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Consumer diagnostics

Consumer diagnostics

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An extensive overview of the progress in the commercialization of portable biosensors is given in the present chapter. The survey is focused on these systems and technologies that are either already incorporated in commercial products or are very close to be commercialized, being characterized with a Technology Readiness Level value of 7 or higher. Updated information is provided in the following sectors: (i) optimization and advances in conceptual approaches and operating principles, (ii) novel applications of commercial handheld/portable biosensors, and (iii) novel biomarkers that could be used as targets for emerging biosensor platforms.

Chapter Contents:

  • 15.1 Introduction
  • 15.2 Improvements in working principles/ assay concepts
  • 15.2.1 Breath analysis biosensors
  • 15.2.2 Electrochemical and bioelectrical sensors
  • 15.2.3 Optical biosensors
  • 15.2.4 DNA nanotechnology-based sensors
  • 15.2.5 Ultraminiaturized and endoscopic biosensors
  • 15.3 Recent examples of commercial biosensors
  • 15.3.1 Food safety analysis
  • 15.3.2 Glucose sensors
  • 15.3.3 Cholesterol sensors
  • 15.3.4 Wearable POC systems
  • 15.3.5 Niche consumer diagnostic POC/POT systems
  • References

Inspec keywords: reviews; consumer products; patient diagnosis; biosensors; portable instruments

Other keywords: portable biosensors; commercial handheld biosensors; consumer diagnostics; Technology Readiness Level 7; commercialization; commercial products; biomarkers

Subjects: Biosensors; Biomedical measurement and imaging; Biosensors; Reviews and tutorial papers; resource letters; Patient diagnostic methods and instrumentation; Bench and portable instruments

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