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

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 constr

Details

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

About the editor

Séamus Higson

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