Potentiometric and Nanogravimetric Biosensors for Drug Screening and Pollutants Detection
Manuela Adami1, M. Sartore1 and Claudio Nicolini2
1Technobiochip, Via della Marina, 57030 Marciano (LI), Italy
2 Institute of Biophysics, University of Genova, Via Giotto, 2, 16153 Genova, Italy
Received May 24, 1996
Accepted August 14, 1996
biosensors, drug screening, pollutants detection, potentiometric and nanogravimetric transducing mechanisms
Recent advances in the field of biosensors are presented along with a few significant examples of their applications in the fields of health and environmental monitoring. In particular this paper focuses on two distinct biosensing systems based on potentiometric and gravimetric tranducers, These biosystems are here exemplifield in monitoring the effects of drugs on living cells and the kinetic monitoring of binding in the antigens-antibodies immunoreactions. The results demonstrate the significance and potential importance of these biosensors.