This book broadly reviews the modem techniques and significant applications of chemical sensors and biosensors. Chapters are written by experts in the field – including Professor Joseph Wang, the most cited scientist in the world and renowned expert on sensor science who is also co-editor. Each chapter provides technical details beyond the level found in typical journal articles, and explores the application of chemical sensors and biosensors to a significant problem in biomedical science, also providing a prospectus for the future.This book compiles the expert knowledge of many specialists in the construction and use of chemical sensors and biosensors including nitric oxide sensors, glucose sensors, DNA sensors, hydrogen sulfide sensors, oxygen sensors, superoxide sensors, immuno sensors, lab on chip, implatable microsensors, et al. Emphasis is laid on practical problems, ranging from chemical application to biomedical monitoring and from in vitro to in vivo, from single cell to animal to human measurement. This provides the unique opportunity of exchanging and combining the expertise of otherwise apparently unrelated disciplines of chemistry, biological engineering, and electronic engineering, medical, physiological.
Provides user-oriented guidelines for the proper choice and application of new chemical sensors and biosensors
Details new methodological advancements related to and correlated with the measurement of interested species in biomedical samples
Contains many case studies to illustrate the range of application and importance of the chemical sensors and biosensors
Nitric Oxide (NO) Electrochemical Sensors; Biosensors for Pesticides; Electrochemical Glucose Biosensors; New Trends in Ion Selective Electrodes; Recent Developments in Electrochemical Immunoassays and Immunosensors; Superoxide Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors: Principle, Development and Applications; Detection of Charged Macromolecules by means of Field-Effect Devices (FEDs): Possibilities and Limitations; Electrochemical Sensors for the Determination of Hydrogen Sulfide Production in Biological Samples; Aspects of Recent Development of Immunosensors; Microelectrodes for In Vivo Determination of pH; Biochips-Fundamentals and Applications; Powering Fuel Cells through Biocatalysis; Chemical and Biological Sensors Based on Electroactive Inorganic Polycrystals; Nanoparticle-Based Biosensors and Bioassays; Electrochemical Sensors Based on Carbon Nanotubes; Biosensors Based on Immobilization of Biomolecules in Sol-gel Matrices; Biosensors Based on Direct Electron-Transfer of Protein.