TY - CHAP A1 - Swati Jain A2 - Sruti Chattopadhyay A3 - Richa Jackeray A4 - Zainul Abid A5 - Harpal Singh ED1 - Norman H. L. Chiu ED2 - Theodore K. Christopoulos Y1 - 2012-03-23 PY - 2012 T1 - Polyacrylonitrile Fiber as Matrix for Immunodiagnostics N2 - From the basic in vitro study of a specific biomolecule to the diagnosis or prognosis of a specific disease, one of the most widely used technology is immunoassays. By using a specific antibody to recognize the biomolecule of interest, relatively high specificity can be achieved by immunoassays, such that complex biofluids (e.g. serum, urine, etc.) can be analyzed directly. In addition to the binding specificity, the other key features of immunoassays include relatively high sensitivity for the detection of antibody-antigen complexes, and a wide dynamic range for quantitation. Over the past decade, the development and applications of immunoassays have continued to grow exponentially. This book focuses on some of the latest technologies for the development of new immunoassays. BT - Advances in Immunoassay Technology SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/38026 DO - 10.5772/38026 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-11-27 ER -