Biosensor

A biosensor is a device for the detection of an analyte that combines a biological component with a physicochemical detector component.
What are Biosensors?

The term “biosensor” is short for “biological sensor.” The device is made up of a transducer and a biological element that may be an enzyme, an antibody or a nucleic acid. The bioelement interacts with the analyte being tested and the biological response is converted into an electrical signal by the transducer. Depending on their particular application, biosensors are also known as immunosensors, optrodes, resonant mirrors, chemical canaries, biochips, glucometers and biocomputers.

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Wyss Institute’s eRapid technology licensed to The iQ Group Global

Wyss Institute’s eRapid technology licensed to The iQ Group Global

Biosensor assay SARS-CoV-2 antibody test may predict COVID-19 severity in patients

Biosensor assay SARS-CoV-2 antibody test may predict COVID-19 severity in patients

Novel protein imaging method could lead to the development of new biomaterials

Novel protein imaging method could lead to the development of new biomaterials

Study sheds light on working principles of various advanced biosensing technologies

Study sheds light on working principles of various advanced biosensing technologies

Researchers develop portable device to quantify capsaicin content in chili  peppers

Researchers develop portable device to quantify capsaicin content in chili peppers

New study could help achieve multicolor imaging with fluorescent biosensors cells

New study could help achieve multicolor imaging with fluorescent biosensors cells

Biometric smartwatch data could accurately detect earliy signs of COVID-19

Biometric smartwatch data could accurately detect earliy signs of COVID-19

Wearable device tracks biomarkers in sweat associated with inflammatory bowel disease

Wearable device tracks biomarkers in sweat associated with inflammatory bowel disease

New agreements to ensure all countries have fair access to COVID-19 rapid diagnostic tests

New agreements to ensure all countries have fair access to COVID-19 rapid diagnostic tests

New experiments reveal how viruses initiate translation of genetic material into proteins

New experiments reveal how viruses initiate translation of genetic material into proteins

Study finds potential target for migraine therapy

Study finds potential target for migraine therapy

Researchers develop protein-based biosensor for multiplex imaging of neurotransmitter

Researchers develop protein-based biosensor for multiplex imaging of neurotransmitter

New biosensors detect disease-specific miRNA

New biosensors detect disease-specific miRNA

Promega introduces new serological antibody test for COVID-19

Promega introduces new serological antibody test for COVID-19

New assay improves detection of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

New assay improves detection of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

Novel sensor may be able to test for COVID-19 and influenza simultaneously

Novel sensor may be able to test for COVID-19 and influenza simultaneously

Nicoya receives NRC IRAP funding to develop saliva-based diagnostic test for COVID-19

Nicoya receives NRC IRAP funding to develop saliva-based diagnostic test for COVID-19

Celltrion announces plans to launch COVID-19 point-of-care antigen testing kit

Celltrion announces plans to launch COVID-19 point-of-care antigen testing kit

Synthetic monoclonal antibodies effectively neutralize SARS-CoV-2 in laboratory conditions

Synthetic monoclonal antibodies effectively neutralize SARS-CoV-2 in laboratory conditions

UMSOM scientists develop experimental rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19

UMSOM scientists develop experimental rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19