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
Part One. Fundamentals of medical biosensors for POC applications 1. Introduction to medical biosensors for point of care applications 2. Validation and regulation of point of care devices for medical applications 3. Materials for improved point of care biosensor-tissue interfaces
Part Two. Materials, fabrication and types of biosensors for POC applications 4. Screen printing and other scalable point of care (POC) biosensor processing technologies 5. Lab-on-chip (LOC) devices for point of care (POC) applications 6. Intelligent tattoos, patches, and other wearable biosensors 7. Wireless biosensors for POC medical applications
Part Three. POC biosensors for particular clinical applications 8. Point of care (POC) medical biosensors for cancer detection 9. Point of care (POC) blood coagulation monitoring technologies 10. Nanostructured materials and nanoparticles for point of care (POC) medical biosensors 11. Microfluidic platforms for point of care (POC) medical diagnostics 12. Electrochemical medical biosensors for POC applications
Roger J. Narayan is a professor at the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, North Caroline State University, USA. He has authored numerous publications on micro- and nanoscale processing of biological and biomedical materials, and is Editor-in-Chief of Materials Science and Engineering: C.