First introduced to biomedical research in 1980, the term biomarker has taken on a life of its own in recent years and has come to mean a number of things. In biomedical science, biomarker has evolved to most commonly mean a characteristic that can be used either as a diagnostic or a prognostic, but most significantly as a screening indicator for p
History of Biomarkers. Application of Biomarkers in Diagnostics and Theranostics. The Use of Proteomics to Identify Biomarkers. Carbohydrate and Polysaccharide Biomarkers. Complex Biomarkers. Analytical Technologies Used in Biomarker Research. Microarrays and Biomarkers. Use of Solid Phase lmmunoassays for Biomarker Research. Validation Issues in Development and Application of Biomarkers. Comparison of Technologies Used to Identify Biomarkers. Glossary. References.