Biosensors

Exploiting the specificity of nature for analytical purposes

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Detectors that are based on biomolecules become increasingly important. This is underlined by the best-known and most profitable biosensor example: the glucose meter. Lesser-known, but highly helpful and popular is the use of biosensors in biological laboratories. Especially life science researchers value the specific, sensitive and quick detection process that led to the development of innumerable applications that are often microplate-based.


What are Biosensors?

A biosensor is defined as an analytical device that combines a biological component with a physicochemical detector. They are used to detect chemical or biochemical compounds. In order to better understand what the practical use of this abstract definition is, the first paragraph will introduce the components of biosensors.

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