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


ISBN10: 849389054
ISBN13: 9780849389054

Publisher: CRC Press

Price: $199.95
Pages: 720
Publish date: October 1996

Medical applications: biosensors for use by patients to improve management of chronic health disorders, for point-of-care testing, and for monitoring of patients during intensive care and surgery. Industrial applications: use as quality assurance devices and process control sensors in the biotechnology, food, drink, and cosmetics sectors. Environmental applications: new applications that are being developed for environmental protection. 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:

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