Gain thorough understanding of the science and engineering behind today's most advanced life sciences automation devices, systems, and technologies and their applications in biotechnology, pharmacology, and healthcare with this cutting-edge book. This comprehensive interdisciplinary resource details state-of-the-art design, modeling, and fabrication techniques for automation tools and demonstrates how they can be most effectively integrated in powerful medium-scale to large-scale automation systems to solve specific problems and challenges in the biological sciences.
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