TITLE: Biosensors: An Introduction
AUTHOR: Brian R. Eggins
Biosensors, or sensors based on biological materials, are now used in
a wide variety of disciplines, including medicine, the food industry and
environmental science. It is becoming increasingly important for researchers
and scientists in these and other fields to have a sound understanding of
the different types of biosensors which can be used, the principles behind
them, and their advantages and limitations.
'Biosensors: An Introduction' begins by introducing the reader, systematically
and comprehensively, to the basic features of biosensors, discussing the
types of biological materials used and the ways in which they can be
connected with a variety of transducers to create the complete biosensor.
Performance characteristics of a wide range of biosensors are discussed,
and details of the most important types of biosensor currently used are presented.
A highly practical chapter containing details of a number of biosensor experiments
for undergraduate and postgraduate students is included, while applications
of biosensors across a broad range of fields, and consideration of the
commercial techniques for manufacturing biosensors, are presented in the
'Biosensors: An Introduction' is an invaluable reference source for anyone
working with biosensors, and a highly practical learning tool for those studying
any aspect of the subject. Its unique combination of introductory and more
advanced material provides the necessary bridge for all those wishing to
become more involved in this expanding and fascinating field.
"The book would be ideal for use on taught courses, particularly in the
modular system. All the vital information required to understand biosensors
is contained within, and the reader does not have to search through other
books to find the background information" -- Trends in Analytical Chemistry.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Immobilisation of Biological Component.
Transducers I - Electrochemistry.
Transducers II - Optical Methods.
Transducers III - Other Transducers.