Nanobiosensors for Biomolecular Targeting

Nanobiosensors for Biomolecular Targeting
Author: Subash C.B. Gopinath,Thangavel Lakshmipriya
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-10-26
ISBN 10: 0128139013
ISBN 13: 9780128139011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanobiosensors for Biomolecular Targeting Book Review:

Nanobiosensors for Bio-molecular Targeting presents the latest analytical methods for the detection of different substances in the range of small molecules to whole cells, exploring the advantages and disadvantages of each method. Biosensors combine the component of biological origin and physicochemical detector to show the presence of analytes in a given sample. The use of bionanotechnology has led to a significant advancement in the progression of nanobiosensors and has been effectively used for biomedical diagnosis. Explains the detection techniques used by nanosensors, exploring the strengths and weaknesses of each for the detection of disease Shows how biosensors are used to detect various types of biomolecules Demonstrates how the use of nanomaterials makes biosensors both cheaper and more efficient

Nanobiosensors

Nanobiosensors
Author: Alexandru Grumezescu
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 926
Release: 2016-12-20
ISBN 10: 0128043725
ISBN 13: 9780128043721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanobiosensors Book Review:

Nanobiosensors: Nanotechnology in the Agri-Food Industry, Volume 8, provides the latest information on the increasing demand for robust, rapid, inexpensive, and safe alternative technologies that monitor, test, and detect harmful or potentially dangerous foods. Due to their high sensitivity and selectivity, nanobiosensors have attracted attention for their use in monitoring not only biological contaminants in food, but also potential chemical and physical hazards. This book offers a broad overview regarding the current progress made in the field of nanosensors, including cutting-edge technological progress and the impact of these devices on the food industry. Special attention is given to the detection of microbial contaminants and harmful metabolotes, such as toxins and hormones, which have a great impact on both humans and animal health and feed. Includes the most up-to-date information on nanoparticles based biosensors and quantum dots for biological detection Provides application methods and techniques for research analysis for bacteriological detection and food testing Presents studies using analytical tools to improve food safety and quality analysis

Nanobiosensors

Nanobiosensors
Author: Aiguo Wu,Waheed S. Khan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN 10: 3527345108
ISBN 13: 9783527345106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanobiosensors Book Review:

Containing cutting edge research on the hot topic of nanobiosensor, this book will become highly read Biosensor research has recently re-emerged as most vibrant area in recent years particularly after the advent of novel nanomaterials of multidimensional features and compositions. Nanomaterials of different types and striking properties have played a positive role in giving the boost and accelerated pace to biosensors development technology. Nanobiosensors - From Design to Applications covers several aspects of biosensors beginning from the basic concepts to advanced level research. It will help to bridge the gap between various aspects of biosensors development technology and applications. It covers biosensors related material in broad spectrum such as basic concepts, biosensors & their classification, biomarkers & their role in biosensors, nanostructures-based biosensors, applications of biosensors in human diseases, drug detection, toxins, and smart phone based biosensors. Nanobiosensors - From Design to Applications will prove a source of inspiration for research on biosensors, their local level development and consequently using for practical application in different industries such as food, biomedical diagnosis, pharmaceutics, agriculture, drug discovery, forensics, etc. * Discusses the latest technology and advances in the field of nanobiosensors and their applications in human diseases, drug detection, toxins * Offers a broad and comprehensive view of cutting-edge research on advanced materials such as carbon materials, nitride based nanomaterials, metal and metal oxide based nanomaterials for the fast-developing nanobiosensors research * Goes to a wide scientific and industry audience Nanobiosensors - From Design to Applications is a resource for polymer chemists, spectroscopists, materials scientists, physical chemists, surface chemists, and surface physicists.

Technical Proceedings of the 2007 Cleantech Conference and Trade Show

Technical Proceedings of the 2007 Cleantech Conference and Trade Show
Author: NanoScience & Technology Inst
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2019-08-22
ISBN 10: 1498721834
ISBN 13: 9781498721837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technical Proceedings of the 2007 Cleantech Conference and Trade Show Book Review:

The Cleantech conference, which runs parallel with NSTI's Nanotech, is designed to promote advancements in traditional technologies, emerging technologies, and clean business practices, covering important developments in renewable energy, clean technologies, business and policy, bio-energy, and novel technologies, as well as environme

Nanomaterials for Medical Applications

Nanomaterials for Medical Applications
Author: Zoraida Aguilar
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 461
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0123850894
ISBN 13: 9780123850898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanomaterials for Medical Applications Book Review:

This title covers recent advances in a variety of biomedical applications of nanostructured materials, as the field evolves from prototype device to real-world application. It presents the main types of nanomaterial used in medical application today: semiconductor nanomaterials, Magnetic nanomaterials, metal nanoparticles, Carbon nanomaterials, Hydrogel nanocomposites, Liposomes, Dendrimers, Polymer nanocomposites, and Biodegradable polymers. Structurally the work is demarcated into the six most popular areas of research: (1) biocompatibility of nanomaterials with living organisms in their various manifestations (2) nanobiosensors for clinical diagnostics, detecting biomolecules which are useful in the clinical diagnosis of genetic, metabolically acquired, induced or infectious disease (3) targeted drug delivery for nanomaterials in their various modifications (4) nanomedical devices and structures which are used in the development of implantable medical devices and structures such as nanorobots (5) nanopharmacology, as novel nanoparticles are increasingly engineered to diagnose conditions and recognize pathogens, identify ideal pharmaceutical agents to treat the condition or pathogens,fuel high-yield production of matched pharmaceuticals (potentially in vivo), locate, attach or enter target tissue, structures or pathogens; and dispense the ideal mass of matched biological compound to the target regions (6) nanotoxicology and remediation, which focuses on finished and on-going various toxicity evaluations on various nanomaterials that are used and currently being developed for medical applications Discusses the most important biomedical applications and devices of nanomaterials: drug delivery, medical imaging, gene therapy, nanorobots, biosensors and diagnostics Focuses on current commercialized techniques and applications, ensuring the work is entirely relevant to a rapidly evolving field Reviews the most recent studies on nanomaterial toxicity, thereby responding to the widescale private, policy and public interest in nanoscience

Advances in Nanosensors for Biological and Environmental Analysis

Advances in Nanosensors for Biological and Environmental Analysis
Author: Akash Deep,Sandeep Kumar
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-06-14
ISBN 10: 0128174579
ISBN 13: 9780128174579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Nanosensors for Biological and Environmental Analysis Book Review:

Advances in Nanosensors for Biological and Environmental Analysis presents the current state-of-art in nanosensors for biological and environmental analysis, also covering commercial aspects. Broadly, the book provides detailed information on the emergence of different types of nanomaterials as transduction platforms used in the development of nanosensors. These include carbon nanotubes, graphene, 2-D transition metal dichalcogenides, conducting polymers and metal organic frameworks. Additional topics include sections on the way nanosensors have inspired new product development in various types of biological and environmental applications that are currently available and on the horizon. Features detailed information on various types of biological and environmental nanosensors Gives particular attention to the different categories of advanced functional interfaces, processes for their development, and application areas Includes the current state-of-the-art in terms of commercial aspects

Nanobiosensors and Nanobioanalyses

Nanobiosensors and Nanobioanalyses
Author: Mun'delanji C. Vestergaard,Kagan Kerman,I-Ming Hsing,Eiichi Tamiya
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2015-03-18
ISBN 10: 4431551905
ISBN 13: 9784431551904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanobiosensors and Nanobioanalyses Book Review:

This book provides a comprehensive review of established, cutting-edge, and future trends in the exponentially growing field of nanomaterials and their applications in biosensors and bioanalyses. Part I focuses on the key principles and transduction approaches, reviewing the timeline featuring the important historical milestones in the development and application of nanomaterials in biosensors and bioanalyses. Part II reviews various architectures used in nanobiosensing designs focusing on nanowires, one- and two-dimensional nanostructures, and plasmonic nanobiosensors with interferometric reflectance imaging. Commonly used nanomaterials, functionalization of the nanomaterials, and development of nanobioelectronics are discussed in detail in Part III with examples from screen-printed electrodes, nanocarbon films, and semiconductor quantum dots. Part IV reviews the current applications of carbon nanotubes, nanoneedles, plasmonic sensors, electrochemical scanning microscopes, and field-effect transistors with the future outlook for emerging technologies. Attention is also given to potential challenges, in particular, of taking these technologies at the point-of-need. The book concludes by providing a condensed summary of the contents, with emphasis on future directions. Nanomaterials have become an essential part of biosensors and bioanalyses in the detection and monitoring of medical, pharmaceutical, and environmental conditions, from cancer to chemical warfare agents. This book, with its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, will be an essential guide for all those involved in the research, design, development, and application of nanomaterials in biosensors and bioanalyses.

Nanobiosensors for Personalized and Onsite Biomedical Diagnosis

Nanobiosensors for Personalized and Onsite Biomedical Diagnosis
Author: Pranjal Chandra,Ester Segal
Publsiher: IET
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2016-07
ISBN 10: 1849199507
ISBN 13: 9781849199506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanobiosensors for Personalized and Onsite Biomedical Diagnosis Book Review:

The critical goal of nanobiosensors is to detect any biochemical and/or biophysical signal related to a specific disease at the level of a single or few molecules. Nanobiosensors have been successful for in vitro as well as in vivo detection of several biomolecules. It is expected that this technology will revolutionize point-of-care and personalized diagnostics, and will be extremely applicable for early disease detection. This book starts with a brief introduction of the biosensors and then focuses mainly on the emerging nanobiosensor technologies which are geared towards onsite clinical applications and those which can be used as a personalized diagnostic device. Written by an international team of researchers who are actively developing these technologies, Nanobiosensors for Personalized and Onsite Biomedical Diagnosis covers the latest advances in the field of biosensors and biosensing applications. This important book includes an assessment of some current and emerging technologies for detecting protein biomarkers and other potential cancer biomarkers and is essential reading for researchers and graduate students in the field. Medics including radiologists and clinicians will also find it invaluable.

Cleantech 2007

Cleantech 2007
Author: Matthew F. Laudon,Bartlomiej F. Romanowicz
Publsiher: CRC PressI Llc
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X030257177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cleantech 2007 Book Review:

The Cleantech conference, which runs parallel with NSTI's Nanotech, is designed to promote advancements in traditional technologies, emerging technologies, and clean business practices, covering important developments in renewable energy, clean technologies, business and policy, bio-energy, and novel technologies, as well as environmental and clean and green advancements. Collected into its own volume for the first time, the papers from Cleantech 2007 cut across every scientific and engineering discipline to address those issues relevant to maintaining and improving the sustainability of our planet.

Nanosensors for Smart Cities

Nanosensors for Smart Cities
Author: Baoguo Han,Vijay Tomer,Tuan Anh Nguyen,Ali Farmani,Pradeep Kumar Singh
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 962
Release: 2020-02-13
ISBN 10: 0128199237
ISBN 13: 9780128199237
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanosensors for Smart Cities Book Review:

Nanosensors for Smart Cities covers the fundamental design concepts and emerging applications of nanosensors for the creation of smart city infrastructures. Examples of major applications include logistics management, where nanosensors could be used in active transport tracking devices for smart tracking and tracing, and in agri-food productions, where nanosensors are used in nanochips for identity, and food inspection, and smart storage. This book is essential reading for researchers working in the field of advanced sensors technology, smart city technology and nanotechnology, and stakeholders involved in city management. Nanomaterials based sensors (nanosensors) can offer many advantages over their microcounterparts, including lower power consumption, high sensitivity, lower concentration of analytes, and smaller interaction distance between object and sensor. With the support of artificial intelligence (AI) tools, such as fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, neural networks, and ambient-intelligence, sensor systems are becoming smarter. Provides information on the fabrication and fundamental design concepts of nanosensors for intelligent systems Explores how nanosensors are being used to better monitor and maintain infrastructure services, including street lighting, traffic management and pollution control Assesses the challenges for creating nanomaterials-enhanced sensors for mass-market consumer products

Nanomedicine

Nanomedicine
Author: Vijay K. Varadan,LinFeng Chen,Jining Xie
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2008-11-20
ISBN 10: 9780470715628
ISBN 13: 0470715626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanomedicine Book Review:

Recent advances in nanomedicine offer ground-breaking methods for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of some fatal diseases. Amongst the most promising nanomaterials being developed are magnetic nanomaterials, including magnetic nanoparticles and magnetic nanosensors. Some nanomagnetic medical applications are already commercially available with more set to be released over the coming years. Nanomedicine, Design and Applications of Magnetic Nanomaterials, Nanosensors and Nanosystems presents a comprehensive overview of the biomedical applications of various types of functional magnetic materials. The book provides an introduction to magnetic nanomaterials before systematically discussing the individual materials, their physical and chemical principles, fabrication techniques and biomedical applications. This methodical approach allows this book to be used both as a textbook for beginners to the subject and as a convenient reference for professionals in the field. Discusses magnetic nanoparticles including nanowires, nanotubes, zero-dimensional nanosperes and naturally existing magnetosomes. Examines intrinsically smart magnetic materials and describes their part in the development of biomedical sensors and biochips, which are often used in biomedical tests. Integrates the research efforts of different disciplines – from materials sciences to biology and electrical engineering to medicine – in order to provide a unified and authoritative guide to a richly interdisciplinary field. This volume is of great appeal to students and researchers in the fields of electrical and electronic engineering, biomedical engineering, nanotechnology, materials science, physics, medicine and biology. It is also of interest to practising engineers, materials scientists, chemists and research medical doctors involved in the development of magnetic materials and structures for biomedical applications.

Cellular and Biomolecular Recognition

Cellular and Biomolecular Recognition
Author: Raz Jelinek
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-07-10
ISBN 10: 3527627022
ISBN 13: 9783527627028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cellular and Biomolecular Recognition Book Review:

With its exploration of the scientific and technological characteristics of systems exploiting molecular recognition between synthetic materials, such as polymers and nanoparticles, and biological entities, this is a truly multidisciplinary book bridging chemistry, life sciences, pharmacology and medicine. The authors introduce innovative biomimetic chemical assemblies which constitute platforms for recruitment of cellular components or biological molecules, while also focusing on physical, chemical, and biological aspects of biomolecular recognition. The diverse applications covered include biosensors, cell adhesion, synthetic receptors, cell patterning, bioactive nanoparticles, and drug design.

Biomedical Nanosensors

Biomedical Nanosensors
Author: Joseph M. Irudayaraj
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2012-11-21
ISBN 10: 9814303046
ISBN 13: 9789814303040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomedical Nanosensors Book Review:

This book draws together recent data on both cytoplasmic and flagellar dyneins and the proteins they interact with, to give the reader a clear picture of what is currently known about the structure and mechanics of these remarkable macro-molecular machines. Each chapter is written by active researchers, with a focus on currently used biophysical, biochemical, and cell biological methods. In addition to comprehensive coverage of structural information gained by electron microscopy, electron cryo-tomography, X-ray crystallography, and nuclear magnetic resonance, this book provides detailed descriptions of mechanistic experiments by single-molecule nanometry.

Advanced Biosensors for Health Care Applications

Advanced Biosensors for Health Care Applications
Author: Dr. Inamuddin,Raju Khan,Ali Mohammad,Abdullah M. Asiri
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-06-15
ISBN 10: 0128165227
ISBN 13: 9780128165225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Biosensors for Health Care Applications Book Review:

Advanced Biosensors for Health Care Applications highlights the different types of prognostic and diagnostic biomarkers associated with cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, brain and retinal diseases, cardiovascular diseases, bacterial infections, as well as various types of electrochemical biosensor techniques used for early detection of the potential biomarkers of these diseases. Many advanced nanomaterials have attracted intense interests with their unique optical and electrical properties, high stability, and good biocompatibility. Based on these properties, advanced nanoparticles have been used as biomolecular carriers, signal producers, and signal amplifiers in biosensor design. Recent studies reported that there are several diagnostic methods available, but the major issue is the sensitivity and selectivity of these approaches. This book outlines the need of novel strategies for developing new systems to retrieve health information of patients in real time. It explores the potential of nano-multidisciplinary science in the design and development of smart sensing technology using micro-nanoelectrodes, novel sensing materials, integration with MEMS, miniaturized transduction systems, novel sensing strategy, that is, FET, CMOS, System-on-a-Chip (SoC), Diagnostic-on-a-Chip (DoC), and Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC), for diagnostics and personalized health-care monitoring. It is a useful handbook for specialists in biotechnology and biochemical engineering. Describes advanced nanomaterials for biosensor applications Relates the properties of available nanomaterials to specific biomarkers applications Includes diagnosis and electrochemical studies based on biosensors Explores the potential of nano-multidisciplinary science to design and develop smart sensing technologies Describes novel strategies for developing a new class of assay systems to retrieve the desired health information

Novel Approaches of Nanotechnology in Food

Novel Approaches of Nanotechnology in Food
Author: Alexandru Grumezescu
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 772
Release: 2016-05-13
ISBN 10: 0128043792
ISBN 13: 9780128043790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Approaches of Nanotechnology in Food Book Review:

Novel Approaches of Nanotechnology in Food, a volume in the Nanotechnology in the Agri-Food Industry series, represents a summary of the most recent advances made in the field of nanostructured materials that have significant impact on the agri-food industry. Because the current food market needs innovation, nanotechnology coupled with novel interdisciplinary approaches and processing methods has enabled important advances that have the potential to revolutionize agri-food sector. Nanotechnology can serve to resolve challenges faced by the food and bioprocessing industries for developing and implementing systems that can produce qualitative and quantitative foods that are safe, sustainable, and ecofriendly. This book is a valuable resource for scientists, researchers, and engineers in food science and biotechnology fields, as well as students who want information on cutting-edge technologies. Provides worldwide research applications of nanomaterials and nanotechnology useful in food research Presents analytical methods for enzyme immobilization onto magnetic nanoparticles Includes strategies of behavior and structure function to increase application enhancement and control Discusses nanomaterial regulations and for consumer protection awareness

Biosensors

Biosensors
Author: Toonika Rinken
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2015-09-24
ISBN 10: 9535121731
ISBN 13: 9789535121732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biosensors Book Review:

Nowadays, the implementation of novel technological platforms in biosensor-based developments is primarily directed to the miniaturization of analytical systems and lowering the limits of detection. Rapid scientific and technological progress enables the application of biosensors for the online detection of minute concentrations of different chemical compounds in a wide selection of matrixes and monitoring extremely low levels of biomarkers even in living organisms and individual cells. This book, including 16 chapters, characterizes the present state of the art and prospective options for micro and nanoscale activities in biosensors construction and applications.

Chemical, Gas, and Biosensors for Internet of Things and Related Applications

Chemical, Gas, and Biosensors for Internet of Things and Related Applications
Author: Kohji Mitsubayashi,Osamu Niwa,Yuko Ueno
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2019-06-14
ISBN 10: 0128154101
ISBN 13: 9780128154106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical, Gas, and Biosensors for Internet of Things and Related Applications Book Review:

Chemical, Gas, and Biosensors for the Internet of Things and Related Applications brings together the fields of sensors and analytical chemistry, devices and machines, and network and information technology. This thorough resource enables researchers to effectively collaborate to advance this rapidly expanding, interdisciplinary area of study. As innovative developments in the Internet of Things (IoT) continue to open new possibilities for quality of life improvement, sensor technology must keep pace, Drs. Mitsubayashi, Niwa and Ueno have brought together the top minds in their respective fields to provide the latest information on the numerous uses of this technology. Topics covered include life-assist systems, network monitoring with portable environmental sensors, wireless livestock health monitoring, point-of-care health monitoring, organic electronics and bio-batteries, and more. Describes the latest advances and underlying principles of sensors used in biomedicine, healthcare, biotechnology, nanotechnology and food and environment safety Focuses on sensors’ methods of data communication, logging and analysis for IoT applications Explains the specific requirements of sensor design and performance improvement, helping researchers enhance sensitivity, selectivity, stability, reproducibility and response time

Handbook of Biosensors and Electronic Noses

Handbook of Biosensors and Electronic Noses
Author: Erika Kress-Rogers
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 720
Release: 1996-10-24
ISBN 10: 9780849389054
ISBN 13: 0849389054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Biosensors and Electronic Noses Book Review:

In developing the electronic nose and biosensor devices, researchers not only copy biochemical pathways, but also use nature's approach to signal interpretation as a blueprint for man-made sensing systems. Commercial biosensors have demonstrated their benefits and practical applications, providing high sensitivity and selectivity, combined with a significant reduction in sample preparation assay time and the use of expensive reagents. The Handbook of Biosensors and Electronic Noses discusses design and optimization for the multitude of practical uses of these devices including:

Plant Nanobionics

Plant Nanobionics
Author: Ram Prasad
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN 10: 3030124967
ISBN 13: 9783030124960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Nanobionics Book Review:

An improved understanding of the interactions between nanoparticles and plant retorts, including their uptake, localization, and activity, could revolutionize crop production through increased disease resistance, nutrient utilization, and crop yield. This may further impact other agricultural and industrial processes that are based on plant crops. This two-volume book analyses the key processes involved in the nanoparticle delivery to plants and details the interactions between plants and nanomaterials. Potential plant nanotechnology applications for enhanced nutrient uptake, increased crop productivity and plant disease management are evaluated with careful consideration regarding safe use, social acceptance and ecological impact of these technologies. Plant Nanobionics: Volume 1, Advances in the Understanding of Nanomaterials Research and Applications begins the discussion of nanotechnology applications in plants with the characterization and nanosynthesis of various microbes and covers the mechanisms and etiology of nanostructure function in microbial cells. It focuses on the potential alteration of plant production systems through the controlled release of agrochemicals and targeted delivery of biomolecules. Industrial and medical applications are included. Volume 2 continues this discussion with a focus on biosynthesis and toxicity.

Biosensors Nanotechnology

Biosensors Nanotechnology
Author: Ashutosh Tiwari,Anthony P. F. Turner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2014-06-26
ISBN 10: 1118773810
ISBN 13: 9781118773819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biosensors Nanotechnology Book Review:

This book provides detailed reviews of a range of nanostructures used in the construction of biosensors as well as the applications of these biosensor nanotechnologies in the biological, chemical, and environmental monitoring fields Biological sensing is a fundamental tool for understanding living systems, but also finds practical application in medicine, drug discovery, process control, food safety, environmental monitoring, defense, and personal security. Moreover, a deeper understanding of the bio/electronic interface leads us towards new horizons in areas such as bionics, power generation, and computing. Advances in telecommunications, expert systems, and distributed diagnostics prompt us to question the current ways we deliver healthcare, while robust industrial sensors enable new paradigms in R&D and production. Despite these advances, there is a glaring absence of suitably robust and convenient sensors for body chemistries. This book examines some of the emerging technologies that are fueling scientific discovery and underpinning new products to enhance the length and quality of our lives. The 14 chapters written by leading experts cover such topics as: ZnO and graphene microelectrode applications in biosensing Assembly of polymers/metal nanoparticles Gold nanoparticle-based electrochemical biosensors Impedimetric DNA sensing employing nanomaterials Graphene and carbon nanotube-based biosensors Computational nanochemistry study of the BFPF green fluorescent protein chromophore Biosynthesis of metal nanoparticles Bioconjugated-nanoporous gold films in electrochemical biosensors The combination of molecular imprinting and nanotechnology Principles and properties of multiferroics and ceramics