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Sensors 2013, 13(5), 6423-6447; doi:10.3390/s130506423
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Biosensors in Clinical Practice: Focus on Oncohematology

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Received: 6 March 2013; in revised form: 15 April 2013 / Accepted: 18 April 2013 / Published: 14 May 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Live Cell-Based Sensors)
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Abstract: Biosensors are devices that are capable of detecting specific biological analytes and converting their presence or concentration into some electrical, thermal, optical or other signal that can be easily analysed. The first biosensor was designed by Clark and Lyons in 1962 as a means of measuring glucose. Since then, much progress has been made and the applications of biosensors are today potentially boundless. This review is limited to their clinical applications, particularly in the field of oncohematology. Biosensors have recently been developed in order to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients affected by hematological malignancies, such as the biosensor for assessing the in vitro pre-treatment efficacy of cytarabine in acute myeloid leukemia, and the fluorescence resonance energy transfer-based biosensor for assessing the efficacy of imatinib in chronic myeloid leukemia. The review also considers the challenges and future perspectives of biosensors in clinical practice.
Keywords: biosensors; leukemia; oncohematology; clinical applications biosensors; leukemia; oncohematology; clinical applications
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Fracchiolla, N.S.; Artuso, S.; Cortelezzi, A. Biosensors in Clinical Practice: Focus on Oncohematology. Sensors 2013, 13, 6423-6447.

AMA Style

Fracchiolla NS, Artuso S, Cortelezzi A. Biosensors in Clinical Practice: Focus on Oncohematology. Sensors. 2013; 13(5):6423-6447.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Fracchiolla, Nicola S.; Artuso, Silvia; Cortelezzi, Agostino. 2013. "Biosensors in Clinical Practice: Focus on Oncohematology." Sensors 13, no. 5: 6423-6447.


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