Introduction to biosensors

Nikhil Bhalla, Pawan Jolly, Nello Formisano, Pedro Estrela

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Abstract

Biosensors are nowadays ubiquitous in biomedical diagnosis as well as a wide range of other areas such as point-of-care monitoring of treatment and disease progression, environmental monitoring, food control, drug discovery, forensics and biomedical research. A wide range of techniques can be used for the development of biosensors. Their coupling with high affinity biomolecules allows the sensitive and selective detection of a range of analytes.
We here give a general introduction to biosensors and biosensing technologies, including a brief historical overview, introducing key developments in the field and illustrate the breadth of biomolecular sensing strategies and the expansion of nanotechnological approaches that are now available.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
JournalEssays in Biochemistry
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2016

Keywords

  • Biosensors
  • Electrochemical biosensors
  • Optical biosensors
  • Acoustic biosensors
  • Affinity reagents
  • Pregnancy test
  • Glucose sensor
  • Nanomaterials

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