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==Background==
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A quick and accurate detection of bioagents plays an essential role in biotechnology, medicine, agriculture, and even in military, especially as having an efficient method of detection is crucial in varieties of applications such as glucose monitoring for diabetes, screening for food toxins, diagnosing a disease, and fighting bioterrorism.
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[[Image: EasyApplications.png | left | easy applications]]
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===Biosensors===
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One approach for detecting bioagents is the use of biosensors.  Biosensors are biologically derived chemical sensing device that recognizes a presence of a certain molecule and outputs a measurable signal in response.  It is composed of two parts:  the bio-element that recognizes a specific analyte, or bioagent, and the transducer that converts the recognition into a readily detectable output signal.
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[[Image:BiosensorEnzyme.png | frame | center | Fig. 1: A Biosensor Enzyme (Adapted from [[Biomod/2013/Harvard/References#General |  Mohanty et al, 2006]])]]
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Revision as of 13:09, 20 June 2013

Introduction

Background

A quick and accurate detection of bioagents plays an essential role in biotechnology, medicine, agriculture, and even in military, especially as having an efficient method of detection is crucial in varieties of applications such as glucose monitoring for diabetes, screening for food toxins, diagnosing a disease, and fighting bioterrorism.

easy applications

Biosensors

One approach for detecting bioagents is the use of biosensors. Biosensors are biologically derived chemical sensing device that recognizes a presence of a certain molecule and outputs a measurable signal in response. It is composed of two parts: the bio-element that recognizes a specific analyte, or bioagent, and the transducer that converts the recognition into a readily detectable output signal.

Fig. 1: A Biosensor Enzyme (Adapted from   Mohanty et al, 2006)
Fig. 1: A Biosensor Enzyme (Adapted from Mohanty et al, 2006)
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