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The process of recognizing a human being using one or more inherent physical traits. For example, one may identify a criminal using his/her fingerprints. Biometric products are used for a variety of government and commercial purposes, often for security.


Increasingly popular building security system technology that relies on automated identification of physical characteristics such as fingerprints or retinal scans in order to determine access rights.The technology and the cost have both reached the point that consumer-level biometric security devices are available,such as for use in self-storage facilities and residences.Access codes, keys, and electronic cards are becoming outdated. Developers should bear this in mind when designing new construction and spend a minor amount of extra money necessary for wiring to accommodate biometric systems.

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Clinsys provides pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies a broad range of clinical research services in support of Phase I - IV drug development: project management, medical and clinical monitoring, investigator and patient recruitment, site management, biostatistics, data management, drug safety, quality assurance, regulatory affairs and medical writing services.
Presents clear and concise examples in biostatistics applications such as clinical trials, longitudinal studies, bioassay, survival, image analysis and bioinformatics.
She began her career as a research statistician in the biometric consulting laboratory of the department of biostatistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
is a professor at The Scripps Research Institute in the department of molecular and experimental medicine and director of bioinformatics and biostatistics at the Scripps Translational Science Institute.
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Designed specifically for healthcare practitioners who need to understand basic biostatistics but do not have much time to spare, The Essentials of Biostatistics for Physicians, Nurses and Clinicians presents important statistical methods used in today's biomedical research and provides insight on their appropriate application.
Through acquisition and internal initiatives, we have grown our business in three core areas; data management, biostatistics and clinical services.
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a leading drug development service provider offering biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies expertise in project management, clinical monitoring, data management and biostatistics services, announces that it is expanding and has relocated their Chapel Hill, NC operations to new office space on Miami Boulevard in Durham, NC in the heart of the Research Triangle Park.