Biosensors--Sense and Sensitivity

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Science  17 Nov 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5495, pp. 1315-1317
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5495.1315

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Biosensors are a cunning combination of biological molecules and microelectronics that can be used to measure blood glucose levels, pollutants in the environment or food-borne pathogens in the food supply. In a comprehensive TechView, Anthony Turner takes us on a tour of historical developments and the latest innovations in biosensor research.