Biosensors for Medical Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781845699352, 9780857097187

Biosensors for Medical Applications

1st Edition

Editors: Séamus Higson
eBook ISBN: 9780857097187
Hardcover ISBN: 9781845699352
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 21st August 2012
Page Count: 360
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Table of Contents

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Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials

Introduction to biosensors

Part I: Principles and transduction approaches

Chapter 1: Electrochemical biosensors for medical applications

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction to electrochemical sensors

1.2 Electrochemical biosensing applications

1.3 Label-free approaches to electrochemical sensors

1.4 Conclusion and future trends

Chapter 2: Piezoelectric biosensors for medical applications

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Piezoelectric immunosensors

2.3 Piezoelectric genosensors

2.4 Piezoelectric biosensors with bio-mimetic receptors

2.5 Conclusions and future trends

Chapter 3: Nano-sized biosensors for medical applications

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Sensing modalities

3.3 Nanomaterial properties

3.4 Biosensors on the nanoscale

3.5 Conclusions

Chapter 4: Impedance interrogated affinity biosensors for medical applications: novel targets and mechanistic studies

Abstract:

4.1 Small molecule binding

4.2 Supramolecular structures

4.3 Electrochemical biosensor for clinical diagnostics

4.4 Challenges of carbohydrate sensing

4.5 Bioreceptors for carbohydrate sensing

4.6 Enzymes that act on carbohydrates

4.7 Impedimetric glucose biosensors

4.8 Impedimetric bacterial and viral immunosensors

4.9 Impedance and pathogens

4.10 Bioreceptors used in impedimetric pathogenic biosensor construction

4.11 Detection of exposure to infection

4.12 Conclusion

Chapter 5: Practical applications and protocols for enzyme biosensors

Abstract:

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Methods and approaches for using biosensors

5.3 Protocols for enzyme biosensors

Method

5.4 Problems arising from the construction and use of biosensors

Part II: Applications of medical biosensors

Chapter 6: Biosensors for DNA and RNA detection and characterization

Abstract:

6.1 Introduction to nucleic acids and base pairing

6.2 Principles of DNA/RNA sensing

6.3 Electrochemical DNA sensing

6.4 Optical DNA sensing

6.5 Quartz crystal microbalance and surface acoustic wave sensors

6.6 Microcantilever oligonucleotide sensors

6.7 Conclusions

Chapter 7: Biosensors for disease biomarker detection

Abstract:

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Disease biomarkers

7.3 Established technologies for disease biomarker detection

7.4 Proteins at surfaces

7.5 Emerging technologies for disease biomarker detection

7.6 Future trends

7.7 Sources of further information and advice

Chapter 8: Affibodies as an alternative to antibodies in biosensors for cancer markers

Abstract:

8.1 Introduction: cancer

8.2 Breast cancer

8.3 Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)

8.4 The immunoassay

8.5 Biosensors

8.6 Problems with antibodies

8.7 Affibodies

Chapter 9: Biosensors for drug testing and discovery

Abstract:

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Types of biosensor

9.3 Conclusion

9.4 Acknowledgements

Chapter 10: Biosensors for non-invasive measurements

Abstract:

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Biosensors for the detection of alcohol and lactate

10.3 Detection using electrochemical and amperometric biosensors

10.4 Detection using optical biosensors

10.5 Conclusions

Chapter 11: Wearable biosensors for medical applications

Abstract:

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Background

11.3 Considerations and requirements for wearable sensors

11.4 Types of wearable sensors

11.5 Temperature sensors

11.6 Mechanical sensors

11.7 Electrical sensors

11.8 Biological and chemical sensing

11.9 Clinical applications

11.10 Future trends

11.11 Sources of further information and advice

Index


Description

Biomedical sensors are an essential tool in the detection and monitoring of a wide range of medical conditions from cancer to Parkinson’s disease. Biosensors for medical applications provides a comprehensive review of established, cutting edge and future trends in biomedical sensors and their applications.

Part one focuses on key principles and transduction approaches, reviewing electrochemical, piezoelectric and nano-sized biosensors. Impedence interrogated affinity biosensors for medical applications and practical applications of enzyme biosensors are explored, before part two goes on to review specific medical applications. Biosensors for DNA and RNA detection and characterization, disease biomarker detection, and the use of affibodies as an alternative to antibodies in cancer marker biosensors are investigated, along with biosensors for drug testing and discovery, non-invasive measurements, and wearable biosensors for medical applications.

With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Biosensors for medical applications is an essential guide for all those involved in the research, design, production and use of medical biosensors.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive review of established, cutting edge and future trends in biomedical sensors and their applications
  • Examines key principles and transduction approaches, reviewing electrochemical, piezoelectric and nano-sized biosensors
  • Reviews biosensors for DNA and RNA detection and characterisation, disease biomarker detection, and the use of affibodies as an alternative to antibodies in cancer marker biosensors

Readership

R&D professionals within the healthcare industry; Academics in the medical, biomedical and material science fields; Clinicians


Details

No. of pages:
360
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857097187
Hardcover ISBN:
9781845699352

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About the Editors

Séamus Higson Editor

Seamus Higson is Professor of Bio- and Electro-analysis and Commercial Director of Cranfield Health at Cranfield University, UK. A member of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Professor Higson serves in an advisory and/or consultative capacity for a number of public bodies, and has written extensively on a wide range of topics within the fields of medicine, biotechnology, materials science and health.

Affiliations and Expertise

Cranfield University, UK