See also: Biosensor
biosensor (plural biosensors)
- (biochemistry) Any device that detects, records or transmits physiological data, especially data concerning the presence of chemical compounds (analytes)
2005, Cecil Leeburn Wilson et al., chapter 5, in Comprehensive analytical chemistry, ISBN 0444507159, page 216:
- Since the early 1980s, considerable research effort has been devoted to the development of fiber optic (FO) biosensors because of their potential sensitivity, detection speed, and adaptability to a wide variety of assay conditions.
- (biochemistry) A device that uses biological material (e.g. microorganisms, oligonucleotides, enzymes, antibodies) to detect other biological molecules or chemicals.