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Intersections Between Micro/Nano Technologies And Biological Sciences

Chih‐Ming Ho

in Micro/Nano Technology Systems for Biomedical Applications

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199219698
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594229 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219698.003.0001
Intersections Between Micro/Nano Technologies And Biological Sciences

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In this chapter, we discuss the developments of knowledge and technology bases to move from nano/micro sciences toward technology system for enriching human lives. We review the basic understanding and core technologies for enabling us to visualize, pick, place, manipulate and characterize nano/micro particles with a high degree of precision. We discuss manufacturing technologies and systemic integrations aimed toward seamlessly interface with larger length scale biological systems, e.g. cell, body etc. We then explore the potential of applying top-down system control scheme to guide information rich bio-complex systems toward desired destiny for therapeutic purpose.

Keywords: length scale; molecular forces and structures; micro/nano technology; engineering system; bio-complex system; system control

Chapter.  12851 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

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