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Micro-instruments for biomedicine
Author(s): R. L. Smith; S. D. Collins
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Paper Abstract

Microfabrication not only enables the miniaturization of sensors and instruments, it also enables novel function and capability not accessible to the macro versions. For biomedical applications small size means less invasive, greater spatial resolution, and/or the ability to process small sample volumes. Miniaturization has additional advantages for space applications such as reduced launch payload, compact flight storage, and ease of redundancy. Several, demonstrated biomedical microinstruments are described here illustrating new capabilities arising from descending scale.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6223, Micro (MEMS) and Nanotechnologies for Space Applications, 62230C (18 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.667578
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R. L. Smith, Univ. of Maine (United States)
S. D. Collins, Univ. of Maine (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6223:
Micro (MEMS) and Nanotechnologies for Space Applications
Thomas George; Zhong-Yang Cheng, Editor(s)

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