Current Trends in Ubiquitous Biosensing
Dimitra N Stratis-Cullum* and Amethist S Finch
US Army Research Laboratory, RDRL-SEE-B, Adelphi, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Stratis-Cullum DN
US Army Research Laboratory, RDRL-SEE-B
2800 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, MD 20783, USA
Received date: March 19, 2013; Accepted date: May 15, 2013; Published date: May 17, 2013
Citation: Stratis-Cullum DN, Finch AS (2013) Current Trends in Ubiquitous Biosensing. J Anal Bioanal Tech S7:009. doi:10.4172/2155-9872.S7-009
Copyright: © 2013 Stratis-Cullum DN, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Biosensing technology is not currently capable of widespread use outside of a laboratory environment due to significantly limitation in bioreceptor function and production, as well as in the overall size, weight, and cost of the sensing platform. However, as technology continues to advance, biosensors could truly become ubiquitous, employing social media and personal electronic devices for mundane yet powerful capabilities. In the near future, point-of-care diagnostics in third-world countries could save millions of lives and revolutionize the healthcare industry worldwide. Recent trends show many of the traditional barriers to realizing this vision will soon be overcome. In this paper we review exciting trends in the development of synthetic reagents, fluidic integration, and mobile platforms that are necessary for ubiquitous biosensing capabilities.