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Expert Overview Session in Biomedicine
Title: Micro and Nano Flows in Medicine: the way ahead
Biomedical engineering at small scales is challenging, inspiring and of very high importance in its medical and clinical applications. It has a two-way relationship with conventional engineering. It applies conventional micro- and nano-engineering to complex organic solids, fluids and their interactions and by doing so develops enhanced methods and techniques which can then be profitably used in engineered processes and devices. Moreover, whereas existing scientific knowledge via creative design enhances the engineered world, in biomedicine organic systems require increasingly multi-scale basic understanding. That understanding may be experimental or mathematical and through it unhealthy and diseased conditions may be addressed. Often there is a biomedicine/engineering synthesis in devices such as stents.
This Expert Session seeks to address these issues in a holistic manner with speakers of International Invited status. It was inspired by the seeming plethora of new fine-scale optical measurement methods and these feature prominently. Blood flow, clotting and interaction with tissue are treated and the generic areas of modelling and bioelectronics are also addressed. A recurring theme is biomedicine’s clinical applications and concluding assessments will be made along these lines.
It will be of particular value to new entrants to the field.
*STOP PRESS: Extended session papers will form chapters in a volume in the Springer US series:
Bioanalysis: Advanced Materials, Methods and Devices
The title of the volume will be:
Nano and Micro Flow Systems for Bioanalysis
On Monday August 22, following Plenary & Keynote Papers.
* Company recommended through Cancer Research UK Laboratory
** VAK, besides his MD, holds MS (Operations Research) and MS & PhD (Chemical Engineering) degrees
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