biosensor technology 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

  • Microbial fuel cell-based biosensors for environmental monitoring: a review

    The microbial fuel cell (MFC) is an innovative technology that was initially designed to harness energy from organic waste using microorganisms. It is striking how many promising applications beyond energy production have been explored in recent decades. In particular, MFC-based biosensors are considered to be the next generation biosensing technology for environmental monitoring. This review ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Toward colloid-based biosensors for SNP genotyping and personalised medicine applications

    Therapeutic drugs can assist some patients, however, other individuals may exhibit no response. Furthermore, a drug that is normally considered to be safe can have toxic effects in a small proportion of the population, occasionally causing death. Many altered drug responses depend on the genetic constitution of the recipient. The analysis of specific DNA markers within the genome of an individual ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Surface plasmon resonance biosensors for environmental analysis: general aspects and applications

    Interest in the development of Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) based biosensors for the detection and monitoring of analytes in several fields has been extensively developed in the last decade. Indeed, SPR-based biosensors demonstrate interesting potential for environmental applications, and a substantial number of studies have been reported for heavy metals, dioxins, pesticides, aromatic ...


    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

  • Nanomaterials applied in medicine, cultural heritage and chemical sensor technology

    Herein, we report three different analytical applications of multi–layers of oxidised graphene nanoribbons (GNOs). In the first section of this paper, the most significant results concern the effect of GNOs on the proliferation of NIH3T3 murine fibroblasts. Results show that GNOs represent the most biocompatible nanomaterials (compared with other ones, such as carbon black, single–wall carbon ...


    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 ...


  • Water quality monitoring in wetland ecosystems using microbial model communities

    This study reviews the concept of model communities for water quality assessment in aquatic ecosystems. The feeding habits of protozoans were used to unite species into functional, trophic groups. Colonising communities were dominated by bacterivorous Flagellate Species (Sf). A new Index of Periphyton Flagellates (IPF) as an indicator of the trophic status of a water-body was developed. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biomimetic membranes and biomolecule immobilisation strategies for nanobiotechnology applications

    Biological membranes constitute a source of inspiration for making supramolecular assemblies which can be used in the design of biomimetic sensors. At the same time, the concept of using biomolecules as an elementary structure to develop self-assembled entities has received considerable attention. More particularly, the ability of amphiphilic molecules like lipids, to spontaneously organise into ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...


  • Tech update: Plant instrumentation - food engineering

    Sensors and other devices are the foot soldiers in automation architecture, but most food and beverage manufacturers still are looking for full value. You know an equipment category has arrived when it starts getting its own industry-specific center. For the food production sensors that do the heavy lifting in instrumentation technology, that day could arrive earlier rather than ...


    By Hardy Process Solutions

  • 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.

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