TY - CHAP A1 - Zhiwei Zhao A2 - Helong Jiang ED1 - Pier Andrea Serra Y1 - 2010-02-01 PY - 2010 T1 - Enzyme-based Electrochemical Biosensors N2 - A biosensor is defined as a detecting device that combines a transducer with a biologically sensitive and selective component. When a specific target molecule interacts with the biological component, a signal is produced, at transducer level, proportional to the concentration of the substance. Therefore biosensors can measure compounds present in the environment, chemical processes, food and human body at low cost if compared with traditional analytical techniques. Bringing together researchers from 11 different countries, this book covers a wide range of aspects and issues related to biosensor technology, such as biosensor applications in the fields of drug discovery, diagnostics and bacteria detection, optical biosensors, biotelemetry and algorithms applied to biosensing. BT - Biosensors SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/7200 DO - 10.5772/7200 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-05-28 ER -