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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A pencil graphite biosensor that detects SARS-CoV-2

A pencil graphite biosensor that detects SARS-CoV-2

Instant biosensor can detect COVID-19 variants even if someone is asymptomatic

Instant biosensor can detect COVID-19 variants even if someone is asymptomatic

Developing a face mask that can detect COVID-19

Developing a face mask that can detect COVID-19

The technology behind face masks that can diagnose COVID-19

The technology behind face masks that can diagnose COVID-19

Nanotechnology and the fight against COVID-19

Nanotechnology and the fight against COVID-19

Novel biosensor offers rapid quantitative variant of concern-independent serology for SARS-CoV-2

Novel biosensor offers rapid quantitative variant of concern-independent serology for SARS-CoV-2

A new communication concept to detect virus-laden particles

A new communication concept to detect virus-laden particles

New technique can measure metabolic process at the single-cell level

New technique can measure metabolic process at the single-cell level

Printable biosensor enables simultaneous recording and imaging of tissues, organs during surgery

Printable biosensor enables simultaneous recording and imaging of tissues, organs during surgery

New bio-inks for biosensors could make surgery safer

New bio-inks for biosensors could make surgery safer

UMSOM researchers develop two accurate, rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19

UMSOM researchers develop two accurate, rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19

New COVID-19 test can deliver highly accurate results in less than 15 minutes

New COVID-19 test can deliver highly accurate results in less than 15 minutes

Nanotechnology and COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment

Nanotechnology and COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment

Novel chip-based antigen test can provide ultrasensitive detection of SARS-CoV-2, influenza A

Novel chip-based antigen test can provide ultrasensitive detection of SARS-CoV-2, influenza A

Study could pave way for new therapies for kidney disease

Study could pave way for new therapies for kidney disease

Applications of nanoparticles in combating COVID-19

Applications of nanoparticles in combating COVID-19

New genetically encoded sensor helps detect drugs of abuse

New genetically encoded sensor helps detect drugs of abuse

New technique to hyperpolarize and purify fumarate for MRI

New technique to hyperpolarize and purify fumarate for MRI

Researchers suggest new approach to build a 'nanopore' biosensor for detecting specific molecules

Researchers suggest new approach to build a 'nanopore' biosensor for detecting specific molecules

New plasmonic isothermal PCR technology can detect respiratory viral pathogens in 30 minutes

New plasmonic isothermal PCR technology can detect respiratory viral pathogens in 30 minutes