|Abstract: ||The present invention relates to a biological probe structure, as well as
apparatuses, systems, and methods employing this structure. In particular
embodiments, the structure includes a hermetically sealed unit configured
to receive and transmit one or more optical signals. Furthermore, the
structure can be implanted subcutaneously and interrogated externally. In
this manner, a minimally invasive method can be employed to detect,
treat, and/or assess the biological target. Additional methods and
systems are also provided.