TY - CHAP A1 - Veronique Vermeeren A2 - Luc Michiels ED1 - Pier Andrea Serra Y1 - 2011-07-19 PY - 2011 T1 - Evolution towards the implementation of point-of-care biosensors N2 - A biosensor is a detecting device that combines a transducer with a biologically sensitive and selective component. Biosensors can measure compounds present in the environment, chemical processes, food and human body at low cost if compared with traditional analytical techniques. This book covers a wide range of aspects and issues related to biosensor technology, bringing together researchers from 16 different countries. The book consists of 24 chapters written by 76 authors and divided in three sections: Biosensors Technology and Materials, Biosensors for Health and Biosensors for Environment and Biosecurity. BT - Biosensors for Health, Environment and Biosecurity SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/19432 DO - 10.5772/19432 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-11-17 ER -