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1The study and application of electronics in medicine and biological processes.
- ‘The need for biosensors in this field must be analyzed more critically, to assess in which direction the developing biosensor technology can be most effectively aimed and which areas need a more focused approach from basic research in bioelectronics.’
- ‘The development of DNA detection by electronic amplification is expected to be critical to the field of bioelectronics and have applications in the computing, gene analysis, tissue matching, and forensic fields.’
- ‘Future applications of bioelectronic systems may include computation devices and prosthetic units.’
- ‘While biomedical and life sciences applications accounted for 99% of the biosensor and other bioelectronics market in 2003, their marketshare is projected to slip slightly to 97% by 2009.’
- ‘Leading medical research into bioelectronics is focusing on diagnosis, detection and monitoring of medical conditions.’
2The integration of biological principles in electronic technology.‘the impact of bioelectronics on computer hardware’
- ‘Waguih Ishak, director of communications and optics research at Agilent Technologies (Palo Alto, CA), sees the growing number of elderly people and advances in nanotechnology and bioelectronics as driving forces for photonics.’
- ‘A recent application of bioelectronics is the design of systems that use organic molecules to form electronic circuit elements that detect and quantify target molecules.’
- ‘Current breakthroughs in nanotechnology promise significant advances in bioelectronics.’
- ‘The emerging field of Bioelectronics seeks to exploit biology in conjunction with electronics in a wider context encompassing, for example, biological fuel cells and biomaterials for information processing, information storage, electronic components and actuators.’
- ‘Also discussed are design criteria for organic and polymeric intelligent materials and the control of a two-dimensional protein molecule array for bioelectronics.’
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