Written by experts in the field, Bio-MEMS: Technologies and Applications surveys the technologies as they are used in biological and medical areas. Divided into three parts, the 488-page volume discusses fabrication, including nanoimprinting technology for biological applications and hot embossing for lab-on-a-chip applications. It covers micropumps, micromixers, microfabricated devices for sample extraction and bio-MEMS devices in cell manipulation. The final section outlines application areas, including proteomics and drug delivery, with chapters on single-cell and -molecule analyses using microfluidic devices and on a culture-based biochip designed for the rapid detection of environmental mycobacteria. Wanjun Wang and Steven A. Soper, eds. ; CRC Press/Taylor and Francis Group LLC, Boca Raton, Fla., 2006; $129.95.