Biosensors and BioelectronicsAuthor(s): R Swaminathan
Biosensors and Bioelectronics is the premier international publication dedicated to biosensor and bioelectronics research, development, and application. Biosensors are analytical devices that include a biological material (e.g. tissue, microorganisms, organelles, cell receptors, enzymes, antibodies, nucleic acids, etc.), a biologically derived material, or a biomimic that is intimately associated with or integrated within a physicochemical transducer or transducing microsystem, which can be optical, electrochemical, thermometric, piezoelectric, or other. Biosensors typically produce a digital electrical signal proportional to the concentration of a single analyte or a group of analytes. While the signal may be continuous in theory, devices can be set up to produce single measurements to fulfil specific market needs. Biosensors have been used to solve a wide range of analytical problems in medicine, the environment, food, the process industry, security, and defence.