Series: Advances in Biosensors

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.
Advances in Biosensors

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Volume 5. Advances in Biosensors

Published: 9th July 2003 Editors: Bansi Malhotra Anthony Turner
There is a worldwide effort towards the development of bioanalytical devices that can be used for detection, quantification and monitoring of specific chemical species. In this context, biosensors represent an emerging trend in the diagnostics industry. A biosensor is a device that has a biological sensing element either intimately connected to or integrated within a transducer. The aim is to produce a digital electronic signal that is proportional to the concentration of a specific chemical or a set of chemicals. Biosensors are specific, rapid, cost-effective and easy to use devices that can be employed with minimal sample treatment. Biosensors have applications in many areas such as biotechnology, healthcare, pollution monitoring, food and agriculture product monitoring, the pharmaceuticals industry and defense. This reference text is devoted to the principles and applications of biosensors and meets the needs of academic institutes, research laboratories and the rapidly developing biosensor industry.

Additional volumes

Volume 4. Biosensors—A Chinese Perspective

Published: 30th April 1999 Editors: Reinhard Renneberg A.P.F. Turner

Volume 3. Biosensors: A Russian Perspective

Published: 8th December 1995 Editors: A.P.F. Turner Reinhard Renneberg

Volume 2. Advances in Biosensors

Published: 1st May 1992 Editors: Anthony Turner

Volume 1. Chemical Sensors for In Vivo Monitoring

Published: 1st March 1994 Editors: Anthony Turner

Volume 1. Advances in Biosensors

Published: 1st June 1991 Editors: Reinhard Renneberg A.P.F. Turner