Engineering Now .: Volume 3 - Edition 6 .: January 2007

Western Engineering Professors Edit New Book on Biosensor Technology

A comprehensive new book on biosensors, Smart Biosensor Technology, edited by Western Engineering faculty members George Knopf and Amarjeet Bassi was published by CRC Press in January 2007.

Smart Biosensor Technology examines the design, applications, and future directions of this rapidly evolving field. This book collects contributions from leading specialists in a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines. Following an introduction to the fundamental characteristics and functions of the underlying technologies, two sections explore the role materials play in developing smart biosensors. As well, new nanotechnologies and their impact on biosensor functionality are discussed. Next, the editors devote an entire section to bioelectronics with a focus on a biophotonic material called bacteriorhodopsin and its application to photoelectric biosensing, chemical sensing and color imaging. The design and fabrication of new bioelectronic sensing arrays on flexible substrates is also presented. The final section explores a variety of smart biosensor applications in detecting food pathogens, monitoring toxicity, and detecting allergens and viruses.

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