Micro- and Nanoscale Biomedical Instrumentation
Seminal advances in the miniaturization of instrumentation has led to a growing range of smart, accurate, and low-powered biomedical devices and portable biomolecular diagnostics. Microscale architectures make it possible to address ultralow fluid volumes and achieve rapid assays, while nanoscale devices do this in addition to accessing new physical phenomena, e.g. permselectivity, not present in larger structures. Research in this theme includes advanced optical and terahertz imaging, in vitro and in vivo sensor applications, and biomedical instrumentation development with the ultimate goal of rendering sensors capable of personalized bioassays supporting therapies targeted to the individual.