Nanomaterials for Biosensors: Fundamentals and Applications provides a detailed summary of the main nanomaterials used in biosensing and their application. It covers recent developments in nanomaterials for the fabrication of biosensor devices for healthcare diagnostics, food freshness and bioprocessing. The various processes used for synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials are examined, along with the design and fabrication of bioelectronic devices using nanostructured materials as building blocks. Users will find the fundamentals of the main nanomaterials used in biosensing, helping them visualize a systematic and coherent picture of how nanomaterials are used in biosensors.
The book also addresses the role of bio-conjugation of nanomaterials in the construction of nano-biointerfaces for application in biosensors. Such applications, including metal nanoparticles, metal oxide nanoparticles, nanocomposites, carbon nanotubes, conducting polymers and plasmonic nanostructures in biosensing are discussed relative to each nanomaterial concerned. Finally, recent advancements in protein functionalized nanomaterials for cancer diagnostics and bio-imaging are also included.
Bansi Malhotra is Professor & Ex-Head, Department of Biotechnoloy, Delhi Technological University, where he has established a nanobioelectronics laboratory. He was formally Visiting Professor at the Centre for Nano-Bioengineering & Spintronics, Chungnam National University, South Korea, between 2009 and 2013, and is former Chief Scientist at CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, India. He currently serves as President of the Biosensors Society of India and sits on the advisory boards of numerous international journals. He has previously published three books, and contributed over 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Azahar Ali is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, USA. His main focus is looking at the design and fabrication of microfluidic biochips in order to improve biosensor efficiency. He has currently had published over 30 peer-reviewed journal papers
1. Introduction 2. Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials 3. Functionalized Carbon Nanomaterials for Bio-electronics devices 4. Bio-conjugated Metal and Semiconductor Nanoparticles for Affinity Bio-devices 5. Surface Bio-functionalization of Metal Oxides: Electrochemical Point of Care Diagnostics 6. Bio-Polymeric Nanostructures: Biosensors and Bio-Imaging 7. Nanocomposites: Enzymatic Biomoleculer Devices 8. Protein Functionalized Nanostructures: Cancer Diagnostics and Fluorescence Imaging 9. Plasmonic Nanostructures: Fiber Optic Biosensors 10. Nanostructured Biomaterials for In Vivo Biosensors 11. Nanostructured Microfluific Biochip for Bio-Assay Analysis 12. Nanomaterials for Whole Cell biosensors 13. Nanostructured Materials for DNA Biochip 14. Nanomaterials for pathogen Detection