A biosensor produces a signal proportional in strength or frequency to the concentration of biochemical to which its biological component reacts. This book describes the design, construction, optimization and application of the biological component, its attachment to the transducer and interfacing of the sensing element to appropriate electronic circuitry. In addition, typical applications of the sensor are described along with any pretreatment of the sample that may be necessary to remove interferences or ensure linearity of the sensor's response. A final chapter on the theoretical analysis of biosensor response characteristics is provided to aid in optimizing any device's performance. "Biosensors" provides an up-to-date account of techniques which will find widespread application by life scientists in universities and industry.
'Each chapter is well written and well illustrated to give the reader a practical as well as a theoretical feel for the area. I would certainly recommend this book to students and researchers alike. Biosensors: A Practical Approach is a worthy addition to the texts dealing with this important area.'
Marco Cardosi, Paisley College of Technology, Trends in Food Science & Technology, Volume 2, No. 1  January 1991
'delightful little book on biosensors ... Introduction of a new volume in the "practical approach" series is likely to stimulate further research and interest in this already burgeoning area ... it provides a very useful and inexpensive "hands-on" companion to the practising bench scientist interested both in the further development of such devices or in their use in new application areas.'
Dr CR Lowe, Inst Biotechnol, University of Cambridge, Bio-Electronics & Biosensors, Volume 4, Number 13, Early July 1991
Abbreviations; George S. Wilson & Daniel R. Thevenot: Unmediated amperometric enzyme electrodes; H. Allen, O. Hill & Gurdial S. Sanghera: Mediated amperometric enzyme electrodes; P. N. Bartlett: Conducting organic salt electrodes; Nicola C. Foulds, Jane E. Frew, & Monika J. Green: Immunoelectrodes; Douglas B. Kell & Christopher L. Davey: Conductimetric and impedimetric devices; Isao Karube & Masayasu Suzuki: Microbial
biosensors; Fredrik Winquist & Bengt Danielsson: Semiconductor field effect devices; Bengt Danielsson & Fredrik Winquist: Semiconductor thermometric sensors; Mark J. Eddowes: Theoretical methods for analysing biosensor performance; Appendix;
Series: Practical Approach Series
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 26th July 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.4
Weight (kg): 0.5