Biosensors for healthcare: current and future perspectives

Eun Ryung Kim, Cheulmin Joe, Robert J. Mitchell, Man Bock Gu

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Biosensors are utilized in several different fields, including medicine, food, and the environment; in this review, we examine recent developments in biosensors for healthcare. These involve three distinct types of biosensor: biosensors for in vitro diagnosis with blood, saliva, or urine samples; continuous monitoring biosensors (CMBs); and wearable biosensors. Biosensors for in vitro diagnosis have seen a significant expansion recently, with newly reported clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/Cas methodologies and improvements to many established integrated biosensor devices, including lateral flow assays (LFAs) and microfluidic/electrochemical paper-based analytical devices (μPADs/ePADs). We conclude with a discussion of two novel groups of biosensors that have drawn great attention recently, continuous monitoring and wearable biosensors, as well as with perspectives on the commercialization and future of biosensors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-395
Number of pages22
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Mar

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  • continuous monitoring
  • healthcare biosensor
  • in vitro diagnosis
  • integrated biosensor devices
  • wearable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering


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