BIOSENSORS: WAY OF DIAGNOSISAbstract
Biosensors have revolutionized the way of diagnosis by allowing detection of diseases at earlier stage & detection of altered amount of biomarkers in the body. All biosensors usually involve minimal sample preparation as the biological sensing component is highly selective for the analyte concerned. There are numerous biosensors available now-a-days such as electrochemical biosensors, optical biosensors, DNA biosensors, microbial biosensors, mass based biosensors, calorimetric biosensors etc, which enable reliable & fast detection of analyte & provide accurate results at earliest. Biosensors have many uses in clinical analysis, general health care monitoring, veterinary and agricultural applications, industrial processing and monitoring, and environmental pollution control. Biosensor technology has the potential to provide fast and accurate detection, reliable imaging of cancer cells, and monitoring of angiogenesis and cancer metastasis, and the ability to determine the effectiveness of anticancer chemotherapy agents.
R.K. Arora* and R.P. Saini
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, SBMN Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research, Asthal Bohar-124021, Rohtak, Haryana, India
15 March, 2013
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