Cell Analysis and Early Diagnostics

Vinod Subramaniam

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    In an era of aging populations and rising health-care costs, the shift of medical paradigms towards rapid, accurate, early
    diagnoses of diseases is inevitable. In addition to further development of ultrasensitive in vitro tests, the focus of attention in both diagnostics and the early drug discovery process is increasingly trained on the cell. The immense complexity of biological processes in disease requires developing enabling tools and technologies capable of rapid, dynamic imaging of high-content information with high spatial and temporal resolution. This enterprise automatically requires crosscutting multidisciplinary teams that can integrate advanced imaging and detection technology, fundamental biological and biochemical knowledge, bioconjugate chemistry, nanotechnology and advanced image processing and data storage. Below I present a short summary of key enabling technologies currently in use or in development, and explore challenges for the future.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSymposium on Integrated Micro Nano Systems
    Subtitle of host publicationConvergence of bio and nanotechnologies, Enschede, The Netherlands, June 2006, Proceedings
    EditorsVal Jones
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    ISBN (Print)90-365-2449-0
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2006
    EventSymposium on Integrated Micro Nano Systems 2006: Convergence of bio and nanotechnologies - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
    Duration: 20 Jun 200620 Jun 2006

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Workshop Proceedings Series
    ISSN (Print)1574-0846
    ISSN (Electronic)0929-0672


    ConferenceSymposium on Integrated Micro Nano Systems 2006


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