Near-Infrared Applications in Biotechnology

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CRC Press, 2000 M11 9 - 392 pages
This volume explores developments in techniques in diagnostics, DNA sequencing, bioanalysis of immunoassays, and single-molecule detection. It promotes the measurement, identification, monitoring, analysis, and application of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR) to medical and pharmaceutical advances. The text also considers noninvasive methods of NIR for successful, cost-effective, and prompt diagnoses of diseases.
 

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Contents

Introduction
xvii
Some Aspects of Fluorescence of Particular Relevance for Biological Processes
3
Probes Dyes Fluorescing in the NIR Region
33
Analytical Applications of NearInfrared Fluorescence in Immunoassays
93
NearInfrared Applications in DNA Sequencing and Analysis
131
NearInfrared Applications in Medicine
149
NearInfrared Applications in SingleMolecule Detection
183
Applications Using Fluorescence Lifetimes
199
Applications in Polymers
233
Beyond Biotechnology and into Popular Technology
261
Fundamentals of NearInfrared Spectroscopy
291
Biomedical Applications of NearInfrared Spectroscopy
321
Pharmaceutical Applications of NearInfrared Spectroscopy
347
Index
365
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