Spectroscopy Applications: Smart Biopsy and BioMedical Sensing
In the realm of life science research and clinical instrumentation, optical spectroscopy, and sensing play critical roles in a variety of areas. Optical spectroscopy provides an ideal means for non-destructive sampling and real-time analysis in vivo or in the lab. The instrumentation needs of these applications have evolved rapidly in recent years with the evolution of point of care devices, the advent of wearable diagnostic systems, and an increase in demand for lower and lower detection-limit systems. The size, performance, and cost of instruments is of considerable importance for these applications, often with mutually exclusive specifications. The importance of the enabling fiber optic technologies which provide for micro-scale sampling on tissues, bodily fluids, and synthesized matrices used in life sciences cannot be understated.