New type of biosensor is fast, super-sensitive

New type of biosensor is fast, super-sensitive – A whole new class of biosensor that can detect exceptionally small traces of contaminants in liquids in just 40 minutes has been developed by a UNSW-led team of researchers. Known as a biochemiresistor, it meets a long-standing challenge to create a sensor that is not only super-sensitive to the presence of chemical compounds but responds quickly. It has countless potential uses for detecting drugs, toxins and pesticides for biomedical or environmental analysis. Reference: J. Gooding et al, Angewandte Chemie 25 MAY 2012 DOI: 10.1002/anie.201202350

New type of biosensor is fast, super-sensitive – A whole new class of biosensor that can detect exceptionally small traces of contaminants in liquids in just 40 minutes has been developed by a UNSW-led team of researchers. Known as a biochemiresistor, it meets a long-standing challenge to create a sensor that is not only super-sensitive to the presence of chemical compounds but responds quickly. It has countless potential uses for detecting drugs, toxins and pesticides for biomedical or environmental analysis. Reference: J. Gooding et al, Angewandte Chemie 25 MAY 2012 DOI: 10.1002/anie.201202350