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Biosensors for Health, Environment and Biosecurity

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 16 different countries. The book consists of 24 chapters written by 76 authors and divided in three sections: Biosensors Technology and Materials, Biosensors for Health and Biosensors for Environment and Biosecurity.

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Biosensors for Health, Environment and BiosecurityEdited by Pier Andrea Serra

Published: July 19th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/928

ISBN: 978-953-307-443-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4486-1

Copyright year: 2011

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84167 Total Chapter Downloads

38 Crossref Citations

72 Web of Science Citations

86 Dimensions Citations


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1. Fluorescent Biosensors for Protein Interactions and Drug Discovery

By Alejandro Sosa-Peinado and Martín González-Andrade


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2. AlGaN/GaN High Electron Mobility Transistor Based Sensors for Bio-Applications

By Fan Ren, Stephen J. Pearton, Byoung Sam Kang, and Byung Hwan Chu


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3. Biosensors for health applications

By Cibele Gouvea


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4. Nanobiosensors for health care

By Nada F. Atta, Ahmed Galal and Shimaa Ali


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5. Evolution towards the implementation of point-of-care biosensors

By Veronique Vermeeren and Luc Michiels


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6. GMR Biosensors for Clinical Diagnostics

By Ramli Ramli, Freddy Haryanto, Khairurrijal Khairurrijal and Mitra Djamal


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7. Label-free Biosensors for Health Applications

By Cai Qi, George F. Gao and Gang Jin


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8. Preparation and Characterization of Imunosensors for Disease Diagnosis

By Antonio Aparecido Pupim Ferreira, Cecilio Sadao Fugivara, Hideko Yamanaka and Assis Vicente Benedetti


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9. Biosensors for detection of Low-Density Lipoprotein and its modified forms

By Cesar Andrade, Maria Danielly Oliveira, Tanize Faulin, Vitor Hering and Dulcineia Saes Parra Abdalla


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10. Multiplexing Capabilities of Biosensors for Clinical Diagnostics

By Johnson Kk Ng and Samuel Chong


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11. Quartz crystal microbalance in clinical application

By Ming-Hui Yang, Shiang-Bin Jong, Tze-Wen Chung, Ying-Fong Huang and Yu-Chang Tyan


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12. Detecting hypoglycemia by using the brain as a biosensor

By Rasmus Elsborg, Line Remvig, Henning Beck-Nielsen and Claus Juhl


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13. Electrochemical Biosensor for Glycated Hemoglobin (HbA1c)

By Pu Chen, Mark Pritzker and Mohammadali Sheikholeslam


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14. Electrochemical Biosensors for Virus Detection

By Abdelghani Adnane


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15. Microfaradaic Electrochemical Biosensors for the Study of Anticancer Action of DNA Intercalating Drug: Epirubicin

By Krishna Pitre and Sweety Tiwari


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16. Light Addressable Potentiometric Sensor as Cell-Based Biosensors for Biomedical Application

By Hui Yu, Qingjun Liu and Ping Wang


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17. Sol-gel technology in enzymatic electrochemical biosensors for clinical analysis

By Gabriela Preda, Otilia Bizerea and Beatrice Vlad-Oros


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18. Giant Extracellular Hemoglobin of Glossoscolex paulistus: An excellent Prototype of Biosensor and Blood Substitute

By Leonardo M. Moreira, Alessandra L. Poli, Juliana P. Lyon, Fabio V. Santos, Pedro C. G. Moraes, José Paulo F. Mendonça, Valmar C. Barbosa and Hidetake Imasato


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19. Mitochondria as a Biosensor for Drug-induced Toxicity – Is It Really Relevant?

By Oliveira, Ana Moreira, Nuno Machado, Telma Bernardo and Vilma Sardao


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20. Electrochemical Biosensors to Monitor Extracellular Glutamate and Acetylcholine Concentration in Brain Tissue

By Alberto Morales-Villagrán, Silvia López-Pérez and Jorge Ortega-Ibarra


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21. Surface plasmon biosensing technology for antimicrobial susceptibility test

By How Foo Chen, Chi-Hung Lin, Chun-Yao Su, Chen Hsin-Pai and Ya-Ling Chiang


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22. Mammalian-Based Bioreporter Targets: Protein Expression for Bioluminescent and Fluorescent Detection in the Mammalian Cellular Background

By Steven Ripp, Gary Sayler and Dan Close


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23. Engineered Nuclear Hormone Receptor-Biosensors for Environmental Monitoring and Early Drug Discovery

By Izabela Gierach and David Wood


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24. Higher Plants as a warning to ionizing radiation: Tradescantia

By Alphonse Kellecom and Teresa Dos Santos Leal


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