice

Chapter 5: MEMS ultrasonic transducers for biomedical applications

Abstract:

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Modeling and design of capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers (CMUTs)

5.3 Fabrication

5.4 Integration

5.5 Biomedical applications

5.6 Conclusion and future trends

Chapter 6: Lab-on-chip (LOC) devices and microfluidics for biomedical applications

Abstract:

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Pressure-driven lab-on-chip (LOC)

6.3 Capillary-driven LOC

6.4 Electrokinetic-driven LOC

6.5 Centrifugal-driven LOC

Details

No. of pages:
512
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857096272
Print ISBN:
9780857091291

About the editors

Shekhar Bhansali

Shekhar Bhansali is the Alcatel-Lucent Professor and the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida International University, USA.

Abhay Vasudev

Abhay Vasudev is a Graduate Researcher at Florida International University’s bioMEMS and Microsystems Lab.

Affiliations and Expertise

Florida International University, USA

Reviews

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.