Encyclopedia of Wireless Networks

Living Edition
| Editors: Xuemin (Sherman) Shen, Xiaodong Lin, Kuan Zhang

Applications of Molecular Communication Systems

  • Tadashi Nakano
  • Yutaka Okaie
  • Takahiro Hara
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32903-1_222-1

Synonyms

Definitions

A molecular communication system is defined as a system of bio-nanomachines that transmit and receive information using chemical signals or molecules. A bio-nanomachine that constitutes a molecular communication system is made of biomaterials with or without non-biological materials, approximately 1–100 μm in size, and capable of processing molecules. Examples of molecular communication systems are naturally occurring biological systems such as bacterial populations, epithelial sheets, and immune systems where biological cells represent bio-nanomachines. Examples of molecular communication systems also include artificial or synthetic biological systems designed for specific applications such as biomolecular sensing and targeted drug delivery.

Historical Background

Molecular communication was proposed as an unexplored research area at the intersection of communications engineering and biology...
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Osaka UniversitySuitaJapan

Section editors and affiliations

  • Adam Noel
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Warwick, UKWarwickUK