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Sensors 2009, 9(11), 8907-8910;

Editorial: Nanotechnological Advances in Biosensors

Biomedical Engineering, Lyman Duff Medical Building, Room 310, 3775 University St., Montreal, QC H3A 2B4, Canada
Received: 18 September 2009 / Accepted: 9 November 2009 / Published: 9 November 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanotechnological Advances in Biosensors)
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A biosensor is a physicochemical or hybrid physical-chemical-biological device that detects a biological molecule, organism, or process. Because of the nature of their targets, biosensors need to be faster, smaller, more sensitive, and more specific than nearly all of their physicochemical counterparts or the traditional methods that they are designed to replace. Speed is of the essence in medical diagnosis as it permits for rapid, accurate treatment and does not allow patients to be lost to follow-up. Small size and greater sensitivity mean less-invasive sampling and detection of molecules such as neurotransmitters or hormones at biologically-relevant levels. Greater specificity allows assays to be performed in complex fluids such as blood or urine without false negative or false positive results. [...] View Full-Text
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