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ISSN: 2155-9872

Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques
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Fundamentals and Applications of Impedimetric and Redox Capacitive Biosensors

Adriano Santos1, Jason J Davis2* and Paulo R Bueno1*

1Department of Physical Chemistry, Chemistry Institute, São Paulo State University (Unesp), São Paulo, Brazil

2Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

*Corresponding Author:
Paulo R Bueno
Nanobionics research group, Department of Physical Chemistry
Chemistry Institute, São Paulo State University (Unesp)
55 Prof. Francisco Degni Street, ZIP Code 14800-060, Araraquara
São Paulo, Brazil
Tel: +55 16 3301 9642
Fax: +55 16 3322 2308
E-mail:[email protected]
Jason J Davis
Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford
South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QX, UK
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: May 12, 2014; Accepted Date: May 29, 2014; Published Date: June 02, 2014

Citation:Santos A, Davis JJ, Bueno PR (2014) Fundamentals and Applications of Impedimetric and Redox Capacitive Biosensors. J Anal Bioanal Tech S7:016.doi: 10.4172/2155-9872.S7-016

Copyright: © 2014 Santos A, 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.


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