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New-generation nano-engineered biosensors, enabling nanotechnologies and nanomaterials

Khanna, Vinod Kumar (2008) New-generation nano-engineered biosensors, enabling nanotechnologies and nanomaterials. SENSOR REVIEW, 28 (1). pp. 39-45.

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Purpose - This paper aims to discover the novelties in biosensor fabrication brought about by breakthroughs in nanomaterials and process techniques, the resulting enhancement in biosensor functionalities, new applications and future possibilities. Design/methodology/approach - The impact of nanotechnology on biosensor advancement has been examined. Different directions of biosensor research in the nano era have been highlighted. These include the efforts made through nanotechnology to improve the performance parameters of the existing biosensors, and for implementation of innovative biosensor concepts. Findings - Nanotechnology is a key technology in biosensor development. It has permeated into the biosensor field and brought in its wake far-reaching changes. Practical implications - Biosensor science and engineering are central to virtually all aspects of life including medical diagnostics, environmental monitoring and biotechnological process control. Therefore, the progress in biosensors brought about by nanotechnology influences one's everyday life. Originality/value - The study helps in understanding the applications of nanotechnology in fabricating a new generation of biosensors with improved characteristics. It provides information of value to those involved in biosensor research.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:sensors; particle size measurement
Subjects:Analytical Science > Nanotechnology for sensing and actuating
Biomedical Science > Nanobiotechnology
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:1248
Deposited By:Anuj Seth
Deposited On:15 Dec 2008 16:19
Last Modified:19 Jan 2009 11:10

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