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Emerging Materials and Applications

Edited by Pier Andrea Serra

University of Sassari, Italy

A biosensor is a detecting device that combines a transducer with a biologically sensitive and selective component. Biosensors can measure compounds present in the environment, chemical processes, food and human body at low cost if compared with traditional analytical techniques. This book covers a wide range of aspects and issues related to biosensor technology, bringing together researchers from 19 different countries. The book consists of 27 chapters written by 106 authors and divided in three sections: Biosensors Technology and Materials, Biosensors for Health and Biosensors for Environment and Biosecurity.

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BiosensorsEmerging Materials and ApplicationsEdited by Pier Andrea Serra

Published: July 18th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/672

ISBN: 978-953-307-328-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4489-2

Copyright year: 2011

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75821 Total Chapter Downloads

31 Crossref Citations

97 Web of Science Citations

90 Dimensions Citations


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1. Signal Analysis and Calibration of Biosensors for Biogenic Amines in the Mixtures of Several Substrates

By Toonika Rinken, Priit Rinken and Kairi Kivirand


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2. Molecular Design of Multivalent Glycosides Bearing GlcNAc, (GlcNAc)2 and LacNAc - Analysis of Cross-linking Activities with WGA and ECA Lectins

By Makoto Ogata, Yoshinori Misawa and Taichi Usui


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3. Determination of Binding Kinetics between Proteins with Multiple Nonidentical Binding Sites by SPR Flow Cell Biosensor Technology

By Kristmundur Sigmundsson, Nicole Beauchemin, Johan Lengqvist and Björn Öbrink


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4. Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy in Biosensors Technology

By Volcke Cédric, Caudano Yves and Peremans Andre


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5. How to make FRET biosensors for Rab family GTPases

By Nanako Ishido, Hotaka Kobayashi, Yasushi Sako, Takao Arai, Mistunori Fukuda and Takeshi Nakamura


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6. Chiral Biosensors and Immunosensors

By Trojanowicz and Marzena Kaniewska


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7. Recent progress in the construction methodology of fluorescent biosensors based on biomolecules

By Eiji Nakata, FongFong Liew, Shun Nakano and Takashi Morii


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8. “No calibration” type sensor in routine amperometric bio-sensing: An example of a disposable hydrogen peroxide biosensor

By Carmen Creanga, Simona Serban, Robin Pittson and Nabil El Murr


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9. QCM Technology in Biosensors

By Yeison Montagut, Jose Garcia Narbon, Yolanda Jimenez, Carmen March , Angel Montoya and A. Arnau


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10. Electrodeposition of Insulating Thin Film Polymers from Aliphatic Monomers as Transducers for Biosensor Applications

By Tijani Gharbi and Guillaume Herlem


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11. Surface Modification Approaches for Electrochemical Biosensors

By Jin Shi and D. Marshall Porterfield


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12. Aptamer Sensors Combined with Enzymes for Highly Sensitive Detection

By Koichi Abe and Kazunori Ikebukuro


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13. Enhancing the Performance of Surface-based Biosensors by AC Electrokinetic Effects - a Review

By Protiva Rani Roy, Matthew Tomkins and Aristides Docoslis


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14. New concepts of integrated photonic biosensors based on porous silicon

By Cheng Li, Emmanuel Gerelli, Regis Orobtchouk, Taha Benyattou, Ali Belarouci, Yann Chevolot, Virginie Monnier, Eliane Souteyrand and Cecile Jamois


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15. Porous Silicon Sensors - from Single Layers to Multilayer Structures

By J.E. Lugo, M. Ocampo, R. Doti and J.Faubert


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16. Organic-inorganic Interfaces for a New Generation of Hybrid Biosensors

By Ilaria Rea, Paola Giardina, Sara Longobardi, Michele Giocondo and Luca De Stefano


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17. Porous Silicon-based Electrochemical Biosensors

By Susanna Setzu, Maura Monduzzi, Guido Mula and Andrea Salis


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18. Minimally Invasive Sensing

By Christopher McCormick, David Heath and Patricia Connolly


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19. Biosensors for Monitoring Autophagy

By Rod Devenish, Dalibor Mijaljica, Carlos Rosado and Prescott


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20. Amperometric Biosensors for Lactate, Alcohols, and Glycerol Assays in Clinical Diagnostics

By Oleh Smutok, Galina Gayda, Kostyantyn Dmytruk, Halyna Klepach, Marina Nisnevitch, Andriy Sibirny, Czesław Puchalski, Daniel Broda, Wolfgang Schuhmann, Mykhailo Gonchar and Vladimir Sibirny


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21. P450-Based Nano-Bio-Sensors for Personalized Medicine

By Camilla Baj-Rossi, Giovanni De Micheli and Sandro Carrara


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22. Development of Potentiometric Urea Biosensor based on Canavalia ensiformis Urease

By Andrea Medeiros Salgado, Lívia Maria Silva and Maria Alice Zarur Coelho


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23. Biosensors for Cancer Biomarkers

By Zihni Onur Uygun and Mustafa Kemal Sezgintürk


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24. A New Biosensor to Enumerate Bacteria in Planktonic and Biofilm Lifestyle

By Maria De Giusti, Francesca Berlutti, Fabrizio Pantanella, Lucia Marinelli, Alessandra Frioni, Tiziana Natalizi, Daniela Tufi and Piera Valenti


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25. Indirect Amperometric Determination of Selected Heavy Metals Based on Horseradish Peroxidase Modified Electrodes

By Philiswa N. Nomngongo, J. Catherine Ngila1, and Titus A. M. Msagati


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26. Chemical Biosensors Based on Proteins Involved in Biomineralization Processes

By Rayana R. Ruiz-Arellano, Hugo Javier Serrano-Posada, Maria Liliana Marín-García, Bernardo A. Frontana-Uribe and Abel Moreno


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27. Applicability of GFP Microbial Whole Cell Biosensors to Bioreactor Operations - Mathematical Modeling and Related Experimental Tools

By Frank Delvigne, Alison Brognaux, Nathalie Gorret, Soren Sorensen, Michel Crine and Philippe Thonart


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