A biosensor is a detecting device that combines a transducer with a biologically sensitive and selective component. Biosensors can measure compounds present in the environment, chemical processes, food and human body at low cost if compared with traditional analytical techniques. This book covers a wide range of aspects and issues related to biosensor technology, bringing together researchers from 19 different countries.
Since the birth of the field of optical biosensors, the pace of evolution of this
field has been swift. While myriad reports have appeared describing applications
and advancements in optical biosensor technology, few existing volumes are
dedicated to a synopsis of this field. Since the development of optical biosensors
mirrors the advances in the rapidly evolving telecommunications industry, we
deemed the time to be ripe for such an opus.