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Nanomaterial-based electrochemical biosensors for medical applications

Kerman, Kagan and Saito, Masato and Yamamura, Shohei and Takamura, Yuzuru and Tamiya, Eiichi (2008) Nanomaterial-based electrochemical biosensors for medical applications. TRAC-TRENDS IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 27 (7). pp. 585-592.

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With recent advances in nanotechnology, great progress has been made in biosensors based on nanomaterials, but there are still numerous challenges to overcome. We describe nanomaterial-based biosensors for researchers new to the field, paying particular attention to metal nanoparticles and carbon nanotube (CNT)-based label-free approaches. Label-free monitoring of biorecognition events provides a promising platform, which is simple, cost-effective, and requires no external modification to biomolecules. Using examples from recent reports, we illustrate the diversity of biological recognition events and the range of experimental techniques employed for metal-nanoparticle-based and label-free characterization. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:biosensor; carbon nanotube; colloidal gold nanoparticle; electrochemical; field-effect transistor; label-free; medical; metal nanoparticle; nanomaterial; tyrosine oxidation
Subjects:Analytical Science > Nanotechnology for sensing and actuating
Biomedical Science > Nanobiotechnology
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:1213
Deposited By:Anuj Seth
Deposited On:16 Dec 2008 12:21
Last Modified:19 Jan 2009 11:50

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