Application of Bioengineering to Disease Diagnosis

  • Bennie I. Osburn
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series


Bioengineering offers great promise for revolutionizing disease diagnosis. Traditional approaches such as clinical, pathological, and etiological methods remain important; however, the newer techniques and reagents can add to the rapidity and specificity of diagnosis. The principal technological advances contributing to these new approaches include methods of recombinant DNA, monoclonal antibody, and immunoassays. The application of these techniques to disease diagnosis in animal diseases is reviewed in this chapter.


Genome Segment Bluetongue Virus Specific Gene Sequence Nitrocellulose Paper Label cDNA Probe 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bennie I. Osburn
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  1. 1.School of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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