Immunosensors for diagnostic applications

Helder Joaquim Cruz, Carla C. Rosa, Abel G. Oliva

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Immunosensors can play an important role in the improvement of veterinary diagnostics in areas such as the diagnosis of diseases, drug detection and food quality control, by providing applications with rapid detection, high sensitivity and specificity. Associated with advances in biochemistry, biotechnology, electronics and microfabrication, new transduction devices that translate a biological interaction into an electrical signal have been developed. An overview of the current immunoassay techniques used in standard diagnosis is presented. This includes a brief description of the different immunosensor transducer principles and some examples of present and future developments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S4-S7
Number of pages4
JournalParasitology Research
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2002


  • genetic procedures
  • immunoassay
  • biochemistry
  • biotechnology
  • conference paper
  • diagnostic procedure
  • drug determination
  • electronics
  • food quality
  • immunosensor
  • priority journal
  • quality control
  • sensitivity and specificity
  • signal processing
  • standard
  • veterinary medicine
  • animal
  • animal disease


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