Biosensors combine biological recognition elements and signal conversion elements into a biodetection system. They have been developed for a wide variety of biodetection applications, offering the advantages of increased speed and ease of use compared to traditional detection methods. In Biosensors and Biodetection: Methods and Protocols, leading experts describe the major technologies in the field in extensive technical detail, allowing readers both to understand the technology and to construct similar devices. Volume 1: Optical-Based Detectors delves into direct and indirect optical detectors, including methods involving surface plasmon resonance, interferometric sensors, CCD based detectors, and spectrometers, among many other cutting-edge technologies. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology ™ series format, chapters include brief introductions to the subjects, lists of the necessary materials, step-by-step, readily reproducible protocols, and Notes sections, which highlight tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.
Comprehensive and up-to-date, Biosensors and Biodetection: Methods and Protocols is an ideal, user-friendly guide to this vital, versatile technology and a perfect tool for those who wish to further the field.
Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
Number of pages: 452
Weight: 1466 g
Dimensions: 279 x 210 x 25 mm
Edition: 2009 ed.
From the reviews:
"This is a well written, comprehensive and up-to-date, user-friendly guide to essential information about direct and indirect optical detectors ... . the book is written for engineering, chemical and physical science researchers who are developing biosensing technologies, as well as biologists and clinicians. It is also useful as a teaching tool for bioengineering, biomedical engineering, and biology faculty and students. ... The clarity of the explanations of important and complex topics and the user friendly quality of the book make it unique." (Omer Iqbal, Doody's Review Service, February, 2009)
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