About this book
The present volume is a continuation of the EL.B.A. Forum Series, which was initiated in the spring of 1995 with the first volume, entitled From Neural Network and Biomolecular Engineering to Bioelectronics, in which a brief outline of modem bioelectron ics given as "the use of biological materials and biological architectures for information processing and sensing systems and devices down to molecular level. " The present volume highlights the aspects of advanced biotechnology and electronics originating from molecular manufacturing, which has been emerging as an independent branch of research. This volume appears in a crucial moment, when significant progress has already been made in this strategic field and when technologies derived from it are recognized as critical for the welfare of our society. In addition, acknowledging to the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific and Technological Research for launching the National Research Program "Technologies for Bioelectronics" in 1992 and for continuation of support of this advanced multidisciplinary research, we would like to acknowledge the support of the National Research Council of Italy through the "Molecular Manufacturing" CNR Strategic Project since 1994. The significant unique role of Technobiochip in the organization of the EL.B.A. Forums and in bringing to light the enormous industrial potential of bioelectronics is duly acknowledged, as well as its attraction and support of top level scientists to the series of EL.B.A. Forums of which this volume is part. Dr. Sergey Vakula of the EL.B.A.
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