Family and Community Medicine, University of Cincinnati, USA
Received Date: November 11, 2016; Accepted Date: December 10, 2016; Published Date: January 30, 2017
Citation: Charles RD (2016) Innovative Biomedical Equipment’s for Diagnosis and Treatment.J Bioengineer & Biomedical Sci 6: e123. doi: 10.4172/2155-9538.1000e125
Copyright: © 2016 Charles RD. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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