Biosensors Nanotechnology (Advanced Materials Book Series)

Biosensors Nanotechnology

Ashutosh Tiwari, Anthony PF Turner

Hardcover: 552 pages   Publisher: WILEY-Scrivener,USA

Language: English         ISBN: 978-1-118-77351-2

From the Editors-

Biosensors and biosensing technologies have grown from a tiny, niche activity in the 1980’s into a major, worldwide industry. Nanomaterials have played key roles in this development, not only in pharmaceuticals and healthcare, but also in sectors such as telecommunications, paper and textiles. Biological sensing is a fundamental tool for understanding living systems, but also finds practical application in medicine, drug discovery, process control, food safety, environmental monitoring, defence and personal security. Moreover, a deeper understanding of the bio/electronic interface leads us towards new horizons in areas such as bionics, power generation and computing.  Advances in telecommunications, expert systems and distributed diagnostics prompt us to question the current ways we deliver healthcare, while robust industrial sensors enable new paradigms in R&D and production.

Personalisation of everything from medicine to environmental control gives new impetus to consumer choice and ownership of information, and will inevitably generate new payment structures and business models. Wearable, mobile and integrated sensors are becoming common place, but most current products have taken the easy path of incorporating physical sensors for parameters such as temperature, pressure, orientation or position. There is a glaring absence of suitably robust and convenient sensors for body chemistries and herein lies the real opportunities for progress.  This book examines some of the emerging technologies that are fuelling scientific discovery and underpinning new products to enhance the length and quality of our lives. This new field combines nanoscale materials with biosensor technology and is receiving considerable attention. Nanostructures have been used to achieve direct wiring of biosensing elements to electrode surfaces, to promote bio-reactions, to impose nanobarcodes on biomaterials, and to amplify the signal from bio-recognition events. Biosensors based on nanomaterials have widespread potential applications in medical diagnostics and environmental monitoringdue to their sensitivity, specificity, speed of response, simplicity and cost-effectiveness.

This book tracks the pursuit of these objectives and provides detailed reviews of a range of nanostructures, including nanoparticles, nanowires, nanotubes, nanoribbons, nanorods, nanobelts and nanosheets, used in the construction of biosensors. Applications of these biosensor nanotechnologies span biological and chemical analyses for food safety, biomedical diagnostics, clinical detection and environmental monitoring. This volume in the Advanced Materials Book Series includes fourteen chapters divided into three main areas: new materials and methods, principles and prospectives and advanced structures and properties. Renowned experts have covered topics including: ZnO and graphene microelectrode applications in biosensing, assembly of polymers/metal nanoparticles, gold

nanoparticle-based electrochemical biosensors, impedimetric DNA sensing employing nanomaterials, graphene and carbon nanotube-based biosensors, state-of-the-art of nanomedicine, a computational nanochemistry study, BFPF green fluorescent protein chromophore, biosynthesis of metal nanoparticles, ionic discotic liquid crystals, the role of advanced materials as nanosensors in water treatment, bioconjugated-nanoporous gold films in electrochemical biosensors, the combination of molecular imprinting and nanotechnology and principles and properties of multiferroics and ceramics.

The book is written for wide readership including university students and researchers from diverse backgrounds such as chemistry, materials science, physics, pharmacy, medical science and biomedical engineering. It can be used not only as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate students, but also as a review and reference book for researchers in the materials science, bioengineering, medical, pharmacy, biotechnology and nanotechnology arenas. We hope that chapters of this book will provide the reader with a valuable insight in this major new area of biosensors and cutting-edge nanotechnology.

Description of Book-

New materials and methods

Chapter 1

ZnO and graphene microelectrode applications in biosensing

Dimitrios P. Nikolelis, Greece

Chapter 2

Assembly of polymers/metal nanoparticles and their applications as medical devices

Magdalena Stevanović, Serbia

Chapter 3

Gold nanoparticle-based electrochemical biosensors for medical applications

By Ulku Anik, Turkey

Chapter 4

Impedimetric DNA sensing employing nanomaterials

Manel del Valle, Spain

Chapter 5

Graphene and carbon nanotube based electrochemical (bio)sensors for environmental monitoring

Merkoçi, Spain

Chapter 6

The-state-of-art of nanomedicine

Ashutosh Tiwari, Sweden

Principals and prospective

Chapter 7

Computational nanochemistry study of the molecular structure, spectra and chemical reactivity properties of the BFPF green fluorescent protein chromophore

Daniel Glossman-Mitnik, Mexico

Chapter 8

Biosynthesis of metal nanoparticles and their applications

Meryam Sardar, India

Chapter 9

Ionic discotic liquid crystals: Recent advances and applications

Sandeep Kumar, India

Chapter 10

Role of advanced materials as nanosensors in water treatment

Sheenam Thatai, India

Advanced structures and properties

Chapter 11

Application of bioconjugated-nanoporous gold films in electrochemical biosensors

Masoud Ayatollahi Mehrgardi, Iran

Chapter 12

Combination of molecular imprinting and nanotechnology: beginning of a new horizon

Prashant K. Sharma, India

Chapter 13

Recent development of fiber reinforced composite materials

Dipul Kalita, India

Chapter 14

Structural, electrical and magnetic properties of pure and substituted BiFeO3 multiferroics

Roy, India

Chapter 15

Dielectric relaxation, phase transition and Rietveld studies of [Pb0.94Sr.06] [(Mn1/3Sb2/3)0.05(Zr0.495Ti0.505)0.95]O3 ceramics K. Singh, India

About the author

VBRI Group is an innovative and ambitious organization started by Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari (Chairman and managing director).
VBRI group majorly deals with research, technology and innovation. The technology developed and adopted here is for the betterment of rural area and deals with the issues related to agriculture, health and education. It’s a group of companies, comprises VBRI Foundation, VBRI Education, VBRI Events, VBRI Press and VBRI Technology.

The group-business has witnessed expansion in various domain by providing appropriate solution and consultancy through world class platform.

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