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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New diagnostic platform can rapidly measure COVID-19-related biomarkers

New diagnostic platform can rapidly measure COVID-19-related biomarkers

The Future of Environmental and Food Monitoring

The Future of Environmental and Food Monitoring

Researchers develop systems to detect an atypical fungus responsible for severe pneumonia

Researchers develop systems to detect an atypical fungus responsible for severe pneumonia

Startup develops yeast-based test to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in saliva

Startup develops yeast-based test to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in saliva

Scientists create new way to detect COVID-19 proteins and antibodies

Scientists create new way to detect COVID-19 proteins and antibodies

New discovery could lead to faster and more effective treatments for chronic health complications

New discovery could lead to faster and more effective treatments for chronic health complications

New technique can rapidly diagnose prostate cancer from urine

New technique can rapidly diagnose prostate cancer from urine

A paper-based sensor for detecting COVID-19

A paper-based sensor for detecting COVID-19

Researchers develop new system for direct detection of SARS-CoV-2 in aerosols

Researchers develop new system for direct detection of SARS-CoV-2 in aerosols

$3.7 million NIH grant supports development of biosensor technology for diagnosing viral diseases

$3.7 million NIH grant supports development of biosensor technology for diagnosing viral diseases

Researchers develop new serological assay for detection of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

Researchers develop new serological assay for detection of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

Could anterior nasal swabs be an effective alternative for SARS-CoV-2 testing?

Could anterior nasal swabs be an effective alternative for SARS-CoV-2 testing?

Organic hydrogels can be a promising candidate for building long-term functioning glucose biosensors

Organic hydrogels can be a promising candidate for building long-term functioning glucose biosensors

UCI researchers develop noninvasive, at-home saliva test to detect COVID-19

UCI researchers develop noninvasive, at-home saliva test to detect COVID-19

Paper-based electrochemical sensor can enable rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2

Paper-based electrochemical sensor can enable rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2

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