Engineering » Biomedical Engineering

Biosensors for Health, Environment and Biosecurity

Edited by Pier Andrea Serra, ISBN 978-953-307-443-6, 550 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published July 19, 2011 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/928
Edited Volume

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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  1. Biotechnology of Yeasts and Filamentous Fungi
    Mykhailo Gonchar, Oleh Smutok, Maria Karkovska, Nataliya Stasyuk and Galina Gayda
  2. Optical and Electrical Characterizations of Niobium-doped Ba0.25Sr0.75TiO3 (BSNT) on p-type Silicon and Corning Glass Substrates and its Implementation as Photodiode on Satellite of LAPAN – IPB
    Aep Setiawan, Aminullah, Jajang Juansah and Irzaman
  3. Magnetic Sensors - Development Trends and Applications
    Mitra Djamal and Ramli Ramli
  4. Development of Giant Magnetoresistance Material Based on Cobalt Ferrite
    M. Djamal, Ramli, Khairurrijal and F. Haryanto
  5. Nanocellulose-Based Biosensors: Design, Preparation, and Activity of Peptide-Linked Cotton Cellulose Nanocrystals Having Fluorimetric and Colorimetric Elastase Detection Sensitivity
    J. Vincent Edwards, Nicolette Prevost, Alfred French, Monica Concha, Anthony DeLucca and Qinglin Wu
  6. Designing cellulosic and nanocellulosic sensors for interface with a protease sequestrant wound-dressing prototype: Implications of material selection for dressing and protease sensor design
    Krystal R Fontenot, J Vincent Edwards, David Haldane, Nicole Pircher, Falk Liebner, Brian D Condon, Huzaifah Qureshi and Dorne Yager
  7. Biomaterials and bioengineering tomorrow’s healthcare
    Sumrita Bhat and Ashok Kumar
  8. Biosensors and Bioelectronics
    Chandran Karunakaran, Thangamuthu Madasamy and Niroj Kumar Sethy
  9. Electronegative LDL: a useful biomarker of cardiovascular risk?
    José Luis Sánchez-Quesada, Montserrat Estruch, Sonia Benítez and Jordi Ordóñez-Llanos
  10. Surface plasmon resonance based detection of human serum albumin as a marker for hepatocytes activity
    Anja Henseleit, Julia Stuermer, Carolin Pohl, Natalie Haustein, Frank Sonntag, Thomas Bley and Elke Boschke
  11. Hypoglycemia-Related Electroencephalogram Changes Assessed by Multiscale Entropy
    Chiara Fabris, Giovanni Sparacino, Anne-Sophie Sejling, Anahita Goljahani, Jonas Duun-Henriksen, Line Sofie Remvig, Claus Bogh Juhl and Claudio Cobelli
  12. Hypo- and Hyperglycemic Alarms
    Daniel Howsmon and B. Wayne Bequette
  13. Neurological Changes in Hypoglycemia
    Maria Rubega and Giovanni Sparacino
  14. Hypoglycemia-Induced Decrease of EEG Coherence in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes
    Maria Rubega, Giovanni Sparacino, Anne S. Sejling, Claus B. Juhl and Claudio Cobelli
  15. Hypoglycemia-Associated Electroencephalogram and Electrocardiogram Changes Appear Simultaneously
    Anine Larsen, Kurt Højlund, Mikael Kjær Poulsen, Rasmus Elsborg Madsen and Claus B. Juhl
  16. Prediction Methods for Blood Glucose Concentration
    Claus Bogh Juhl, Jonas Duun-Henriksen, Jens Ahm Sørensen, Anne Sophie Sejling and Rasmus Elsborg Madsen
  17. Portable Biosensing of Food Toxicants and Environmental Pollutants
    Anastasios Economou
  18. Modified sol–gel processed silica matrix for gel electrophoresis applications
    Madhusudhan M. Nadgir, Austin Coffey and Bhaskar Mohan Murari
  19. Toxicity of Atorvastatin on Pancreas Mitochondria: A Justification for Increased Risk of Diabetes Mellitus
    Melina Sadighara, Zahra Amirsheardost, Mohsen Minaiyan, Valiollah Hajhashemi, Parvaneh Naserzadeh, Ahmad Salimi, Enayatollah Seydi and Jalal Pourahmad