Micro and Nano Flow Systems for Bioanalysis

  • Michael W. Collins
  • Carola S. Koenig

Part of the Bioanalysis book series (BIOANALYSIS, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Tatsuya Tanaka, Takuji Ishikawa, Keiko Numayama-Tsuruta, Yohsuke Imai, Hironori Ueno, Takefumi Yoshimoto et al.
    Pages 15-27
  3. H. Perfahl, H. M. Byrne, T. Chen, V. Estrella, T. Alarcón, A. Lapin et al.
    Pages 29-48
  4. Vasilios A. Karagounis, Axel R. Pries
    Pages 69-76
  5. Annapurna Nayak, Carola S. König, Uday Kishore, Paul C. Evans
    Pages 77-85
  6. Sergei Chizhik, Lizaveta Drozd, Nikita Fomin
    Pages 87-105
  7. Jeremy M. Coupland, Justin A. T. Halls
    Pages 107-129
  8. Rui Lima, Takuji Ishikawa, Yohsuke Imai, Takami Yamaguchi
    Pages 131-151
  9. Simone Melchionna, Giuseppe Pontrelli, Massimo Bernaschi, Mauro Bisson, Ian Halliday, Tim J. Spencer et al.
    Pages 153-170
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 207-211

About this book


Micro and Nano Flow Systems for Bioanalysis addresses the latest developments in biomedical engineering at very small scales. It shows how organic systems require multi-scale understanding in the broadest sense whether the approach  is experimental or mathematical, and whether the physiological state is healthy or diseased. Micro-and nano-fluidics represent  key areas of translational research in which state-of-the-art engineering processes and devices are applied to bedside monitoring and treatment. By applying conventional micro- and nano-engineering to complex organic solids, fluids, and their interactions, leading researchers from throughout the world describe methods and techniques with great potential for use in medicine and clinical practice. Coverage includes the seeming plethora of new, fine-scale optical methods for measuring blood flow as well as endothelial activation and interaction with tissue. Generic areas of modeling and bioelectronics are also considered. In keeping with the recurring theme of medicine and clinical practice, approximately half of the chapters focus on the specific application of micro- and nano- flow systems to the understanding and treatment of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. This book developed from an Expert Overview Session on "Micro & Nano Flows in Medicine: the way ahead" at the 3rd Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2011) held in Thessaloniki, Greece.  Additional chapters were included to enhance the international, state-of-the-art coverage.

Covers a broad range of topics, including ultrascale optical measurement methods and the modeling of multiscale biomedical flows

Explains the underlying biology in areas such as cascades of reacting agents

Includes applications to cardiology and to the detection and treatment of cancer

Provides an overview suitable for a broad audience of bioengineering researchers, students, and clinicians


Bioanalysis and cancer Bioanalysis flows modeling Cardiovascular bioanalysis Cardiovascular bioengineering Micro and nanoflows bioanalysis Micro flows Micro flows translational research Multiscale biomedical flows modeling Nano & micro flows book Nano flows Nano flows translational research

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael W. Collins
    • 1
  • Carola S. Koenig
    • 2
  1. 1., School of Engineering & DesignBrunel UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2., Brunel Institute for BioengineeringBrunel UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom

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