Biomedical Science

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Innovation, Commercialization, and Start-Ups in Life Sciences

James F. Jordan
November 05, 2014

Innovation is the translation of a new method, idea, or product into reality and profit. It is a process of connected steps that accumulates into your brand or reputation. However, there can be many pitfalls and wrong turns on the road to realizing this goal. Innovation, Commercialization, and...

Mobile Point-of-Care Monitors and Diagnostic Device Design

Walter Karlen
September 12, 2014

Efficient mobile systems that allow for vital sign monitoring and disease diagnosis at the point of care can help combat issues such as rising healthcare costs, treatment delays in remote and resource-poor areas, and the global shortage of skilled medical personnel. Covering everything from sensors...

Preventing Medical Device Recalls

Dev Raheja
July 25, 2014

A critical and often overlooked aspect of preventing medical device recalls is the ability to implement systems thinking. Although systems thinking won’t prevent every mistake, it remains one of the most effective tools for evaluating hidden risks and discovering robust solutions for eliminating...

Medical Equipment Management

Keith Willson, Keith Ison, Slavik Tabakov
December 07, 2013

Know What to Expect When Managing Medical Equipment and Healthcare Technology in Your Organization As medical technology in clinical care becomes more complex, clinical professionals and support staff must know how to keep patients safe and equipment working in the clinical environment. Accessible...

Biosensors and Environmental Health

Victor R. Preedy, Vinood Patel
August 08, 2012

Discussing the role biosensors play in detecting and monitoring environmental substances, Biosensors and Environmental Health provides key facts that can be applied to other areas of health and disease and a "mini-dictionary" of key terms and summary points. It covers personal toxicity testing,...

Healthcare Sensor Networks: Challenges Toward Practical Implementation

Daniel Tze Huei Lai, Marimuthu Palaniswami, Rezaul Begg
September 28, 2011

Healthcare sensor networks (HSNs) now offer the possibility to continuously monitor human activity and physiological signals in a mobile environment. Such sensor networks may be able to reduce the strain on the present healthcare workforce by providing new autonomous monitoring services ranging...

Handbook of Active Materials for Medical Devices: Advances and Applications

Andres Diaz Lantada
September 28, 2011

This book covers biodevices, mainly implantable or quirurgical, for the diagnosis or treatment of different pathologies, which benefit from the use of active materials as sensors or actuators. Such active or "intelligent" materials are capable of responding in a controlled way to different external...

Safety Evaluation in the Development of Medical Devices and Combination Products, Third Edition

Shayne C. Gad, Shayne C. Gad, Marian G. McCord
October 20, 2008

Capturing the growth of the global medical device market in recent years, this practical new guide is essential for all who are responsible for ensuring safety in the use and manufacture of medical devices. It has been extensively updated to reflect significant advances, incorporating combination...

Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Validation by Experimental Design

Lynn D Torbeck
June 26, 2007

This title demonstrates how designed experiments are the most scientific, efficient, and cost effective method of data collection for validation in a laboratory setting. Intended as a learn-by-example guide, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Validation by Experimental Design demonstrates why...

Nanoparticle Technology for Drug Delivery

Ram B. Gupta, Uday B. Kompella
January 13, 2006

Nanoparticles, products of nanotechnology, are of increasing interest to the pharmaceutical community. They can increase drug solubility, enhance bioavailability, allow tissue targeting, offer decreased side-effects, and improve therapeutic efficacy. Presenting the most pertinent and practical...

Six Sigma for Medical Device Design

Jose Justiniano, Venky Gopalaswamy
November 15, 2004

For designers of medical devices, the FDA and ISO requirements are extremely stringent. Designers and researchers feel pressure from management to quickly develop new devices, while they are simultaneously hampered by strict guidelines. The Six Sigma philosophy has solved this dichotomous paradigm...

Compact Regs Part 58: CFR 21 Part 58 Good Laboratory Practice for Non-clinical Laboratory Studies 10 Pack, Second Edition

November 17, 2003

This publication contains a verbatim reproduction of 21 CFR Part 58 Good Laboratory Practice for Nonclinical Laboratory Studies....