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Advanced micro and nano manufacturing technologies used in medical domain

Advanced micro and nano manufacturing technologies used in medical domain

Packianather, M. S., Le, C. H., Pham, Dinh Trung and Le, Hoai Quoc (2017) Advanced micro and nano manufacturing technologies used in medical domain. In: 6th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam (BME6). IFMBE Proceedings, 63 . Springer, Singapore, pp. 637-642. ISBN 978-981-10-4360-4 ISSN 1680-0737 (doi:10.1007/978-981-10-4361-1_109)

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the aspects of advanced manufacturing technologies, namely micro and nano manufacturing (MNM) capabilities which are particularly relevant to medical domain. In recent years, the so called disruptive technologies have enabled engineers and clinicians to collaborate in solving complex problems which require advanced MNM capabilities to develop medical applications. As a result what was nearly impossible a few years ago, due to limitations in machining and manufacturability of micro and nano scale artefacts, are now made possible thanks to innovative manufacturing processes and technologies. The potential medical applications of the new MNM methods are immense and in this paper four potential uses, namely as medical devices, lab on chips, and brain implants are presented and discussed. These works were based on different projects undertaken by researchers at Cardiff University, UK. The manufacturing costs, though initially high, are expected to reduce over time as the technologies mature and become more widely available. Introducing these MNM technologies and disseminating these results to healthcare engineering, for a better quality of medical diagnosis and treatments with cost-effective solutions, will greatly benefit the majority of population who live in the developing countries in receiving appropriate and affordable medical care to achieve improvements in their quality of life.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: 6th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam (BME6)
Additional Information: Presented at the 6th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, June 27-29 2016.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Micro and nano manufacturing, Implants, Medical instrumentation, Lab on a Chip
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Applied Engineering & Management
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Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 11:48
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/17482

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