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Biosensors

An annotated selection of World Wide Web sites relevant to the topics in environmental microbiology

Authors

  • Lawrence P. Wackett

    1. McKnight Professor and Head
      Microbial Biochemistry and Biotechnology
      Department of Biochemistry
      Molecular Biology and Biophysics
      University of Minnesota
      St Paul, MN 55108, USA
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Biosensors for analytical modeling

http://www.epa.gov/heasd/edrb/biochem/intro.htm

This website of the Environmental Protection Agency provides a good general introduction and review of biosensors. The emphasis is on biosensors for environmental monitoring.

Biosensors and other medical and environmental probes

http://www.ornl.gov/info/ornlreview/rev29_3/text/biosens.htm

These web pages provide a history and overview of biosensors.

Biosensors congress

http://www.biosensors-congress.elsevier.com/

This conference website provides a searchable and topic-organized set of abstracts and papers on various aspects of current biosensors research.

Biosensors and Bioelecronics

http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/405913/description#description

This is the website for a major scientific journal dealing with biosensors and bioelectronics. There are added features such as links to ‘newsroom,’‘job search,’ and other fields of interest.

Center for bioelectronics, biosensors and biochips

http://www.clemson.edu/c3b/projects.html

This site describes research being conducted at the Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips at Clemson University.

What are biosensors?

http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/biology/enztech/biosensors.html

This website provides excellent fundamental information on what constitutes a biosensor, their types and applications.

Whole cell recombinant bacterial sensors

http://www.kbfi.ee/ecotox/index_files/Biosensors.html

This website provides information on biosensors and various bioassays.

Microbial biosensors

http://www.engr.ucr.edu/~wilfred/microbial%20sensor%2006.pdf

This is a link to a broad-based review on microbial and microbial enzymatic biosensors.

Biosensors for environmental modeling factsheet

http://www.epa.gov/esd/factsheets/bem.pdf

Environmental chemical monitoring can be expensive. This site describes research for developing cheaper, and easier to use, biosensor methods for environmental monitoring purposes.

Immobilized enzyme biosensor

http://www.ysilifesciences.com/Extranet/BTKL.nsf/4d870a40e445b27585256a55004853fe/0f7ccb69a6ee82cf852569e70047cd17!OpenDocument

This commercial website illustrates how a biosensor is constructed. There is also information on specific sensors designed to analyze for specific biologically-relevant molecules.

Biosensor for middle chain alkanes

http://www.fao.org/agris/search/display.do;jsessionid=B03D7502040B8266D718635C8085343D?f=./1998/v2408/US1997063087.xml;US1997063087

This abstract describes a method for detecting medium chain-length alkanes via a sensor that emits light in the presence of the analyte.

Lesson on biosensors

http://dspace.mit.edu/html/1721.1/36892/BE-462JSpring-2003/NR/rdonlyres/Biological-Engineering-Division/BE-462JMolecular-Principles-of-BiomaterialsSpring2003/4C300840-E44C-4FE7-AB5B-FB967BC8AFD9/0/BE462lect18.pdf

This site contains class notes for a University class on biosensor technology.

Assessment of research on biosensing

http://www.wtec.org/biosensing/

This website reports the findings of a panel charged with gathering and disseminating information on the current status of biosensor research and development.

Biosensing

http://www.wpiinc.com/products/biosensing

This commercial website contains useful information on many different biosensor applications. The site contains useful illustrations and descriptions of different applications.

Institute of bio-sensing technology

http://science.uwe.ac.uk/biosensingtech/

The Institute for Bio-sensing Technology endeavors to promote academic/industrial partnerships for developing new technology for detection and measurement of biological systems.

In search of a biosensing biocide

http://pubs.acs.org/cen/news/8240/8240notw2.html

This web article describes a self-assembling nanotubule material that will detect bacteria and also act as a biocide.

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