biosensor research Articles

  • Electrochemical biosensors for environmental monitoring

    The challenge for the monitoring of environmental hazards such as pollutants, herbicides, pesticides and toxins caused by expanding industrialisation and application of new intensive agricultural technologies is to develop efficient tools that offer precision, sensitivity, and speed and ease of operation in situ and avoid consequently risks for both human and environmental health. In this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Affinity–based biosensors for heavy metal detection

    In recent years, there has been a pressing need for fast and reliable methods for environmental monitoring. Among the various pollutants, the heavy metals are some of the most harmful because these substances are non–biodegradable and retained by the ecological system. Conventional analytical techniques for heavy metals imply high cost, trained personnel and the repute that they are mostly ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Generation of mt:egfp transgenic zebrafish biosensor for the detection of aquatic zinc and cadmium

    Zebrafish embryo toxicity test has become a popular method for detecting the environmental pollutions. But our research showed that zebrafish embryos exhibited no visible paramorphia, malformation or mortality when exposed to heavy metals in a range above the environmental standard limits, indicating that zebrafish embryo an imprecise model in monitoring environmental heavy metals ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Analytical simulation of interfacial DNA hybridisation for design of an optimal nanotechnology handheld biosensor

    DNA biosensors are becoming ubiquitous at current scale-level of nanotechnology; but still remain in research laboratory. The project objective is accessing feasibility for a commercial off-the-shelf optimally designed versatile handheld DNA biosensor. Therefore, thorough understandings of the principles behind design of DNA biosensor during biophysical interfacial transduction were explored. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Electrospun substituted polyphenylene vinylene nanofibres

    Biosensors are a rapidly growing research field, which is being swiftly advanced due to recent advances in nanotechnology. However most of the sensors developed are solution based, which limits their commercial use. Thus, with the view of developing bio–nanosensors based on solid–state photoluminescent nanofibres the electrospinning process was optimised for a novel PPV–derivative composite ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fundamental studies in nanosciences at the Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnology (IEMN)

    This paper gives an overview over the fundamental research in nanosciences at the Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology (IEMN). We present some highlights from the numerical simulation of the electronic structure of nanowires and nanotubes, the charge spectroscopy of Si nanoparticles and C nanotubes, the scanning tunnelling spectroscopy of semiconductor quantum dots, to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Selected examples in nano–sciences and nano–technologies at FEMTO–ST

    This paper contributes selected examples based on the research and development of sub–micrometric and nanoscale structures at FEMTO–ST. In particular, exploitation of bandgap materials such as lithium niobate is a specialty of the institute and is applied in active photonic and phononic devices. Another area of active research concerns instrumentation at the microscale and nanoscale. More ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nanosensors applied to water quality: developing a low-cost pH sensor for natural water, and application of other techniques

    A low-cost optical sensor built-in strip has been developed from a composite obtained with application of in-situ chemical polymerisation, using polyaniline in the emeraldine oxidation state, doped with HCl onto poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) film, used to measured the pH of water. The absorption of UV-Vis spectra was used to evaluate the optical response to pH change of natural water. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Multifunctional nanoparticles: from the detection of biomolecules to the therapy

    The intense research activities devoted to nanotechnology led to the development of a wide variety of multifunctional nanoparticles. Besides their small size which opens the route to the exploration of living matter at the subcellular scale, the properties of these particles can be accurately tuned by varying the composition, the size, the shape and the chemical composition of the surface. Some ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Directed self-organisation of soluble proteins on surfaces

    Incorporation of proteins on surfaces is a first step in the lengthy process of using active biological molecules in man-made nanodevices. There is therefore a strong motivation to develop strategies for organising active proteins on solid substrates and it is very desirable to take advantage of the principles of self-assembly. In the present work, I summarise two strategies to orient and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Laser–ablative nanostructuring of surfaces

    We present an overview of laser methods for nanostructuring of surfaces that are in the focus of ongoing research activities of our Institute (LP3). The methods imply the removal of material by laser radiation to provide either spontaneous nanostructuring of laser–illuminated surface or its controlled nano–modification. Here, the desired relief or architecture is achieved through a proper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 2D and 3D biotin patterning by ultrafast lasers

    Bio-micro-array fabrication and biological molecules patterning has been the focus of much research in recent years, as they are envisaged to play an important part in genomic studies, drug discovery and screening, protein identification and scaffolding development for tissue engineering. A number of different approaches have been examined for fabricating patterned biological surfaces. Almost in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Microtox and Deltatox bioassay technology – early warning systems for monitoring and evaluating drinking water quality placed on DHS approved products list for homeland security

    Microtox Bioassay technology was recently awarded the Designation and Certification as an ‘Approved Product for Homeland Security’ under the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (the SAFETY ACT), by the Department of Homeland Security, DHS. Accordingly, Microtox has been placed on the “Approved Products List for Homeland Security.” The EPA ...


  • Europe Drugs of Abuse Testing Market Next 5 Year Forecast & Analysis

    ReportsnReports.com adds report 2014 Strategies for the European Drugs of Abuse Testing Market to its store. This new report provides a comprehensive analysis of the European drug of abuse testing market, including emerging tests, technologies, instrumentation, sales forecasts, market shares, and strategic profiles of leading suppliers. The report provides test volume and sales ...

  • The Future of Biowarfare

    Untitled Document In the July issue of IE Connections, Tom Anderson of RestCon Environmental developed an excellent overview of the current biological weapons and response ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Environmental Sensors in Waste Management

    Issue: As part of an increasing sentiment among European consumers that environmental protection is important, concern about the impact of landfill is growing. Sensor technology makes it possible to measure and control inputs to landfill sites and pollutants arising from them. However, the exploitation - or uptake - of such technology has been lower than expected in the waste management sector. ...


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