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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Part 1 Applications based on near-infrared fluorescence: introduction; some aspects of fluorescence of particular relevance for biological processes; PROBES - dyes fluorescing in the near-infrared region. Part 2 Applications: analytical applications of near-infrared fluorescence in immunoasssays; near-infrared applications in DNA sequencing and analysis; near-infrared applications in medicine; near-infrared applications in single-molecule detection; applications using fluorescence life times; applications in polymers; beyond biotechnology and into popular technology. Part 3 Applications based on near-infrared absorbance: fundamentals of near-infrared spectroscopy; biomedical applications of near-infrared spectroscopy; pharmaceutical applications of near-infrared spectroscopy.