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The Handbook for Market Research for Life Sciences Companies: Finding the Answers You Need to Understand Your Market

Jean-Francois Denault
May 24, 2017

As innovation moves from the lab to the market, a new research phase begins for the entrepreneur: the market research phase. Inspired by a new technology that can change the world, critical questions need to be addressed. Is there a market for my innovation? Who are my clients? What do they need?...

Robotic Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice

Pedro Encarnação, Albert Cook
January 31, 2017

This book contains a comprehensive overview of all current uses of robots in rehabilitation. The underlying principles in each application are provided. This is followed by a critical review of the technology available, of the utilization protocols, and of user studies, outcomes, and clinical...

Wheelchair Skills Assessment and Training

R. Lee Kirby
November 22, 2016

This book provides a wide spectrum of readers with comprehensive but easily understandable protocols for the assessment and training of wheelchair skills. The Wheelchair Research Team at Dalhousie University and the Capital District Health Authority in Halifax (lead by the author) have focused on...

Smart Biomaterial Devices: Polymers in Biomedical Sciences

A.K. Bajpai, Jaya Bajpai, Rajesh Kumar Saini, Priyanka Agrawal, Atul Tiwari
November 11, 2016

Polymers have emerged as one of the most innovative classes of materials in modern materials science, leading to new applications in medicine and pharmacy. This book offers a convincing and understandable approach to polymer biomaterial devices being used in various areas related to biomedical and...

Introduction to Biomedical Engineering Technology

Laurence J. Street
September 01, 2016

This new edition provides major revisions to a text that is suitable for the introduction to biomedical engineering technology course offered in a number of technical institutes and colleges in Canada and the US. Each chapter has been thoroughly updated with new photos and illustrations which...

Scintillation Dosimetry

Sam Beddar, Luc Beaulieu
April 01, 2016

Scintillation Dosimetry delivers a comprehensive introduction to plastic scintillation dosimetry, covering everything from basic radiation dosimetry concepts to plastic scintillating fiber optics. Comprised of chapters authored by leading experts in the medical physics community, the book:...

Usability Testing of Medical Devices

Michael E. Wiklund, P.E., Jonathan Kendler, Allison Y. Strochlic
December 16, 2015

Usability Testing of Medical Devices covers the nitty-gritty of usability test planning, conducting, and results reporting. The book also discusses the government regulations and industry standards that motivate many medical device manufacturers to conduct usability tests. Since publication of the...

Medical Device Use Error: Root Cause Analysis

Michael Wiklund, Andrea Dwyer, Erin Davis
December 16, 2015

Medical Device Use Error: Root Cause Analysis offers practical guidance on how to methodically discover and explain the root cause of a use error—a mistake—that occurs when someone uses a medical device. Covering medical devices used in the home and those used in clinical environments, the book...

Biomaterials, Medical Devices, and Combination Products: Biocompatibility Testing and Safety Assessment

Shayne Cox Gad, Samantha Gad-McDonald
November 24, 2015

Biomaterials, Medical Devices, and Combination Products is a single-volume guide for those responsible for—or concerned with—developing and ensuring patient safety in the use and manufacture of medical devices. The book provides a clear presentation of the global regulatory requirements and...

Magnesium Alloys as Degradable Biomaterials

Yufeng Zheng
October 09, 2015

Magnesium Alloys as Degradable Biomaterials provides a comprehensive review of the biomedical applications of biodegradable magnesium and its alloys. Magnesium has seen increasing use in orthopedic and cardiovascular applications over the last decade, particularly for coronary stents and bone...

Microfluidic Chip-Capillary Electrophoresis Devices

Ying Sing Fung, Qidan Chen, Fuying Du, Wenpeng Guo, Tongmei Ma, Zhou Nie, Hui Sun, Ruige Wu, Wenfeng Zhao
August 25, 2015

Capillary electrophoresis (CE) and microfluidic chip (MC) devices are relatively mature technologies, but this book demonstrates how they can be integrated into a single, revolutionary device that can provide on-site analysis of samples when laboratory services are unavailable. By introducing the...

The Physiological Measurement Handbook

John G. Webster
December 11, 2014

The Physiological Measurement Handbook presents an extensive range of topics that encompass the subject of measurement in all departments of medicine. The handbook describes the use of instruments and techniques for practical measurements required in medicine. It covers sensors, techniques,...

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