Synopses & Reviews
This is a critical assessment of breakthrough biosensor technologies that will allow for the rapid identification of biological threat agents in the environment and human population. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of biological weapons threat, and reviews biosensor technologies including detection platforms, networked alarm-type biodetector systems, implementation strategies, electro-optical and electrochemical biosensors.
A critical assessment of state-of-the-art of emerging ("breakthrough") biosensor technologies that will allow for the rapid identification of biological threat agents in the environment and human population.
Identification of directions for future research, and to promote close working relationships between scientists from different countries and with different professional experience. The volume is devoted to a comprehensive overview of the current state of biological weapons threat; challenges confronting biodetection technologies and systems; ongoing research and development; and, future requirements. Biosensor technologies including detection platforms, networked alarm-type biodetector systems, implementation strategies, electro-optical and electrochemical biosensors.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors. Preface. Strategic Actionable Net-Centric Biological Defense System; S. Kornguth. Natural Toxins: The Past and the Present; E. Grishin. Biological Weapons Inspections- The Iraq Experience; E.B. Myhre. Integrated, Secure and Sustainable Disease Surveillance System In Uzbekistan: Aspects of Laboratory Research Networks; F.T. Adilova. Apds, A-Network-Ready, Broad Spectrum, Environmental Pathogen Detection System; F. P. Milanovich et al. Concept Design of Autonomous Biological Agent Detector System (Abads); R. Barton.et al. Role of Prototype System Demonstrations in the Development of Detection-Based Wmd Defenses; L. Brandt. Validation Testing for Biological Threat Organisms; T.L. Hadfield. Development of Bioaerosol Alarming Detector; A.v.Wuijckhuijse et al. Biodetection Using Micro-Physiometry Tools Based on Electrokinetic Phenomena; R. Pethig. Electrooptical Technique for Detection and Identification of Biological Agents; Victor Bunin. Detection of Microbial Cells with Electrooptical Analysis; O.V. Ignatov et al. Recent Advance in Electrochemical and Photochemical Transduction Strategies for Immunosensors Based on Electropolymerized Films; S. Cosnier. Technological Platforms based on Micro/Nanobiosensors as Early Warning Systems for Biological Warfare; L.M. Lechuga et al. Cata1ytic Beacons for the Detection of DNA and Telomerase Activity; Y. Xiao et al. Critical Elements of Biological Sensor Technology for Deployment in an Environmental Network System; D. Ivnitski et al. Electrochemical Immunosensor for Detection of Francisella Tularensis; P. Skladal et al. Biosensors and Nanotechnological Immunochips for the Detection and Monitoring of Chemical and Biological Agents; S. Varfolomeyev et al. Biosensors for Defense against Terrorism; M. Mascini and L. Palchetti. Biosensors and Biomimetic Sensors for the Detection of Drugs, Toxins and Biological Agents; A.P.F. Turner and S. Piletsky. Chemical Multi-Sensor Arrays for Liquids Monolithic Integration Using Microelectronic Technology; A. Bratov and C. Dominguez. Immunochemical Approaches for Rapid Detection of Biologically Active Compounds; B.B. Dzantiev et al. Multifunctional Liquid-Crystallione DNA based Biosensing Units Capable of Detecting Biologically Relevant Compounds; Yu.M. Yevdokimov. Subject Index.