Advances in Biosensors

By

  • Reinhard Renneberg, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, CHINA
  • A.P.F. Turner, Cranfield Biotechnology Centre, Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, UK

Biosensors have captured the imagination of the world's scientific and commercial communities by combining interdisciplinary skills of biologists, physicists, chemists and engineers to provide innovative solutions to analytical problems. Biosensors are applicable to clinical diagnostics, food analysis, cell culture monitoring, environmental control, and various military situations. Ever increasing demands for rapid and convenient analyses of a wide variety of materials in diverse locations has led to intense interest in the fusion of biology and electronics which mimics our principal concern: the effect of materials and environments on living systems.Advances in Biosensors, presents a unique compendium of research papers, in which eminent authorities in the field of biosensors provide an up-to-date overview of their laboratories contribution, summarizing the primary research as it has appeared, possibly scattered, in the journal and conference literature, and reflecting on their findings. The net result is an intense, yet highly readable account of the state of the art at this leading edge of analytical technology.

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