1st Edition

Handbook of Biosensors and Electronic Noses
Medicine, Food, and the Environment

ISBN 9780849389054
Published October 24, 1996 by CRC Press
718 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In developing the electronic nose and biosensor devices, researchers not only copy biochemical pathways, but also use nature's approach to signal interpretation as a blueprint for man-made sensing systems. Commercial biosensors have demonstrated their benefits and practical applications, providing high sensitivity and selectivity, combined with a significant reduction in sample preparation assay time and the use of expensive reagents. The Handbook of Biosensors and Electronic Noses discusses design and optimization for the multitude of practical uses of these devices including:

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Handbook
Biosensors and Electronic Noses for Practical Applications, E. Kress-Rogers
Receptors, Membranes, and Devices for Biosensors
Enzymes, Cofactors, and Mediators, S.F. White and A.P.F. Turner
Bioaffinity Agents for Sensing Systems, D.J. Newman, Y. Olabiran, and C.P. Price
Probes for Nucleic Acids and Biosensors, R.W. Titball and D.J. Squirrell
Membranes to Improve Amperometric Sensor Characteristics, S.M. Reddy and P.M. Vadgama
Microelectronic Devices, A. Grisel
Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) for Biosensing, C.R. Lawrence and N.J. Geddes
Immunosensors Based on Total Internal Reflection, R.P.H. Kooyman and L.M. Lechuga
Acoustic Devices, A. D'Amico, C. Di Natale, and E. Verona
Metabolism and Bioaffinity Sensors for Medicine, Food, and the Environment
Mediated Amperometric Biosensors, S.F. White and A.P.F. Turner
Commercial Devices Based on Amperometric Biosensors, F.W. Scheller and D. Pfeiffer
Microelectronic Biosensors for Clinical Applications, G. Urban
Calorimetric Biosensors, S. Kröger and B. Danielsson
Microbial and Enzyme Sensors for Environmental Monitoring, C. Wittmann, K. Riedel, and R.D. Schmid
Bioaffinity Sensors for Environmental Monitoring, C. Wittmann and R.D. Schmid
Monitoring Immunoreactions with SPR, N.J. Geddes and C.R. Lawrence
Fluorimetric Immunosensors, M. Wortberg, M. Orban, R. Renneberg, and K. Cammann
On-Line and In Vivo Monitoring and Control
Optimized Biosensors in Clinical Applications, D. Moscone and M. Mascini
Biosensors for Process Monitoring, U. Bilitewski and I. Rohm
Fuzzy Logic in the Evaluation of Sensor Data, P.G. Berrie
Towards the Electronic Nose
Mammalian Semiochemistry: Chemical Signalling between Mammals, E. Albone
Sense of Smell: Signal Recognition and Transduction in Olfactory Receptor Neurons, H. Breer
Semiconductor and Calorimetric Devices and Arrays, D. Kohl
Arrays of Broad Specificity Films for Sensing Volatile Chemicals, K.C. Persaud and P.J. Travers
Sorbent Polymer Materials for Chemical Sensors and Arrays, J.W. Grate, M.H. Abraham, and R.A. McGill
Lipid-Coated Acoustic Devices for Odour Sensing, I. Karube, S.-M. Chang, S. Sasaki, and K. Yokoyama
Pattern Analysis Techniques, J.W. Gardner and E.L. Hines

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"The complexity of the discussion related to the theory of these sensors is lessened through the thorough use of figures and tables to assist in illustration of the concepts discussed. This book would be valuable to anyone considering the use of biosensors as analytical tools, or as on-line sensing devices for quality and process control. This book is suggested as a valuable reference for anyone considering the use of biosensors for the analysis of constituents within biological systems."
-Terri Boylston,Journal of Food Quality