TY - CHAP A1 - Jun Zhang A2 - Changyan Li A3 - Wenzhi Zhao A4 - Baocang Liu A5 - Yunxia Liu A6 - Gaole Aletan ED1 - Pier Andrea Serra Y1 - 2011-07-27 PY - 2011 T1 - Biosensing Based on Luminescent Semiconductor Quantum Dots and Rare Earth Up-Conversion Nanoparticles 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 12 different countries. The book consists of 20 chapters written by 69 authors and divided in three sections: Biosensors Technology and Materials, Biosensors for Health and Biosensors for Environment and Biosecurity. BT - New Perspectives in Biosensors Technology and Applications SP - Ch. 6 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/17784 DO - 10.5772/17784 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-10-24 ER -