Microbial cells and biosensing: A dual approach - exploiting antibodies and microbial cells as analytical/power systems.

Sushrut Arora, Gabriele Pastorella, Barry Byrne, Enrico Marsili, Richard O'Kennedy

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Abstract

The primary focus of this review is the discussion of how biosensor-based platforms can be used in conjunction with microbial cells for monitoring, environmental and industrial applications. Two approaches will be comprehensively discussed. The first of these will examine how immunosensors can be used for the sensitive and selective detection of bacterial pathogens in a range of diverse and complex sample matrices. Secondly, we discuss the implementation of free and immobilised microbial cells for facilitating the analysis of chemicals and metabolites in cost-effective devices that, in turn, are directly applicable to environmental monitoring. Further examples, relating to the uses and advantages of microbial fuel cells are also discussed, with particular emphasis on recent and innovative developments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReviews in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
PublisherBentham Science Publishers
Pages63-75
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781608055777
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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