Biosensors are sensing elements equipped with biological components. They are thus detection elements (sensors) for measuring e.g. antibodies, enzymes, nucleic acids, organelles or cells. Biosensors also measure synthetic substances such as aptamers, molecularly imprinted polymers, macrocycles or synthetic peptides. They are used in biotechnological measurement technology.
A German university now developed a manufacturing process that makes small, compact biosensors faster and up to ten times mor sensitive than conventional sensors.