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and of bioagents plays an essential role in biotechnology, medicine, agriculture, and even in military, glucose monitoring for diabetes, screening for food toxins, diagnosing a disease, and fighting bioterrorism .
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The importance of being able to quickly and accurately detect of bioagents pervades our daily lives as it plays an essential role in biotechnology, medicine, agriculture, and even in military. For example, glucose monitoring for diabetes, screening for food toxins, diagnosing a disease, and fighting bioterrorism all require an efficient method of detecting bioagents.
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.