DOI link for Applications: Biosensors
Applications: Biosensors book
Biomolecules such as nucleic acids and proteins carry important information of biological processes. The ability to measure extremely small amounts of specific biomarkers at molecular levels is highly desirable in biomedical research and healthcare. However, it is very challenging to find practical solutions to meet these needs. Current technologies rely on well-equipped central laboratories for molecular diagnosis, which is expensive and time consuming, often causing delay in medical treatments. There is a strong need for smaller, faster, cheaper, and simpler biosensors for molecular analysis . The recent advancement in carbon nanotube (CNT) nanotechnologies has shown great potential in providing viable solutions. CNTs with well-defined nanoscale dimension and unique molecular structure can be used as bridges linking biomolecules to macro/micro-solid-state devices so that the information of bioevents can be transduced into measurable signals. Exciting new biosensing concepts and devices with extremely high sensitivities have been demonstrated using CNTs .