Portable Biosensors and Point-of-Care Systems

Cloth: 978 1 84919 962 9 / $200.00
Published: March 2017  

Publisher: The Institution of Engineering and Technology
384 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/5"
Portable Biosensors and Point-of-Care Systems describes the principles, design and applications of a new generation of analytical and diagnostic biomedical devices, characterized by their very small size, ease of use, multi-analytical capabilities and speed to provide handheld and mobile point-of-care (POC) diagnostics.

The book is divided in four parts. Part I is an in-depth analysis of the various technologies upon which portable diagnostic devices and biosensors are built. In Part II, advances in the design and optimization of special components of biosensor systems and handheld devices are presented. In Part III, a wide scope of applications of portable biosensors and handheld POC devices is described, ranging from the support of primary healthcare to food and environmental safety screening. Diverse topics are covered, including counterterrorism, travel medicine and drug development. Finally, Part IV of the book is dedicated to the presentation of commercially available products including a review of the products of point-of-care in-vitro-diagnostics companies, a review of technologies which have achieved a high Technology Readiness Level, and a special market case study of POC infusion systems combined with intelligent patient monitoring.

Topics covered include:

* The history, development, latest research and applications of portable biosensors
* Includes international experts to provide a variety of perspectives
* In-depth review of this fascinating field convergence of several scientific and technological disciplines – from nanotechnology to life sciences.

Table of Contents:
Preface- Spyros Kintzios
Part I- Background science and technology
Chapter 1- Portable optical detectors for point of care diagnostics- Reuven Rasooly, Hugh Alan Bruck, Joshua Balsam, Avraham Rasooly
Chapter 2- Paper-based diagnostic devices- Spencer A. Schultz, Isabelle C. Noxon, Tyler A. Sisley, Andres W. Martinez
Chapter 3- Advanced lateral flow technology for point of care and field based applications- Brendan O’ Farrell
Chapter 4- POC electrochemical sensors for antibody detection- Robert L. Rubin, Konstantin N. Konstantinov
Chapter 5- Portable magnetoelastic biosensors- Howard C. Wilke III, Bryan A. Chin
Chapter 6- Portable and handheld cell-based biosensors- Spyridon E. Kintzios
Part II- Sub-component design and optimization
Chapter 7- Novel nanocomposite materials for miniaturized biosensor fabrication- G. Roussos, N. Chaniotakis
Chapter 8- Monolithically integrated optoelectronic biosensors for point-of-need applications- Panagiota Petrou, Eleni Makarona, Ioannis Raptis, Konstantinos Misiakos, Sotirios Kakabakos
Chapter 9- Time-series processing for portable biosensors and mobile platforms for automated pattern recognition- C. P, Yialouris, K. P. Ferentinos
Part III- Applications
Chapter 10- Nanosensors in food safety- Preetam Sarkar, Shubham Subrot Panigrahi, Emily Roy, Pratik Banerjee
Chapter 11- POC in biowarfare detection and defence applications: an update- Petr Skladal
Chapter 12- POC in travel, marine and airport security monitoring- M. Drancourt
Chapter 13- Biosensor applications in veterinary science- Georgia Moschopoulou
Part IV- Commercialization
Chapter 14- Commercialised Point of Care technologies- G. P. Kanakaris, C. Sotiropoulos, L. G, Alexopoulos
Chapter 15- Consumer Diagnositics- Spyridon E. Kintzios
Chapter 16- A market case report: Point of Care Infusion Management and Intelligent Patient Monitoring- Alexandre Tsoukalis