Biosensors: sense and sensibility

Anthony P. F. Turner
  • Chemical Society Reviews, January 2013, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • DOI: 10.1039/c3cs35528d


What is it about?

Biosensors underpin future healthcare delivery, environmental monitoring and water and food security. They provide accessible measurement technology, which in combination with telecommunications, will deliver radically new ways to stucture our health services, personalise information and empower our citizens.

Why is it important?

This review provides a timely overview of Biosensors at a pivotal point in their fusion with telecommunication to deliver mobile solutions for digital healtcare, food safety and environmental monitoring. In particular, it highlights the fully-printed device that can provide plastic or paper-based instruments that can be worn, implanted or simply used and thrown away. This fusion of technologies could precipitate a completely new way of structuring medical and scientific services in society.

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