". a must-read for all modern bio-scientists andengineers working in the field of biotechnology." -Biotechnology Journal, 2012, 7
A cutting-edge guide on the fundamentals, theory, andapplications of biomechatronic design principles
Biomechatronic Design in Biotechnology presents acomplete methodology of biomechatronics, an emerging variant of themechatronics field that marries biology, electronics, and mechanicsto create products where biological and biochemical, technical,human, management-and-goal, and information systems are combinedand integrated in order to solve a mission that fulfills a humanneed. A biomechatronic product includes a biological, mechanical,and electronic part.
Beginning with an overview of the fundamentals and theory behindbiomechatronic technology, this book describes how generalengineering design science theory can be applied when designing atechnical system where biological species or components areintegrated. Some research methods explored include schemes andmatrices for analyzing the functionality of the designed products,ranking methods for screening and scoring the best designsolutions, and structuring graphical tools for a thoroughinvestigation of the subsystems and sub-functions of products.
This insightful guide also:
* Discusses tools for creating shorter development times, therebyreducing the need for prototype testing and verification
* Presents case study-like examples of the technology used suchas a surface plasmon resonance sensor and a robotic cell culturingsystem for human embryonic stem cells
* Provides an interdisciplinary and unifying approach of the manyfields of engineering and biotechnology used in biomechatronicdesign
By combining designs between traditional electronic andmechanical subsystems and biological systems, this bookdemonstrates how biotechnology and bioengineering design canutilize and benefit from commonly used design tools-- andbenefit humanity itself.