Acta Chimica Slovaca (ACS) publishes papers on fundamental and applied aspects of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical technology, chemical engineering and process control, biotechnology and food technology. Welcome are also topics which include chemical aspects of materials, physical chemistry and chemical physics, analytical chemistry, macromolecular chemistry and biomedical engineering.

Biosensors — classification, characterization and new trends

Rastislav Monošík *, Miroslav Streďanský a, Ernest Šturdík

Department of Nutrition and Food Assesment, Institute of Biochemistry, Nutrition and Health Protection, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology, Radlinskeho 9, 812 37 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
a Biorealis Ltd., Dubravska cesta 9, 841 04 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

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Abstract: Biosensors represent promising analytical tools applicable in areas such as clinical diagnosis, food industry, environment monitoring and in other fields, where rapid and reliable analyses are needed. Some biosensors were successfully implemented in the commercial sphere, but majority needs to be improved in order to overcome some imperfections. This review covers the basic types, principles, constructions and use of biosensors as well as new trends used for their fabrication.

Keywords: Biosensor, Transducer, Mediator, Bioreceptor, Carbon nanotubes, Nanoparticles

Full paper in Portable Document Format: acs_0117.pdf

Acta Chimica Slovaca, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2012, pp. 109—120