Title: Nanotechnologies for society. New designs and applications of nanosensors and nanobiosensors in medicine and environmental analysis

Authors: Jana Chomoucka; Jana Drbohlavova; Michal Masarik; Marketa Ryvolova; Dalibor Huska; Jan Prasek; Ales Horna; Libuse Trnkova; Ivo Provaznik; Vojtech Adam; Jaromir Hubalek; Rene Kizek

Addresses: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, and Central European Institute of Technology, Department of Microelectronics, Brno University of Technology, Technicka 10, CZ-616 00 Brno, Czech Republic ' Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, and Central European Institute of Technology, Department of Microelectronics, Brno University of Technology, Technicka 10, CZ-616 00 Brno, Czech Republic ' Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pathological Physiology, Masaryk University, Komenskeho namesti 2, CZ-662 43 Brno, Czech Republic ' Faculty of Agronomy, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mendel University in Brno, Zemedelska 1, CZ-613 00 Brno, Czech Republic ' Faculty of Agronomy, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mendel University in Brno, Zemedelska 1, CZ-613 00 Brno, Czech Republic ' Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, and Central European Institute of Technology, Department of Microelectronics, Brno University of Technology, Technicka 10, CZ-616 00 Brno, Czech Republic ' Tomas Bata University, T.G. Masaryka 275, CZ-762 72 Zlin, Czech Republic ' Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Masaryk University, Kotlarska 2, CZ-611 37 Brno, Czech Republic ' Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Kolejni 4, CZ-612 00 Brno, Czech Republic ' Faculty of Agronomy, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mendel University in Brno, Zemedelska 1, CZ-613 00 Brno, Czech Republic ' Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, and Central European Institute of Technology, Department of Microelectronics, Brno University of Technology, Technicka 10, CZ-616 00 Brno, Czech Republic ' Laboratory of Nanotechnology and Metallomics, Faculty of Agronomy, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mendel University in Brno, Zemedelska 1, CZ-613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Abstract: One of the areas rapidly gaining popularity in all parts of scientific research is Nanotechnology. The pioneering mechanical and electrical engineering has been overtaken by life sciences including chemistry and biology as well as biophysics and biomedicine. The attractiveness of nanodimensions increases in combination with possible life saving function. Therefore the opportunity of application of nano-size objects such as nanoparticles of various types and nature as drug carriers and/or tumour detecting agents is of great interest and number of research publications devoted to this field is increasing rapidly in last years. The complexity of this field requires combined effort of multidisciplinary teams joining researches with diverse expertise such as engineers, physicists, biologists, chemists as well as medical doctors and clinicians. In this review, short summary of development in the field on nanoparticles and nano-based electrodes as well as new software for treatment of data obtained from the electrodes is shown.

Keywords: paramagnetic beads; nanoparticles; nanoelectrodes; electrodes; streptavidin-avidin technology; electrochemical detection; voltammetry; glutathione; quantum dots; nanosensors; nanobiosensors; medicine; environmental analysis; nanotechnology; software development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNT.2012.046752

International Journal of Nanotechnology, 2012 Vol.9 No.8/9, pp.746 - 783

Published online: 04 May 2012 *

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