TY - CHAP A1 - Amanda Freitas Valentim A2 - Renata Maria Moreira Moraes Furlan A3 - Tatiana Vargas de Castro Perilo A4 - Andréa Rodrigues Motta A5 - Monalise Costa Batista Berbert A6 - Márcio Falcão Santos Barroso A7 - Cláudio Gomes da Costa A8 - Iracema Maria Utsch Braga A9 - Estevam Barbosa de Las Casas ED1 - Ganesh R. Naik Y1 - 2012-03-23 PY - 2012 T1 - Development and Clinical Application of Instruments to Measure Orofacial Structures N2 - Biological engineering is a field of engineering in which the emphasis is on life and life-sustaining systems. Biological engineering is an emerging discipline that encompasses engineering theory and practice connected to and derived from the science of biology. The most important trend in biological engineering is the dynamic range of scales at which biotechnology is now able to integrate with biological processes. An explosion in micro/nanoscale technology is allowing the manufacture of nanoparticles for drug delivery into cells, miniaturized implantable microsensors for medical diagnostics, and micro-engineered robots for on-board tissue repairs. This book aims to provide an updated overview of the recent developments in biological engineering from diverse aspects and various applications in clinical and experimental research. BT - Applied Biological Engineering SP - Ch. 16 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/35933 DO - 10.5772/35933 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-01-21 ER -