Department of Pharmaceutics, Daqing Campus of Harbin Medical University, Daqing, China
Received: 11-Apr-2022, Manuscript No. JPN-22- 63540; Editor assigned: 13- Apr-2022, Pre QC No. JPN-22- 63540 (PQ); Reviewed: 26- Apr-2022, QC No. JPN-22- 63540; Revised: 03-May-2022, Manuscript No. JPN-22- 63540 (A); Published: 11-May-2022, DOI:10.4172/23477857.10.1.003.
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Optical biosensors work by measuring how much light is absorbed or released as a result of a biological activity. Optical biosensors use absorption, fluorescence, luminescence, Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR), and other optical techniques. Colorimetric biosensors are among the most studied, owing to the ease with which the visible color shift produced by these biosensors may be detected. SPR-based biosensors make use of the plasmonic characteristics of noble metal films. The development of diverse optical biosensors has accelerated since the introduction of fibre optics technology.
Thermal biosensors work by measuring the temperature changes that occur during biochemical recognition. The majority of biological reactions result in a change in enthalpy, which can be detected with sensitive thermistors.
The mass change caused by bimolecular contact is measured using piezoelectric biosensors. The mass change is measured using piezoelectric crystals by comparing the change in oscillation frequency of the piezo crystal.
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