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Optical biosensors for probing at the cellular level: A review of recent progress and future prospects

Velasco-Garcia, M. N. (2009). Optical biosensors for probing at the cellular level: A review of recent progress and future prospects. Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology, 20(1) pp. 27–33.

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New approaches are required to understand the complex processes taking place in the smallest unit of life. Recent years have seen an increasing activity in the use of optical devices and techniques for the investigation of the properties of single cells and also populations of cells including cell to cell communication. This article reviews relevant optical technologies to date as well as new advances in biosensor development, and goes on to explore reported applications in detection of biotargets and cellular signalling pathways inside individual living cells.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN: 1084-9521
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Biomedical Research Network (BRN)
Item ID: 13085
Depositing User: Maria Velasco
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2009 07:52
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 07:33
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