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Advances in nano-scaled biosensors for biomedical applications

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Recently, a growing amount of attention has been focused on the utility of biosensors for biomedical applications. Combined with nanomaterials and nanostructures, nano-scaled biosensors are installed for biomedical applications, such as pathogenic bacteria monitoring, virus recognition, disease biomarker detection, among others. These nano-biosensors offer a number of advantages and in many respects are ideally suited to biomedical applications, which could be made as extremely flexible devices, allowing biomedical analysis with speediness, excellent selectivity and high sensitivity. This minireview discusses the literature published in the latest years on the advances in biomedical applications of nano-scaled biosensors for disease bio-marking and detection, especially in bio-imaging and the diagnosis of pathological cells and viruses, monitoring pathogenic bacteria, thus providing insight into the future prospects of biosensors in relevant clinical applications.

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The article was received on 04 Mar 2013, accepted on 08 May 2013 and first published on 09 May 2013

Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C3AN00438D
Analyst, 2013,138, 4427-4435

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    Advances in nano-scaled biosensors for biomedical applications

    J. Wang, G. Chen, H. Jiang, Z. Li and X. Wang, Analyst, 2013, 138, 4427
    DOI: 10.1039/C3AN00438D

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